Macbook air 2011 AS external second display to my PC

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tpizzle, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. tpizzle macrumors newbie

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    Hello all I've looked online but haven't found much on this, if anyone could shed some light into this I'd really appreciate it.

    I have a video card in my Windows PC that supports multiple displays, but my desk area only has enough room for a single monitor. So I was thinking when necessary, why not use my macbook air as a second monitor while propped up on the table area. My graphics card, FirePro V3800, has both a display port and DVI. So I'd hook up a DVI cable to my monitor, and the display port cable via thunderbolt to the macbook air (its the 2011 one BTW). I'd have to turn on the macbook air I'd assume because there no way the display port would draw power to the macbook air. Anyway my question is would this work? Thanks.
     
  2. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  3. tpizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that is disappointing to hear. Thanks for the response.
     
  4. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    I tried searching for ways to do it, but only found how to mirror your ipad/iphone with airserver not how to expand a pc display to the air.

    But just remembered synergy, so you can use both using the same keyboard/mouse, which is not exactly expanding the display onto the laptop but might be useful for you.
     

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