8
votes
2answers
215 views

iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

Connecting iMac + External Monitor to Win 7 Desktop

My question is 2-part, but first some background. I have a Windows 7 machine, an iMac (27" Sept. 2013 model) and an Apple Cinema 27" display. I'd like to link all of these together. The Windows 7 ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

iMac Display not waking up

The past two mornings, the display on my iMac wouldn't come back up when clicking the mouse or keyboard as it has for the past 3 years. The curious thing is that when I access it through Finder on ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Is it possible to use a 21" iMac as an external monitor from a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt?

I'd like to get an external monitor for my 15" MacBook Pro, but the 27" Cinema Display is too large (and too expensive) for me. Ideally I'd like a 21" version of the Thunderbolt Cinema Display but ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

iMAC 20-inch - Early 2008 - Brightness automatically dims, no settings to prevent this

My display automatically dims itself after a while and it's really annoying. Of course I tried to search for a solution, but I've got no options like the answers say. They mention "Energy Saver", and ...
2
votes
2answers
67 views

sleep display on imac in console mode

I'm attempting to run a flaky imac (running 10.8.5) as just an ssh server, headless and without the GUI running. I've made this work by disabling the com.apple.loginwindow.plist and ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Facebook causes iMac to become unresponsive

I noticed that when my iMac's display goes to sleep while Safari is showing Facebook (i.e. Safari is the current active app and its active tab is Facebook.com) I am unable to turn the display back on. ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

Can I use an iMac as an external monitor if not booting up the OS?

My 2012 iMac was in a room with room temperature of about 39 C, and now the hard drive seems to be not working well, taking 5 minutes to launch an app. If I boot up Win 7 using bootcamp, Win 7 ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

iMac and HDMI display - not turning off properly

I'm using iMac on my work and when i said to my boss that i need 2nd display for work he ordered it and it arrived. Philips Gioco 27" But that display has only VGA and HDMI ports, no DVI. So we bought ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

iMac monitor unexpectedly comes back on

I turn the monitor off (using control+shift+eject) while listening to music on my iMac 27". But recently it has starting coming back on almost right away, which I assume is from the vibration of the ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

My iMac boots but the screen doesn't work

My iMac boots(i can hear the jingle and the CD drive) but the screen doesn't work. Is the screen working and I closed the screen from software by some means. Model is iMac12,1 (MC309XX/A) if I ...
0
votes
1answer
500 views

MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

What port is this?

Questions: Is the display plug in the following picture indeed a Mini-DVI? Would this cable work? (I would use a regular DVI Male to Male with it)? Why? My friend wants to connect her Mac ...
0
votes
0answers
100 views

Using a KVM with an iMac and an external monitor

Can I use an iMac (the mid-2010 21" model, to be exact) with a KVM, by sharing an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor with the iMac and another PC? I know I can't use the iMac monitor as a shared ...
1
vote
3answers
246 views

How do I virtually disconnect an external monitor?

I have a iMac that is connected to an external monitor to extend my screen. Into that same monitor I have a separate Windows box that I need to run sometimes. The Windows box goes in through VGA and ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Using iMac as Mac Pro display

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
0
votes
2answers
309 views

iMac monitor leaves watermark-like window stamps after a while

I'm not sure how to compile a logic title for this question, so if the title is unclear, suggest an edit. Here's a description of the problem I am experiencing: Whenever my iMac has been on for a few ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
2
votes
1answer
402 views

How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
0
votes
1answer
317 views

Apple 30“ display and iMac 27”

I have an iMac i7 27" 2012 and I want to use it with my 30" Apple display. I have tried Apple's Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, but that did not work. I have also tried Mini DisplayPort ...
0
votes
0answers
363 views

How can I show iPhone display in Macbook or iMac i.e. on larger screen?

I like to read books in PDF Expert while waiting busses. When I go home, I would like to see the iPhone screen on iMac or Macbook. I have VGA -adapter but I have no external display with male-VGA so ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

What kind of cable do I need to connect MacBook Pro to iMac for display?

I would like to use the iMac for external display and would like to connect MacBook Pro as a source. What kind of cable do I need and how to I setup the display?
1
vote
2answers
232 views

iMac display wakes up even when no one is using it

I have my iMac set to set the display to sleep after 15 minutes. I notice at night that, even when no one is touching the computer, the display will come on for a while and then to go back to sleep ...
1
vote
3answers
234 views

Screen-saver resizes my windows

I have an iMac(27" from 2010) and while running Lion I tried to HiDPI modes that gives me 1280x720 and larger text. I did change back to 2560x1440 long before upgrading my system to Mountain Lion. If ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Can you turn off or disable the display on an iMac?

