Connecting late 2009 MacBook to iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cook.675, May 18, 2013.

  1. cook.675 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    I have a late 2009 MacBook and a brand new 27" iMac

    THe iMac has thunderbolt connections in the back; my macbook has the standard mini display port.

    Is it possible to connect my macbook to the iMac monitor to use as a monitor, and if so how?

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    No. You can only connect other Thunderbolt devices to it.
  3. cook.675 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
  4. cook.675 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2011
    what if both my iMac and my macbook are connected to an ultrafast university internet connection and can connect via a server to eachother?


    is this possible to to use the iMac to "view the screen contents" of my macbook connected to the server and run the macbook off the imac in this way?
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    If that is so, then just use an Ethernet cable and the TB to Ethernet adapter and connect both Macs via it and use ScreenRecycler or AirDisplay.
    You do not need a fast internet connection for that, the direct connection will suffice.
  6. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    You could use microsoft remote desktop or team viewer to do this.
  7. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2010
    Amsterdam, NL
    I sold my Thunderbolt Display and bought a 27" iMac late 2009 (for the same amount!). I use it as a secondary display for my retina MBP and sometimes as a normal computer (dropped in 8GB / 120Gb Samsung 840 SSD). it's awesome.


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