High speed multifunction port (interface) designed by Intel and first manufactured on a shipping product by Apple. Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak and combines PCI Express with Display Port over one serial connection.

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does the thunderbolt display have a cooling fan?

My recently purchased 27" Thunderbolt display is overheating. Is there an internal fan that should be coming on?
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Macbook Pro Retina offset problem

I have a 13" 2015, retina MacBook Pro and an Samsung S22C150N external display, connected with an official Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. I need to use the MacBook with the monitor, but when ...
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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Thunderbolt 3 compatible with Apple Thunderbolt Display

Is it possible to connect a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (I know there isn't one at present) with the 2011 Apple Thunderbolt Display? I'm just curious. Maybe there's an adapter which works?
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My thunderbolt port on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" stopped working

Since day one through every os update I have used my MacBook hooked up to my tv as a source for playing movies. Out of the blue one day I hooked in the same thunderbolt to hdmi adapter that I had been ...
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Need some advice/solutions on having 2 external displays set up

I have a 2015 13" Retina MacBook Pro that comes with 2 Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI port. I have 2 monitors which have same resolution (1920x1080) and same size, and they also only have DVI and VGA ...
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Thunderbolt to Micro USB 3.0 (external ssd) [duplicate]

I want to buy this SSD, but my late 2011 MacBook doesn't have USB 3.0. I need the high speed for what I'm doing and Thunderbolt is my only option. Are there any Thunderbolt to micro USB 3.0 cables out ...
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Can I connect a PC with DisplayPort to Mac Display with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a NVIDIA Quadro K600 DisplayPort graphics card. Am I able to use a Mac Display with Thunderbolt input?
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Target Display mode: iMac mid 2011 with MacBook Pro 2013 late not working

Hardware & OS LIST list: Mac mid 2011i5 4 GB MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 Thunderbolt Cable 2m OS X El Capitan‎ (both) I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro with my iMac as extended display. ...
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“Internet Sharing” via “Ethernet” is not working

I'm using OS X El Capitan (10.11) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and I'm trying to use System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing feature and something isn't working... I made ...
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iMac Thunderbolt external monitor black after sleep or blacking out intermittently

We have an iMac 2013 that has a second screen (3rd party) attached via Thunderbolt. Recently the second screen was having problems coming on in the morning when waking from sleep and we had to hit the ...
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Use another Mac connected via thunderbolt as an audio input source?

Basically, what I'm trying to do is use one computer with AU Lab to process some audio (real-time, of course) and use that as an audio source for another computer. Is it possible to use a ...
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Thunderbolt 2: Actual display demuxer (not DisplayPort)?

I recently got myself a 2015 MacBook Pro 13". Now I'd like to connect 2 external monitors to it. As I'd like to use my already existing setup I was looking for a docking station that supports dual ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15" monitor daisychain

I recently bought 2 Dell U2715H monitors to use in a daisy chain configuration to save on thunderbolt port usage. Everything I read said it would work with my Macbook, but so far I have not had any ...
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Macbook Pro, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

After a few days to a week of normal use of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and the BenQ GW2765HT LED monitor via display port, I found that my mac ...
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HDMI to DVI-D works only when an additional VGA device is connected at start

I have a problem about connecting DELL P2014H monitor to my macbook pro (13" retina, 2013 late). Monitor does not respond when I connect the HDMI-DVI-D cable but, If I connect HDMI-DVI-D cable and ...
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How can I force OS X to never use display audio?

I work in a lab where it's often common to unhook from a thunderbolt display and go to another's desk and present after hooking into their thunderbolt display. The problem happens when OS X ...
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Difference between Apple's Thunderbolt ethernet adapters?

Apple seems to make (at least) two different Thunderbolt ethernet adapters. One is the "MD463LL/A". Another is the "MD463ZM/A". Is there any functional difference between them? Is one better than ...
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How to use a Mac Mini to power 4 tv's

We are looking to setup monitoring and a dashboard at work, and want to use a Mac Mini powering 4 Samsung 50" TVs (1080p). According to the official Apple Spec, it only supports 2 displays using the ...
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Connecting dual 27" Apple thunderbolt displays to PC

I have two of the Apple 27" thunderbolt displays, and a Dell M3800 laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has a thunderbolt port, and can run one of the Apple displays just fine. When I daisy chain ...
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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MBP15-mid2102 External Monitor framerate/resolution

I'm looking for an external Monitor for my MBP15 mid2012 (GeForce GT 650M, 1 GB). I'm looking for high resolution 2560 x 1440 minimum / high framerate (60 Hz minimum) - and it should also work under ...
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Does MBA early 2014 base model support 3440 x 1440 (WQHD ultrawide 21:9) external monitor?

Can a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB support external display over displayport input displaying a 3440 x 1440 resolution at ...
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Can I get a male Thunderbolt to female USB 3.0 adapter?

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that has now 1 terabyte of storage, but want to connect a external hard drive via the fastest connection possible. It didn't come with USB 3.0 but 2x USB 2.0 and ...
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Why does connecting a Macbook Pro to a 2160p external monitor via Mini-DP result in a mess of green/purple colors?

