iPad as a replacement screen? Dead MacBook screen! :-(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacFabulous, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. MacFabulous, Sep 11, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013

    MacFabulous macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2007
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    My MacBook Pro screen just died. While the screen is not working the repair man said the rest of the computer works just fine. I can't afford a new screen just now, so I was wondering if it would be possible to use my iPad as a replacement screen? Since my screen is dead I'm looking for a solution that will enable me to connect the iPad without having to use that screen during set-up. Is it possible? Any good ideas???

    The two devices:

    MacBook Pro 17" 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo from 2006

    iPad 4 with lightning cable
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, physically connecting them isn't doable. You could plug your MBP into an external monitor long enough to install TeamViewer, which would enable you to operate your MBP from the iPad.
  3. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    Yep there are many apps that do this over wifi. Though the lag is pretty excruciating to use as a primary monitor
  4. fratey macrumors regular

    May 6, 2010

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