iMac Target Mode with Mac Mini specific question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kazmac, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. kazmac, Sep 24, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2016

    kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Hi everyone,

    my 2013 27" iMac was killed by whatever malware etc. was a part of the Yahoo hack. Part of the reason why I bought this model was for target mode. Despite going through the 7 pass erase and supposively removing the offending files, this machine is kaput and still corrupted.

    My question is if I use this iMac as a display for the Mac Mini, would the Mac Mini become infected with whatever is still on the iMac?

    I realize this is probably a silly question and I will try anti-virus software on the newer Mac but...

    MODS: please delete this thread. My 6 yr old iMac is up and running for moment. Thank you.
  2. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa
    You wiped the drive and still think it has a virus? That doesnt make sense. I would guess the hard drive may have gone bad, but not still have a virus.

    if you use the imac as a screen the display port will not transfer files from the imac hard drive to the mini.

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