Plugging in a 2007 MacBook to 27" Core i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by leepetersonuk, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. leepetersonuk macrumors member

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    Hi, I tried a search and found some adaptors but gotten a little confused with what I actually need to get.

    I've just bought a Core i5 27" iMac (which I love so far!), my 2007 White MacBook is now with my wife and I wanted to check how you connected it up to use the iMac as a second display.

    My understanding is iMac = Mini Display, MacBook = Mini DVI.
     
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  3. foodle macrumors 6502

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    Yes, the Macbook outputs Mini DVI and the iMac need Mini-Displayport input. You need a couple of converters:
    1) Mini DVI to DVI (available from Apple)
    2) DVI to Mini-Displayport (note that this is NOT the same as the Mini-Displayport to DVI adaptor that Apple sells)

    For #2, you need something like this: link
     
  4. leepetersonuk thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers for the info, really good - I now know what to buy :)
     

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