MacBook Pro :: Connecting IMac Keyboard While Using IMac As External Display

May 28, 2012

I'm trying to using my iMac wireless keyboad for my macbook pro while my iMac is in external display mode but I can't get the keyboad to connect. I've tried disconnecting the wireless keyboard from my iMac but it won't go into target display mode without the keyboad. Can I used my iMac wireless keyboard with my Macbook pro while my iMac is being used as an external display?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Main Computer

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IMac :: Connecting External Display To New Imac I7

Feb 8, 2010

I have the mini display port plugged in and a vga cable from the imac to my external monitor. I should just be able to turn the monitor on and it work but the imac doesn't detect it and it just comes up as a black screen.

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IMac :: Connecting External Monitor To 27" IMac Use Process?

Nov 14, 2009

I have a 27" Imac and want to use an old 19" monitor as an external unit. I have it hooked up and turned on. Just the old wallpaper shows on it. There isn't an icon or anything diff on my iMac screen for it. How do I use the external? I realize this is pretty dumb, but I'm a newbie here and my Mac expert son is in NC....

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IMac :: IMac Freezes When Connecting External Monitor?

Apr 8, 2008

I have a newer iMac 24" bought in 11/2007. I have the mini-dvi to vga converter and when I connect it to a external tv capable of 1024x768, the iMac freezes and does nothing. I disconnect and the screen turns blue and the flickers back on and everything works. I have made the connection then booted up, and I have tried every resolution all the way down to 640x480, same thing it just locks up the screen, but again as soon as I unplug the mini-dvi to vga cable from the iMac it flicks to a blue screen and everything comes back. I have reviewed dmesg nothing, and revieiw /var/log/messages. Is there any troubleshooting I can do. I am old school unix/linux guy just converted my family to Apple and would like to use the display on my tv to watch my iTunes movies.

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Hardware :: Connecting IMac To A Second Display - What Cables

Jan 9, 2009

I bought a second screen a few days ago, the 23" LG M2394D. I have got it connected to my 24" Aluminium iMac. The resolution of the monitor is 1920x1080 and the iMac is 1920x1200. System preferences lets me assign the different resolutions on the different screens, but the quality on the second screen at 1920x1200 is very dodgy. If i put it to 1650x1050 it looks better, but not as good as the apple display. I have also noticed that the picture is 'too big for the screen', i.e. there is some of the picture outside of the screen area that i cant see. I have the screen connected via the Apple MiniDVI to dvi connector and then a DVi to HDMI cable into the screen. Is it the HDMI that is causing some of the problems? would a straight DVI cable work better? Here is the screen: [URL]

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MacBook Pro :: IMac As An External Display For MBP?

Feb 20, 2010

Is this even possible?

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IMac :: DVI Cable For Connecting External Monitor

Dec 17, 2010

I want to hook up my new monitor with my 21" Imac. I have bought this mini displayport to dvi adapter. [URL]. What dvi cable should I buy? The adapter is dvid single link, but according to wikipedia the conector is dual link?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: External NAS Not Connecting To My IMac Running It

Mar 14, 2012

I moved to an iMac from PC 3 months ago, and installed my NAS server as an externally mounted drive, with password protected user logon, and a separate media folder for all itunes music, videos etc, and all photo storage.

This worked fine for a couple of months, and seemed to connect automatically at startup  I don't recall any issues at all.That changed a few weeks ago, and each session I now need to re-connect by logging on to the NAS with password. The consquence is that the Home drive keeps being remapped to the internal HD, and the itunes media storage location to the same internal HD, not the NAS.

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), QNAP TS-419P NAS server

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MacBook Pro :: Using 24 Inch IMac As An External Display?

Jan 5, 2011

I have a 24-inch iMac that is ripe for replacement; my wife barely uses a 2010 15" MacBook Pro.

In 2011 I'm thinking of buying a MacBook Air for her and I take the MBP.

-I would buy a 27-inch display for the MBP;

-ideally she could use the 24-inch as external display for the MacBook Air

-or, alternatively, I would use the 24-inch as external display for the MBP

Would any of these solutions work?

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OS X Yosemite :: Use IMac As External Display (since It Does Not Support Target Display Mode)?

Dec 1, 2014

I have a new 27" iMac retina display. Is there any way to use it as an external display (since it does not support Target Display Mode)?

iMac with Retina 5K display, OS X Yosemite 10.10.1

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IMac :: How To Keep Display Sleeping While Keeping External Display Active?

Jan 23, 2008

Just wondering if anyone could help me figure this out.

I have my 40" flat screen plugged into my imac via VGA cable to mirror the image.

I'm just trying to have the imac display sleep while I play a movie full screen through the external TV.

I've tried two different ways but both have failed.

1-I set up a hot corner in the imac to sleep display but this results in both the display and the TV sleeping.

2-I just set the power settings to sleep after 1 minute. This works but then If a movie is playing the computer won't go to sleep.

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Hardware :: Disable IMac Display/use External Display Only?

Jan 13, 2010

I just purchased a 23" monitor to replace my iMacs 17" display (since it has a nasty crack in one of the corners). I hooked it up fine and all, but the displays are linked, allowing me to hover the mouse to the iMac's display which I find annoying most of the time.

Is there a way to make the iMac display zone out and just use the external by itself?

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MacBook :: External Display Imac As A Backup Drive For Time Machine

May 22, 2012

I just got a new MacBook Pro for graduation. I've decided to use my iMac as an external display and use my Macbook Pro as my main computer. My iMac has about 1TB of space while my MacBook has about 500 GB. Since I'll be using my iMac primarily as a external display I was thinking about also using it as an external harddrive so I can backup my data from my Macbook via Time Machine.Is this ok to do? Does anyone advised that I don't? I just want to make sure I don't screw up anything before doing so. BTW I also have a WD external harddrive connected to my iMac.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Main Computer

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IMac :: Turn Off The Display When Using An External Display?

