Cable solution to use iMac 2008 as a second monitor, or no?
I am told the 2008 iMac was the last version unable to be used as a second monitor. All other versions feature 'Target Display Mode'
I want to connect my 2008 iMac to a 2016 Macbook.
Do you think this cable contraption will work? Or am I spinning my wheels because the software just doesn't exist..
2016 Macbook > (DisplayPort >HDMI Male) > (HDMI Female > Mini DVI Male) > 2008 iMac
- Asked by Alex T from Westfield
1 Answer from the Community
The only way I could get my late 2009 iMac to act as a second monitor was to use a Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port cable. Then command F2 on the iMac to enter Target Display Mode.
- Answered by Darren R from Medicine Hat
- Nov 10, 2016