Dual iMacs (27inch 2011 model with 24inch Model)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ducky280, May 13, 2011.

  1. Ducky280 macrumors regular

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    Hi Guys,
    Just got myself the new iMac 27inch (One with Thunderbolt), I have a old iMac (24inch white, 2.16 Intel Duo, 3GBs Ram)...

    How would I join these so the old iMac is a Dual screen? What lead do I need?

    Cheers in advance you clever Apple Forum Members :)


    p.s links to buy the cable in the UK would also be amazing....
     
  2. gcthompson macrumors newbie

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    I don't think you can, you can use the newer iMacs as external monitors but not the old ones (to the best of my knowledge)
     
  3. hsj2011 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's how I understand it too. The ability to use an iMac as an external display only came with the release of the 27" iMac.
     
  4. OllyW Moderator

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    That's right. Target display only works on 27" iMacs.
     
  5. The Fonze macrumors newbie

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    Course he can, use a MDP cable from the 24 to the 27 and just always run your new 2011 imac in target display mode.......
    :cool:
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The 2011 iMacs only do target display mode via thunderbolt to thunderbolt.
     
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    This program might be of interest to you. I'm actually not sure how it works, but it could be helpful.
     

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