Nov 10, 2009

I'm interested in the new iMac but could not work with a glossy display. Can anyone share their experiences of using the iMac with an external display? In one respect it seems like a waste to have two monitors but the base model costs little more than the maxed out Mini and seems like the better option.

I would be interested in seeing photos of any setups featuring the iMac and an external display.

Also, is there a way to turn off the iMac display when using an external display?

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting External LCD - How To Adjust Display

Dec 26, 2010

I have been trying to set-up an external LCD tv to my 13in MacBook Pro (mid-2010). I am connecting it through a mini-dvi to HDMI adapter. But on the the 32" Dynex LCD the top menu bar and a lil bit on the bottom and sides are not showing and I cant figure out how to adjust the screen. The resolution is 720p.

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OS X :: Using An IMac As An External Display?

Jul 6, 2008

In the near future I will be purchasing a 24" iMac and I wanted to now if I could display TV programs or video game consoles on it using S-video (or another type of cable)like a normal Television screen.

I want to know because I also plan on purchasing a PS3 and want to display it on the iMac's beautiful 1080p screen!

Please tell me if there is any way so I can purchase the needed accessories in advance.

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IMac :: Using An External Display?

Nov 18, 2009

Hi this is my first time doing this, but I want to connect my iMac to my LCD TV via HDMI, but my computer only has a mini dvi port on the back. What cables do I need and is my iMac capable of outputting to 1080p?

I have the baseline late 2006 iMac (5,1) with ati x1600 card and my current display resolution is 1440x900.

Will I have to have both monitors on or can I just have the LCD TV be on and the iMac built in monitor be off?

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PowerPC :: Using IMac G4 As An External Display?

Jul 3, 2006

I want to take my old iMac G4 and use it as an external display for my MBP. Is this possible? Has anyone done this?

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IMac :: Can I Connect An External Display?

Apr 16, 2009

I've found that my 24" display just isn't big enough for the currents applications I'm using. Could I use the following to attach either a bigger monitor or my projector to the iMac?


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How To Use 27" Imac As External Display

Mar 23, 2012

I bought iMac 27" 3.4 GHz quad core i7 ( with thunderbolt) , how can i use this iMac as external display of a PC with VGA only ?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), iOS 5.1

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MacBook Pro :: Connecting To External Display - Apple Mini Displayport To DVI And DVI To DVI Cable

Oct 7, 2009

I have a presentation tomorrow and need to hook up my MBP to the projector in class. I bought an Apple Mini Displayport to DVI cable, and a DVI to DVI cable. I thought this would be the case, but come to find out the system does not support DVI. So I had to run to Best buy to get a DVI to VGA cable. I tried out the MDP > DVI > VGA rig on my external monitor and got nothing. The screen on my MBP responded by turning blue for a second and then back to normal...but the monitor said "No Signal". Is this some jargon with DVI-D and DVI-I? I need to know by tomorrow morning if I have to run back to the Apple Store and get a Mini Displayport to VGA cable.

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IMac :: How To Change The Resoulotion Of An External Display

Sep 19, 2009

I have a g3 slot loading Imac, which I am reusing as a computer for a family member who is visually impaired. I have bought a 22" monitor that can display a resolution of 1680x1050. but I can not display more than 1024x768. that I can't get it just to display on the external monitor, it uses both monitors with identical pictures.

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IMac :: 27" Could Be Used As An External Display For Other Devices

Nov 26, 2009

APPLE has posted a knowledge base article recently, saying that the 27 inches iMac could be used as an external display for other devices, using a third party converter to convert the signal to DisplayPort compliant signals.


At least we have some official words that it does work and can expect those converter to be available soon

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IMac :: Using External Display As Primary Screen Possible

Aug 6, 2010

I posted yesterday about my 1.83 17 inch first generation intel iMacs screen dying. If we get an external display, is there a way to make that the main screen?

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Hardware :: Hook Up External Display To Imac?

Dec 31, 2006

Is it possible to hook up an external display to an iMac?

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IMac :: Connecting A 24" Apple Cinema Display To A 27"?

Apr 19, 2010

Just wondering if its possible to connect an external monitor like the 24" cinema display to an imac 27" so I can use it as an extended desktop space?

Also heard something about possible 27" cinema displays coming out soon from apple.

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OS X :: Finding IMac 27-inch As External Display For Xbox 360/PS3?

Dec 22, 2009

Today I bought iMac 27-inch. Firstly I planned to buy 21.5 inch, but when I saw this 27-inch I decided to buy it. I've got Core 2 Duo version.

So, I wanna to connect my 360 to this iMac. I have Mini Display -> DVI adapter and than DVI -> HDMI adapter and the problem could be sound. DVI does not transmit any sound. So is there option to play sound from 360 on my iMac or via headphones? What if I connect stereo cables (into mini jack using adapter).

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IMac :: Switch Between Displayport Inputs / Using External Display Screen?

Mar 17, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro. I see that the new iMacs have a mini displayport input so that the 27" screen can be used with my MacBook Pro. I'm wondering how this works? Since there is obviously no button to push, how exactly do you switch between the iMac and the MacBook Pro displaying on-screen?

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IMac :: Capturing Screen From 27inch While Working As External Display

Nov 14, 2010

Is it possible to somehow capture a screen from iMac 27-inch and while it is used as external display (display for Xbox 360 - I have Kanex XD HDMI converter)?

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IMac :: Turn Off Main Screen With External Display Plugged In

Oct 2, 2008

We have an iMac G5 running 10.4.11 which developed some nasty colour banding down the screen and have now plugged in an external display. How can you turn off the iMac display so it only outputs through the external monitor?

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