Using imac as external screen for Macbook pro

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tazy D, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Tazy D macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    i have a imac g5 and am looking to get a macbook pro

    i was thinking of using the imac as an external display for my macbook pro

    i had looked on the forum to see if it could be done, but could not find anything.

    then i found this page on another forum

    i have not tried it yet as i don't have the macbook pro

    Was wondering if anyone could have a go and let me know if it works


  2. macgeek77 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2006
    This is a good idea. However, beware that the only hardware you are using from your Macbook is the hard drive. The processor, RAM, optical drive, etc are all from your iMac. So, if there is some special feature on your Macbook that your iMac does not have, then it will not work from a hardware perspective.
  3. Vidd macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    It won't be as convenient as an external monitor, of course.
    Would it not be better to sell the G5 and buy an external display?

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