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Can I use my 27" 2010 imac with mini display as a monitor with my new PC that has an HDMI and USB-C inputs? I bought a mini display to HDMI cable off Amazon and it did not work.

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Apple has just such a page in its knowledgebase on Target Display Mode.

But the one thing they do not mention is if it works with Windows (or other) PCs. It would make sense that it should/could work but I have no experience in doing so. Perhaps that article will help. perhaps others who have tried this will know for sure.


You need to use an active HDMI to Mini DisplayPort adapter that will convert the signal, a simple cable will not work. They're quite expensive. See here: https://www.tekrevue.com/tip/ins-outs-imacs-target-display-mode/

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