Dual Display from 2010 MacBook Pro to 2007 iMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by moebius.cube, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. moebius.cube macrumors newbie

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    My Intel-based iMac from mid-2007 is malfunctioning and until I can repair it would like to use it as a monitor for my 2010 MacBook Pro. Apple's online specs don't make it clear whether this model iMac can receive DVI input or if it's for output only. Does anyone have experience with this? Which Mini-DVI adapter would I need for this?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Only the 27" iMac can have video in.
    Maybe try ScreenRecycler, it works via LAN, though I haven't successfully configured it yet.
     
  3. moebius.cube thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re: ScreenRecycler

    Thanks simsaladimbamba. Installed ScreenRecycler and it works fairly well over WiFi. Image quality is significantly reduced and watching online videos is awful (but might be improved when using a LAN cable). It will have to do for now.
     
  4. jondob macrumors member

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    This is clearly the wrong forum noob
     
  5. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    No need for that, you're human too. We all make mistakes.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba, Mar 2, 2011
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    simsaladimbamba

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    Use the [​IMG] (REPORT POST) button in such cases to notify moderators, as they have the power to move the thread to the appropriate sub forum.

    Btw, you are still a newbie too, at least according to your post count. I could also remind you of "Lepord".
     
  7. stroked Suspended

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    That's telling him. I hate rude people.
     
  8. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    +1 - Also, OP, if you do ever find a better solution please post it - Id love to add my 17" iMac White as an extra screen to my Mac Pro...
     

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