Imac External Display Problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by justynaz, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. justynaz macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have a 27-inch Imac (mid 2011) that I am trying to use as a main display connected to MacPro 13-inch (Mid 2012) via Mini DisplayPort made by Belkin. I then pressed the command+F2 with no luck as well as Command+F2+fn with also nothing. Screens remain the same. I have the MacPro plugged into power.

    I am not sure what else to do! :(

    Help me troubleshoot :)
     
  2. aggri1 macrumors 6502

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    The 2011 iMac has a Thuderbolt port. To use an iMac which has Thunderbolt ports as a display, as you are trying to do, you need to use a Thunderbolt cable, not a mini-Displayport cable.

    That's all.

    If the iMac were an older 27" one, without Thunderbolt ports, then you could use just a mini-Displayport cable.

    Good luck.
     
  3. strukt macrumors member

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    Its not enough with just an thunderbolt cable. The Mac you want use as source for your display also need to be equipped with a thunderbolt port.
     
  4. DLary macrumors member

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    The mid-2011 iMac and the mid-2012 Macbook Pro are both Thunderbolt equipped. Aggri1 is correct, use a Thunderbolt cable instead of a Displayport cable and it should work.
     
  5. justynaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ahhh I see.

    Thank you everyone. Hopefully this will end my 2 week trials and tribulations (and heartache), will try it out tomorrow!

    :D
     

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