When I connect my Macbook Pro to a 3840x2160 external monitor, the external monitor keeps going black and readjusting every 1-2 seconds. Some times it stops briefly, but the screen is just filled with ...
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Booted from Cloned drive works slow

situation is, i have to give up the Mac... Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM/Memory, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB graphics, & a 1 TB ...
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Can I connect my mini display port monitor with a Thunderbolt cable?

I wanted to go to the Apple Store and pick up a Thunderbolt cable, as they seem to be the only store in the area that has a mini display port (style) in the Thunderbolt cable. My monitor requires mini ...
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Problem with Thunderbolt on Mac Air A1466

Recently I noticed that Apple TB Ethernet Adapter stopped working on my Mac Air. It is not a problem with lost packets. Or with DHCP not working. The system does not detect Adapter. It does not shown ...
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Display thunderbolt is working, thunderbolt bridge is not

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.10.5 and a Thunderbolt Display. I access the internet using "Display Thunderbolt", my ethernet cable is plugged into the display and the display Thunderbolt cable is ...
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Thunderbolt to HDMI no image

I purchased this adapter (it is not original) and when I connect my macbook to a TV (Sanyo) the macbook detects it (it even blinks) but I get no image on the TV. Is there something I need to configure ...
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Less brightness after plugging once my macbook pro to a thunderbolt display

I own a Macbook pro (15'4) with Yosemite. I used to use it without an external display. The brightness was very powerful :) I've just plugged a thunderbolt display (Mac 27''), and then removed it. ...
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USB C to Thunderbolt

What about USB C to Thunderbolt via Apple supplied adapter with USB C, HDMI and USB. Then you could go from HDMI to Thunderbolt? Could this work?
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup with DP1.2a display

Read a post here: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup In the answer of above question by @smoooosher, he claimed "The reason for this is that your dock is being driven by one ...
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Retina MBP 2015 does not recognise third external monitor

I am trying to get this system to run: Laptop lid closed. 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 ...
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Make iMac remember monitor positions after restart

I have an iMac with the following specs: I have 2 20'' hp monitors that are always connected to my Mac. They are connected with 2 DisplayLink USB to VGA adapters. I keep the monitors positioned ...
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Use Of Thunderbolt Between Mac Mini and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro I recently purchased (13" 2015). I am now looking into desktop solutions, and think my needs make a Mac Mini my best option. I haven't used Thunderbolt before, and am wondering if ...
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Using two external monitors with Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011

I currently have a Macbook Pro 13" late 2011. It is connected to an old Dell monitor with a VGA to Mini Displayport adapter ...
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Issues using Firewire sound card with Thunderbolt adapter

I was using a Saffire Pro 40 card on a macbook via FireWire. I now need to use it on a mac mini and it only has Thunderbolt ports and no Firewire. I've got a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter and ...
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HDMI & VGA issues with MacBook Pro Retina & Acer Monitor

I'm having a very strange issue. I inherited an Acer monitor from a friend that is full HD, 1080p. Good monitor overall. When connecting ONLY an HDMI cable from my Mac to the monitor, I get no signal. ...
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Can I daisy chain Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 to FireWire 400

If I had a FireWire 400 DVD drive connected (via a FireWire 400-800 cable) to a FireWire 800 hard drive that was then connected via a Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter to a Thunderbolt hard drive, ...
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2 External DVI Monitors from 1 Thunderbolt 2 port on Macbook Pro Retina late-2013 or better option

I have read some topics on here regarding the title. It sounds like, for the most part, running two displays from a single Thunderbolt 2 port doesn't really create an extended desktop, but a stretched ...
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Can the Macbook Pro drive two Ultra HD monitors at 60FPS each?

I'm referring to the 2015 Macbook Pro, 15-inch, with the AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory. Can this drive two Ultra HD monitors (3840 x 2160) at 60FPS each? If so, would you be able to ...
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Run two 4K and one non-4K external display from late 2013 Macbook Pro

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro with both the Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics and the NVidia Geforce 750M dedicated GPU. I run two 4k displays, one at 60Hz through a thunderbolt bolt and one at 30Hz ...
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Mac Pro (2013- black can) and non mac monitor?

I am looking to buy a Mac Pro here in the next month but I'd like to use a Samsung 4k monitor. It has 2, HDMI ports and 1 Displayport. I understand the Mac Pro has thunderbolt2 ports, which, correct ...
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Dual external monitors?

I am trying to switch from using my desktop to my macbook pro as my primary machine. I have 2 monitors (each 1600x1200 resolution) I'd like to use as external monitors for my macbook pro (from 2013). ...
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Why won't my Mac Mini with boot camp Windows 7 boot if I plug in a thunderbolt disk drive

I have been using a previous generation mac mini server as a Windows 7 machine for the past two years without any issues. It was set up with boot camp and Windows 7 professional loaded on the internal ...
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Performance of MacBook Air SSD Targeted from iMac

I use a MacBook Air, but would like to put an iMac at my office for a performance boost. I don't want to switch between operating systems, so I'd like to target the Air's SSD (via Thunderbolt 2) when ...
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Mac Pro with Thunderbolt Display 30 meters away

We want to position a Thunderbolt Display (2015 model) 30 meters away from a Mac Pro (2015 model). Questions regarding this setup: What cable do we need to connect these two? I have seen ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...