Connecting PC to iMac 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rtilbury, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. rtilbury macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Hello everyone. This is my first Thread.

    I currently use the iMac 27" and would like to connect my PC using mini DP. After researching, I'm aware I need to buy the Atlona DP400 and Belkin mini to mini cable. My Nvidia GTX480 only has HDMI and DVI outputs.

    I'm having trouble getting a clear answer on whether I can use my wireless keyboard and magic mouse with my PC. Can I pair both devices to my PC and Mac, switching between the two?

    The PC will be used for gaming, as it is way more powerful compared to the iMac(in the graphics department)

    Thank you
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Are the keyboard and mouse Bluetooth or USB? If they are USB, it will be easy, just unplug the receiver and put it in the other computer, or get a USB switch. If they are Bluetooth, then it might be more tricky but it should still work
  3. rtilbury thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    These are the Apple bluetooth keyboard and mouse that come with the iMac
  4. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    You'd have to switch off Bluetooth on the computer you're not using to allow the devices connect easily to the other machine.

    I did this, for a while. It works fine but got too "faffy" and annoying, so I ended up buying a USB keyboard and mouse, and a USB switch.

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