Hook up mac mini to imac

hook up mac mini to imac

How do I connect a Mac mini to an iMac?

This is a sanity check. Im planning to have the iMac up and running, disconnect my iMac keyboard, connect the keyboard to the Mac Mini, connect Firewire to both, boot the Mac Mini holding the T key down. Then when the Mac Mini shows up on the iMac, Ill move the keyboard back to the iMac and go to startup drive, choose the Mac Mini to boot from.

How do I connect a 2017 iMac to a 2010 iMac?

to connect a 2017 to a 2009-2010 iMac with Mini DisplayPort you need a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort cable (or USB-C to DP/MiniDP adapter + DP/MiniDP-to MiniDP cable). to connect a 2017 to a 2011-2013 iMac with Thunderbolt you need a Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 1/2 adapter plus a Thunderbolt 1/2 cable.

How to connect a 2017 iMac to a 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort?

to connect a 2017 to a 2009-2010 iMac with Mini DisplayPort you need a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort cable (or USB-C to DP/MiniDP adapter + DP/MiniDP-to MiniDP cable).

Can an iMac be used as a monitor for another iMac?

I think the note in the support article is saying that, as long as the target iMac has Mini DisplayPort, it can be the target of another Mac with either a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort. Any Late 2009 to Late 2013 27 iMac or Mid 2011 to Mid 2014 21 iMac can be used as an external monitor to any Mac that has a Thunderbolt port.

How to connect MacBook Air to iMac without adapter?

Locate the port on your MacBook. If both the MacBook and iMac have the same port (Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt), you won’t need to purchase an additional adapter. If your MacBook has a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port, you’ll need a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. See Apple’s Mac port guide to learn how to identify your ports.

How to connect a MacBook to an iMac as a monitor?

How to Connect a MacBook to an iMac Using an iMac as a Monitor 1 Determine the cable you’ll need for your iMac. 2 Locate the port on your MacBook. 3 Turn on both computers. 4 Connect the Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt cable to both computers. 5 Press ⌘ Command+2 on the iMac. See More....

Can I use an iMac with a Mac mini?

That should work just fine. Essentially, you would be booting the iMac from the Mac Mini as if the Mac Mini were simply a hard drive.

What cables do I need to turn an iMac into a display?

The type of cable you’ll need varies by model: iMac 27-inch (2009): Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. iMac 27-inch (2010): Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. iMac (2011- early 2014): Thunderbolt cable. iMac models from late 2014 (the Retina 5k model) and later can’t be used as displays.

How to use an iMac as a monitor for another MAC?

You need to turn on Target Display Mode to use an iMac as a monitor for another Mac. All you need is an iMac that supports TDM and a Thunderbolt cable. First, turn off iMac and Mac and connect them using a Thunderbolt cable. Then turn on them, and press Command-F2 on the keyboard of the iMac to enable Target Display Mode.

Can I use more than one iMac as a display?

You can use more than one iMac as a display, if each iMac is using a Thunderbolt cable to connect directly to a Thunderbolt port on the other Mac (not the other iMac). Press Command-F2 on the keyboard of the iMac.

Can I use a 27-inch iMac as a monitor for a Mac mini?

Still, it can be quite compelling to see your Mac mini making use of your older 27-inch iMac as a display, or for troubleshooting an iMac having display issues. The 27-inch iMac has a bi-directional Mini DisplayPort or a Thunderbolt port (depending on the model) that can be used to drive a second monitor.

Can I connect another iMac to my iMac?

Connecting Another Mac to Your iMac. The 27-inch iMac has a bi-directional Mini DisplayPort or a Thunderbolt port (depending on the model) that can be used to drive a second monitor. The same Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port can be used as a video input that allows your iMac to serve as a monitor for another Mac.

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