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Jedi Knight
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Can I and what cables do I need to:
Connect my late 2008 macbook "core 2 duo" to display on my 27" iMac late 2012 Screen?
Will this work
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073..._api_i_cvdgCb0YD86GP

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Posts: 358 | Location: Oxford, MI | Registered: July 25, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This will not work with the computers you have...

Your late 2008 MacBook only has mini-DVI output and your 2012 iMac has Thunderbolt (which should accept a mini display port plug).

The cable you reference will not work.


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Posts: 2104 | Location: Orion Twp, Michigan | Registered: July 25, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Jedi Knight
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So i need what is attached. Mini Display port connects to my macbook and I also need a
DVI to thunderbolt 2 Cord that will attach to the adapter then go to the thunderbolt on my 27"iMac? but i can't find the cord that goes into the 27" iMac from the adapter. Im sorry i just don't want to buy the wrong stuff.

 
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According to https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592 , there's a good chance this won't work.

If you put them on the same network (preferably wired, but wireless will work too) you can just remote into your laptop from your iMac. On the laptop, go into System Preferences, Sharing and turn on Screen Sharing. Then, in the finder on your iMac, look for your laptop under "Locations" (you may need to go to "Network" under locations). Click on your computer, then click on "Share Screen..." There will be a small lag, but unless you are playing real-time games or watching video it should work OK.


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What is the end result you are trying to achieve???

Are you just looking to have another monitor connected to your MacBook? Even if you find the right cables to create that, the image quality will most likely be poor.


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Jedi Knight
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I got it to screen share to work. I figured how to make the MacBooks screen larger on my iMac which is what I wanted. Im not working on anything that needs super clarity. Thank you so much. And if cables won't make it much clearer this will work. Im soooo excited thank you!!!!
 
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