Late2009 iMac with 2012 Mini

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MatthewAMEL, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    Greetings, all.

    I ordered a 2012 Mini Server about 10 minutes ago.

    I want to use my Late2009 iMac as the monitor. Can anyone give me a definitive answer on what cable to use?

    I have seen HDMI-MiniDisplayPort, Thunderbolt-MiniDisplayPort, etc.

    I need to order something ASAP.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. wmy5 macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2012
    upstate NY
    You just need a mini-DP to mini-DP cable.

    But, target display mode isn't a good idea. You iMac will run headless while you're using its display and you cannot turn your CPU, hard drive, etc. off.

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