I'd like to turn off my iMac display while connected to it via a remote desktop session. I'm using TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and unfortunately the screen stays on during those sessions when it really ...
1
vote
0answers
252 views

iMac has white screen, runs fine otherwise

Working in Xcode as usual, suddenly the entire display goes white. I have a second monitor hooked up for non-Xcode things, so I managed to fish the System Preferences window out of the iMac display ...
0
votes
1answer
316 views

iMac - Install XP Can't Set Primary Display on the Second Monitor

I installed XP SP3 in iMac 17 inch (Late 2006), also installed all drivers from BootCamp 2.0 drivers bundle, all works fine. The question is, I have two displays, and the video card of this iMAc is ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

iMac display has discolored tan lines

I have a 24 inch, mid-2007 iMac purchased used. I don't know the original owner and it's out of warranty. On the display is a series of tan or yellowish horizontal lines - all an approximate inch ...
2
votes
2answers
521 views

Cursor as full screen crosshairs

I have a 27" iMac running Snow Leopard. In a wide range of applications I often need to use a straight edge to compare different values on charts, even sometimes charts generated by different ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Which Macs support HDCP on their built-in / native displays?

Which Macs, both desktop and portable, support HDCP on their native displays? The web is awash with information on connected displays, and which support it, don't support it, and stories of people who ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
2
votes
1answer
895 views

Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
1
vote
2answers
425 views

Remotely working on iMac, but with screen darkened

I have my main iMac in my kids room (little house, alas) and often I have to work late at night; I'd like to connect from my MacBook to the iMac keeping the screen black, as in sleep mode. Is there ...
1
vote
1answer
343 views

Can I use my 2010 iMac as a display for my 2011 MBP?

My Belkin Mini DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable has just arrived. I have the laptop plugged into the iMac. Everything is arranged the way I need it, except for one thing. How can I cycle between ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

iMac external projector limits screen resolution to 800x600

I try to use an external projector on an mid 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard. The iMac is connected to the projector using a VGA adapter. DVI is out of the question as the beamer supports VGA only. ...
3
votes
1answer
251 views

Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
1
vote
2answers
541 views

iMac External Monitor Support

I have a desktop computer with an Nvidia 9700 GTX graphics card. I'm using the DVI port on the desktop with the Mini-Display Port DVI adapter to plug in to my mid-2011 iMac Thunderbolt port. I boot ...
2
votes
2answers
25k views

How can I turn off a Mac's display without sleeping the Mac itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? I have an iMac, and sometimes I want to play some music over night, without the ...
8
votes
3answers
5k views

What is the difference between thunderbolt and displayport iMacs when used as monitors?

Somewhat confused by the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort compatibility rules, and the apple store people were unhelpful, so I ask here (maybe I should ask here first :) Hopefully we can come to a ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

Second monitor on iMac not working with Lion

I have a mid-2011 Thunderbolt 21.5" iMac. A secondary monitor is connected to the iMac with a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable (a single cable, not an adaptor and cable). When I was running Snow ...
1
vote
2answers
993 views

27" iMac w/ Thunderbolt in Target Display Mode

The new Thunderbolt Display offers multiple USB ports, a FireWire 800 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port to computers hooked up to it all through one Thunderbolt cable, enabling, for example, a MacBook ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Can I use a Mid 2011 27 inch iMac (Thunderbolt) as a display for a PC?

There are other questions on here that are similar, but I believe they relate to older models. If this is a dupe please close it though - I just want to find out if this can be done. I bought a 27 ...
8
votes
3answers
701 views

Control iMac and LED Cinema Display Brightness Simultaneously

I have a iMac 27'' and a LED Cinema Display 27'' connected to it. And I've noticed that to be able to control brightness I need to open the Display.prefPanel and modify the brightness of the displays ...
0
votes
1answer
166 views

iMac Display Replacment

I have a 2007 iMac 24inch, and I’m starting to notice the display is giving out (very opaque lines across a section of the screen, which sometimes do not appear. It is the display though, as I ...
0
votes
2answers
577 views

Third monitor on a 2008 iMac

I currently have a 20-inch Early 2008 iMac (iMac8,1), with the iMac display and an external LG display. The graphics chip is an ATI Radeon HD 2400, which, as far as I can tell from the specs, only ...
5
votes
2answers
443 views

What am I going to do with an iMac 27 inch's display 3, 4 years from now?

I want to buy a 27 inch iMac, but the monitor cannot be re-used... it cannot be hooked up to any KVM (Keyboard / Video / Mouse) switch to be used with a PC too... Also, 3, 4 years down the road, I ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

Can I use my iMac as a display with my MacBook?

Is it possible to attach my MacBook to my iMac and use the iMac as a display? What cable/connector would I need? EDIT: I have the newest MacBook and a Late 2009 21.5" iMac.