Target Display Mode with an older iMac and newer MacMini

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LumbermanSVO, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    I have a 2014 MacMini in a rack in a closet running 24/7. On occasion I can't remote desktop into it, and need to. Instead of buying a monitor, I have an unused 2009 iMac with FireWire 400 and 800 ports on it that will boot into target disk mode. Can I use a Thunderbolt to FireWire dongle and FireWire cable and get Target Display mode to work with this setup?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Target Disk Mode and Target Display Mode are two very different features. The only iMac from 2009 supporting the latter is the 27" late 2009, and it requires a Mini DisplayPort cable.
     

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