MBA with thunderbolt to non TB iMac

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by iphonefan74, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. iphonefan74 macrumors regular

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    Figured I would post this as there may be others looking for an answer and the 3 Apple stores I called were clueless. I have a 2011 MBA with a thunderbolt port but a 2010 iMac with a mini display port. I wanted to connect my MBA to my iMac and use the iMac as a display. The first Apple store I called told me it couldn't be done. The 2nd one told me they didn't know and the 3rd told me i could use a thunderbolt cable. So of course the thunderbolt cable didn't work. Took it back and called Mac Mall. They knew right away what I was talking about and told me I need a mini display to mini display cable. Luckily they had one and it works perfectly. Just thought I would share in case others wanted to know if this could be done.
     
  2. theSeb macrumors 604

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    The TB cable solution would only work with the 2011 iMacs. One has to ask about the training the Apple store employees receive.
     

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