iMac Pro connecting MBP 2017 to iMac Pro

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  1. porsche930 macrumors newbie

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    hi all

    Long time lurker seeking some advice. I picked up a new base model iMac Pro for $3999 from micro center - what a bargain!

    Anyway, want to connect my MBP 2017 and use it as a secondary display but doesn't seem to work via usb-c for some reason?

    Apple doesn't offer much helpful advice.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208366

    appreciate any help
     
  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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  3. sputnikBA macrumors 6502

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    Target display mode hasn’t been a feature on recent macs for the last few years. So unfortunately you won’t be able to plug one Mac directly into another one and use is as a screen anymore.
     
  4. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    This is not supported natively on the MBP.

    You can try some 3rd party software solution such as AirDisplay: https://avatron.com/applications/air-display/

    I never tried it myself but please let us know how it goes if you try it.
     
  5. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    I have this, and it can be used to send the source computer display to an iPad/iPhone. Not to another Mac. Unless you know something I do not?
     
  6. porsche930 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies, appreciate it. I'll look into air display, according to the FAQ it may work but will do some more research and let you know how I go.
     
  7. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

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    From their site: "Wirelessly connect to an iPad or Android device from your laptop to create the ultimate road-warrior workstation. Or repurpose any nearby Mac or Windows PC to give yourself more screen real estate for your main Mac."

    So you should be able to do what you want with AirDisplay.
     
  8. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

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    Interesting. I see it now: https://sites.fastspring.com/avatron/product/airdisplayformac

    $20 extra, though!
     

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