Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to EZ8-CF)
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Did you press Command and F2 keys on the iMac? You have to press the keys on the iMac to activate target
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 2:11 PM (in response to mende1)
Thanks for the quick reply. I have tried pressing command + F2 on the imac. Nothing happens.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to EZ8-CF)
Did you try a MiniDisplay port cable?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I haven't, but I didn't think a mini display cable worked with the new thunderbolt port?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I think I'm going to try and find a MDP to MDP cale today... I'll post the result.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to EZ8-CF)
BDAqua is spot on, you need a male to male MiniDisplay Port cable.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 10:44 AM (in response to den.thed)
Thanks. I went to the local apple store and they had no clue at all about what to do. We came to the conclusion that a mini display to hdmi linked with an hdmi to hdmi would do the job... but it didn't. I'm sold on the male to male mini display port cable... you just can't find it anywhere (went to six different stores with no success). Looks like I'll have to order it online and wait for it. Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to EZ8-CF)
A notable peculiarity of Thunderbolt is that it uses exactly the same connector as Mini Display Port, and that's not all. The Thunderbolt connector also carries Mini Display Port video signals. That means you can plug a Mini Display Port video cable/adapter in to a Thunderbolt connector and your monitor will work.
If you plan to do other things with your Thunderbolt connector and don't want it wasted on a monitor, you can also choose an HDMI --> DVI adapter, which for your purposes will be functionally equivalent.
You can even use both at the same time.
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