Question: Connecting a broken Mac to a working one as a second screen?
This is a long one!
I have a Macbook Pro 2011. I upgraded to the new OS software and then the laptop broke. I got a flashing folder with a question mark and when in recovery mode it seems that the hard drive is gone. I've been advised to go to a Genius Bar, which is fine. With this laptop I can go into recovery mode, and even use the internet if I click on "get help through safari", so it still technically works.
In the mean time, as the laptop was old anyway, I got a MacBook Pro 2017. I was wondering if I can connect the two and use the screen from the 2011 Mac as a second screen.
The equipment I have - as the new Mac's have no USB ports (sigh) I got an adaptor, plugged into that adaptor is a USB/HDMI cable. The USB end is plugged into the adaptor, the HDMI end is plugged into a HDMI adaptor which is then plugged into the 2011 Mac (wow).
Any advice would be welcomed!