Using a MacBook Late 2006 as a second monitor for iMac 27" Late 2012?

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  1. sultanoflondon macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook, Late 2006, White, 2GB RAM, running OS X Lion. I was wondering whether I could use this as a second monitor for my iMac 27" Late 2012? If so, how would I go about the configuration and setup? I would also need it to function as an independent notebook as well, if I were to disconnect it (wired or wirelessly) and use it separately.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Not very practical. You could get something like an elgato capture card, but they have their own issues.
    The Macbooks do not have a video in port or video in capability.
     
  3. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh really? That's a shame. Thanks for the prompt reply though:)
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    And if you have to buy hardware like a video capture device, you might as well just buy a display.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    and the video capture devices can cost as much as a decent display.
     
  6. sultanoflondon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay. Thanks for that. I'll try and get a good display then.
     

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