Connecting macs

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  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    What is the connector I have to buy to either connect a MacBook to a 27" iMac to use its display and connect two iMacs to use as one display?
     
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    Assuming the MB or iMac has a Mini DisplayPort and not mini-DVI connector, this should do it. http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10246&cs_id=1024602&p_id=5991&seq=1&format=2

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  3. macswitcha2, Dec 27, 2010
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    How would I tell? BTW, does this cord answer both my questions? can it be used to use iMac for macbook display and connect two iMacs together as one display?

    Well, below are pics of the side of the macbook ports and back of the 27" iMac ports.
     

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    All Macs released after late 2008 use mini Displayport, so unless one of the machines is older than that, yes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

    Your MBO might actually be mini-DVI

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DVI

    If that's the case you need a converter box. Something like this: http://www.atlona.com/Atlona-DVI-to-Mini-DisplayPort-Converter-p-17859.html

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  5. macswitcha2, Dec 29, 2010
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    Thanks, looks like it is the mini_display port on both the MacBook and the Imac.


    BTW, while I'm at it, what do I need to connect a mackbook to a tube TV?
     
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