Is iMac Target Display Mode Possible with the Fan Off?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gnomeisland, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. gnomeisland macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    I've tried to search the forums and I've scanned Apple's info base but I'm not 100% clear on this. Is it possible to run an iMac (clearly a non-Retina version) in target display mode with the iMac's fan off (e.g. the computer is in sleep mode for example)? A strange concern but humor me.
  2. redheeler macrumors 603


    Oct 17, 2014
    No. Target Display Mode doesn't work in sleep mode, and only when the iMac is on.
  3. gnomeisland thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    Thanks. Disappointing but good to know for sure.

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