nMP Thunderbolt to iMac MiniDisplay port ?

Don909

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I have searched but have not found an answer.

Can I use my 2009 iMac as a monitor for the nMP ? The iMac only has a MiniDisplay port.

Thanks
 

DeltaMac

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Yes, if your iMac is a 27-inch, which does support Target Display mode.
The 21.5-inch iMac does not support Target Display until they have a Thunderbolt port, starting with the Mid-2011 iMac.
This Apple support article should tell you everything that you need to know: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924
 

iSee

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To add slightly more (If you have the 27" 2009 iMac):

You'll just need a mini-display port cable (or a thunderbolt cable).
 

Don909

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To add slightly more (If you have the 27" 2009 iMac):

You'll just need a mini-display port cable (or a thunderbolt cable).

My 2009 iMac is the 27'" model. What exact cable would I need ? I do not see a Thunderbolt to MiniDisplay cable listed in the store.

Thanks

Don
 

Bones13

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Either one will work. Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort cable. The ends look the same.
 

iSee

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My 2009 iMac is the 27'" model. What exact cable would I need ? I do not see a Thunderbolt to MiniDisplay cable listed in the store.

Thanks

Don
You want a mini-displayport cable OR a thunderbolt cable.
They use the same connector and both carry the displayport signal you need.
(A thunderbolt cable will also carry data, but you don't need that for this and a mini-displayport cable is usually cheaper.)

This is a mini-displayport to mini-displayport that should work (and they have longer ones too, depending on what you need):

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?se...&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKreqZ7q3bsCFYEDOgodHkAA-Q
 

Don909

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Nov 9, 2009
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You want a mini-displayport cable OR a thunderbolt cable.
They use the same connector and both carry the displayport signal you need.
(A thunderbolt cable will also carry data, but you don't need that for this and a mini-displayport cable is usually cheaper.)

This is a mini-displayport to mini-displayport that should work (and they have longer ones too, depending on what you need):

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?se...&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKreqZ7q3bsCFYEDOgodHkAA-Q

Thanks - I didn't realize the cable dimensions were identical.

Don
 
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