Mac air book and iMac 27"

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comoxbrit Contributing Member • Posts: 919
Mac air book and iMac 27"

Can I connect my iMac to my Mac air book to use as an monitor. My iMac is 11 years old.

If it can be done can you tell me how to do it.

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Tony D Senior Member • Posts: 1,019
Re: Mac air book and iMac 27"

Have you tried mirroring the display after connecting the two together with a suitable cable (not certain what ports you have available)?

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MindInRewind Senior Member • Posts: 1,250
Re: Mac air book and iMac 27"

comoxbrit wrote:

Can I connect my iMac to my Mac air book to use as an monitor. My iMac is 11 years old.

If it can be done can you tell me how to do it.

I know with the last few iterations of OS X you are able to input to an iMac.  Not sure if it is just software dependant or also requires certain hardware as well.  best just chat with apple support, they'll help you.

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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 18,993
Re: Mac air book and iMac 27"
OP comoxbrit Contributing Member • Posts: 919
Re: Mac air book and iMac 27"

Thanks everyone for replying. I owe you all an apology...my Mac air book has the M1 chip in it and obviously this makes a big difference. I believe I cannot hook up the two Macs together.

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Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 18,993
Re: Mac air book and iMac 27"

comoxbrit wrote:

Thanks everyone for replying. I owe you all an apology...my Mac air book has the M1 chip in it and obviously this makes a big difference. I believe I cannot hook up the two Macs together.

IF your iMac supports TDM, youl'll need either

  • a USB-C to mDP cable, OR
  • an Apple TB3-to-TB2 adapter, and a TB1/2 cable, and the latest Big Sur update

depending on the iMac.

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