Using iMac as an external display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DerrenYoung, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. DerrenYoung macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2013
    Sheffield, UK
    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for a little help and will apologise in advance for my total lack of knowledge.

    I'm a recent'ish mac convert and have the lot; 27" iMac, macbook air, ipad, iPhone.

    My little problem is this (and I've searched around the internet and nothing seems to make any sense to me); I work from home one day a week and am desperate to try and get my iMac (2010 model) to work as an external display to my IBM Lenovo work laptop. I've bought a mini display port to VGA cable today and tried to hook it up, but I when I toggle on the display it goes blue for a few seconds and then flips back to the normal iMac display.

    Does anyone know if this is even possible ?

    I could have probably saved some money by just going out and buying a seperate LED monitor for my work laptop, but I hate being beaten by this sort of stuff.

    Any help (in words of one syllable) would be really appreciated.

  2. rask macrumors newbie


    Mar 23, 2013

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