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Use 2009-2011 old imac as external monitors for M1 Macbook Pro?

Poupower

I have two old Imacs (27inch-2011 and 24inch-2009), which are now too old to be used for work. That said they're still fantastic displays, way better than most screens you can buy for 300$ or less. Instead of throwing those away, I'd like to use them as external monitors for my M1 MacBook Pro and M1 Mac Mini, but target display mode isn't supported anymore. Does anyone have an idea to make it work? Thanks in advance.

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Thank you for responding. By any chance, is there a software you'd specifically recommend for this case use (compatible with OS X El Capitan and Sonoma)? 

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17 hours ago, Poupower said:

Thank you for responding. By any chance, is there a software you'd specifically recommend for this case use (compatible with OS X El Capitan and Sonoma)? 

Not really a Mac user so unfortunately I don't know if such a thing exists. Overall it's a fairly impractical idea.

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Thank you guys. My perspective is more environmental than practical. It just sucks to throw away what could have been decent size and great quality displays. Oh well! If anyone from the LTT writing team sees this and wants to make a funky video, 10/10 would watch it.

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12 minutes ago, Poupower said:

Thank you guys. My perspective is more environmental than practical. It just sucks to throw away what could have been decent size and great quality displays. Oh well! If anyone from the LTT writing team sees this and wants to make a funky video, 10/10 would watch it.

Even then it's a tough sell. The computer will draw a lot more power than just a monitor would. You can pick up a used monitor very easily on Facebook or such.

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8 hours ago, Poupower said:

Thank you guys. My perspective is more environmental than practical. It just sucks to throw away what could have been decent size and great quality displays. Oh well! If anyone from the LTT writing team sees this and wants to make a funky video, 10/10 would watch it.

The plan solution is not environmental friendly, monitor use very less power but a complete iMac draws more power than suppose, you can’t only on the monitor without on the system itself.

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