Macbook Pro as external display for Windows Desktop?

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

  1. helenp86 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011

    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


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    That is not possible. The macbook only has display output, not input.
  3. helenp86 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011

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