iMac as a external monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The13thDoctor, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. The13thDoctor macrumors regular

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    I just built a custom machine and I'm hopping to use my iMac as an external monitor, So what dongle should I use to connect my PC to my iMac.
     
  2. apw100 macrumors regular

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    How old is your iMac? If it is a 2010 model, then you will just need an HDMI/DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter.
    If you have a 2011 model iMac, you can't use it as an external display. The new iMacs can only accept a signal from another Thunderbolt equipped device.
     
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  4. freaknout macrumors newbie

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    That kind of sucks.

    I bought a new 27" and would like to use a PS3 or such like. No change of an HDMI to thunderbolt converter?

    TIA
    Jay
     
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