Macbook Pro as external display for Windows Desktop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by helenp86, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. helenp86 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    We have 2 Macbook Pro's - one is running OS X (10.6.8) and the other is running Windows 7 (only).

    We have a desktop PC which is running windows 7 and want to connect this to the Macbook Pro to use the Macbook display - is this possible? We have purchased a VGA cable and a Mini DVI to VGA adapter cable from Best Buy (they said it was possible to do it). However, when the desktop is connected to the Macbook Pro (the windows 7 one) the screen goes black and we cannot switch to either the Macbook display or the desktop display.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That is not possible. The macbook only has display output, not input.
     
  3. helenp86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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