Late 2009 imac target mode

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  1. djsound macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    I am trying to boot my imac into target mode with command+f2 and nothing is happening . it just beeps. How do I do it? Its a late 2009. thanks
     
  2. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Do it, while it is up and running. Not boot time.
     
  3. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    You title leave room for misunderstanding. We better make fully sure, that we are talking about Target Display Mode
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
    Because that is, what the shortcut is fore. And that you have connected a displayport-source as input in the mini-displayport.

    If you really mean Target Disk Mode:
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH10725?locale=en_US
    Then it is something completely different and is activated by pressing T at boot.
     
  5. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djsound

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    Ah sorry. Target Display mode. I have my MBP retina connected to a late 2009 imac (which I'd like to use as second display).....ive tried all the key command to enter target display mode but no luck.
     
  6. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Notice that it is F2, so depending on your keyboard setting you might have to add the fn-key: fn+cmd+f2
     
  7. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya I have mine setup as (use f2 as f2..) so it was fine....still no luck.
     
  8. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    is it a mini-displayport cable? Thunderbolt-cable won't work with 2009 iMac..
     
  9. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ya I was using a Thunderbold cable but just ordered a Minidisplay cable because I read that somewhere....but it wont even enter target mode until it gets a signal or something? That must be it. Thanks for the tip. =)
     
  10. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I just dobbelt checked. Without video-input, there is no reaction. But it works with my Macbook Air connected.. If you didn't already have the thunderbolt cable a mini-display cable is also much cheaper ;-)
     
  11. djsound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now I can return this Thunderbolt cable. Thanks guys. ;)
     

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