How can I use my PC as an external monitor for my Mac?

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  1. iJasonTATE macrumors member

    iJasonTATE

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    I have an old PC and I want to use it as and external monitor for my Mac. Is there a way this could possibly be done?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    You only need to connect the display (using the correct adapter). Then, recycle the PC ;)

    Adapter should be mini-VGA to whatever the display uses (probably VGA).
     
  3. iJasonTATE thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, I heard screen recycler will do it, but I don't know how. i tried and it didn't work.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    For what specific Mac do you want to use the computer's display? The computer, you claim to be old, is not involved.



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    Not needed, you only need the display. Or what exact computer and Mac are you talking about?


     
  5. iJasonTATE thread starter macrumors member

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    I want to use my Dell Latitude D820 with and external monitor connected to possibly VNC into my Mac.
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    That's a completely different use.

    Anyway, try UltraVNC. On the Mac, enable Screen Sharing, and enable VNC (in Screen Sharing Computer settings). I believe you need 10.5, to use built-in screen sharing - I honestly just can't remember if 10.4 had it. I'm making the assumption it's been upgraded since new (10.2).
     
  7. iJasonTATE thread starter macrumors member

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