How Do I Display My MacBook Pro on my iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HadItWithWindow, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. HadItWithWindow macrumors regular

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    I have a 13inch Mid 2009 Pro and a 24inch Early 2008 Mac.

    I want to display the Pro on my larger screen Mac. Can this be done and what cables might be needed?

    I read some of the Apple site instructions but became when confused when they say "computer". I had no idea if they were referring to the Mac or the Pro.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Do you have a link to those instructions?

    Anyway, only the 27" iMac can be used as display directly, but for your purposes you either look into Screen Sharing* (System Preferences > Sharing), or AirDisplay.

    * Allows you to control one Mac from the other, but not use one Mac as an extended display for the other.
     
  3. HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You

    Yes, the link referred to the 27" and now your response makes that clear. Shucks. Working with Quicken is a pain on this screen.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Then look into AirDisplay, as linked to. It worked for me quite well, better than ScreenRecyclerX (another alternative).
     
  5. hypermog macrumors regular

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  6. HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds very interesting. What cable will I need to connect MBP to Firewire on Mac?
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Firewire 800 cable, can be had for less than 10 USD via Newegg.

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  8. HadItWithWindow thread starter macrumors regular

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    Showing my lack of computereze, is the Firewire 800 enough information to buy the correct cable?

    Trying to display the 13" MBP (early 2009) to 23" Mac (early 2008)? Do I need more information such as pin size?
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    You need a 9-pin Firewire to 9-pin Firewire cable (firewire 800).
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