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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Multiple Apple Thunderbolt display on Macbook Pro with Bootcamp

I have a Late 2013 Mac-book Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M and just added second 27" Apple Thunderbolt display. it doesn't work on Windows10 through Bootcamp6 it works on MacOSX it works with 2 ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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repair an out-of-warranty Thunderbolt port

The Thunderbolt port on my trusty several-year-old MacBook Pro is failing. To connect an external display, I now have to wiggle the cable around, then pull it out a few millimeters until the contacts ...
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Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via Apple's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter

I had a Dell 21.5" monitor, which was previously connected to a Windows PC via its DVI port, which has no problem with DDC/CI which allowed me to control brightness and Contrast of the attached ...
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Connecting Two Thunderbolt Displays to a Single MacBook Pro

I'm looking to connect two Thunderbolt displays to a single MacBook Pro. I've seen another thread here which mentioned hubs and display ports, but it seems this can be accomplished natively with the ...
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Monitor flickers when connecting MacBook Pro to monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector

My monitor flickers when I connect my MacBook Pro to a monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector. I have a Nov 2011 MacBook Pro. There was no flickering until I updated my OS to El Capitan. Could ...
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MBR 15, external monitor, screen is blinking and sometimes no signal (DP)

I am using two external monitors, both are same kind, Asus PA248Q Pro Art. They are only 1920*1200 (16:10). This mid 2015 model of MBR should support two(!) 4K monitors, so there should not be problem ...
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Will an external USB 3.0 hard drive connected to an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock run at USB 3.0 speeds even though the Macbook Pro is USB 2.0 only?

I have an older Macbook Pro (8,2 - Late 2011). It doesn't have a usb 3.0 port, only USB 2.0 ports. I have an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with a WD External HD, USB 3.0. I was expecting to see USB 3.0 ...
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MacBook Pro with Dual Monitors

I have a MacBook Pro 2011, i7, 8 GB RAM, Apple SSD, but I don't know if the display is Retina or not. I also got two monitors. I am using a Thunderbolt cable to connect the first Monitor. Can you ...
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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
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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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Ethernet Adapter Windows Driver - how to find for BCM5701

I am having troubles with finding driver for my Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. I checked the version and I have a BCM5701 chip. These Broadcom drivers don't support my adapter. I ...
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Running 3 External monitors from a Macbook Pro Retina 13" Mid 2014

I currently own a Macbook pro (Retina 13",mid 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 8GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 Intel Iris 1536 mb 3 x 22" Samsung Monitors. 2 of them running through Thunderbolt to DVI-D adapter. The 3 ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware update 1.2 keeps reappearing, but is not compatible

I've got a problem with the Thunderbolt display firmware 1.2. My screen is not compatible, because it was purchased in 2012 and the update can not be performed. However, the update keeps reappearing ...
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Audio latency when using Multi-Output Device, connected in Target Display Mode

I've hooked up my Retina MacBook Pro to my iMac via Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. I would like to play audio on both computers' speakers. I have set up a Multi-Output device in Audio ...
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How to fix the static screen on external monitor?

I have a macbook air and this is what essentially happens: I connect external monitor using thunderbolt to DVI converter The monitor works correctly I lock screen, monitor goes blank When I log back ...
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Do Thunderbolt to Display Port cables exist?

Is there any such cable? I'm trying to connect a monitor with display port connector to a MBA with Thunderbolt port. I know I can use a Display port to Mini-display port cable but I'm wondering if ...
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Can a 21.5 inch iMac (non-Retina late 2015 - 2.8 Ghz, Intel Iris Pro graphics, model 16,2) drive two external displays?

I'm currently running a Dell U2715H at its native resolution (2560 x 1440) via DisplayPort as an external display, and I'd like to add another at that same resolution. The Apple specs on this model ...
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Apple Cinema Display (old 30" model) switch

This might be a difficult one. Currently I'm using my old Apple Cinema Display (30 inch) with Mini DisplayPort-to-dual-link-DVI-adapter to my Macbook Pro (15" 2015 model). Sometimes I want to switch ...
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Thunderbolt Daisy Chain to Non-Thunderbolt Monitor w/LG 34UM95 at end of chain

I recently purchased a LG 34UM95. I planned to use the Thunderbolt daisy-chain feature to add another non-Thunderbolt monitor (mini DP --> HDMI) as the second link of the chain. However, it doesn't ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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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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Reinstall Thunderbolt Firmware on a 27" iMac Late-2012

I have a consistent issue with the "Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2" showing up endlessly in the App Store, but more importantly, after installing it earlier today, my Thunderbolt ports no longer work....
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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Can I drive two Cinema 30" displays from a MacBook Pro (Retina)?

I've used a "Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter" to drive a single Cinema 30 from my (2014-era) MacBookPro11,2 before. Can I hook up two of them to drive a pair of Cinema 30's? It's got 2 ...
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Using an iMac 27" as an external monitor for a PC

I have a Dell computer running Windows 10 and it have 3x DisplayPort and 1x vga outputs. I want to connect my iMac Core i5 27-Inch (Late 2013) as an external monitor to the dell pc. Can I buy a Mini ...
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Substituting not working USB ports in Macbook Pro

I have this Macbook Pro 2011. Both USB ports do not recognize any devices (yes, I have tried many fixes). However, USB is neccessery for me. So I am wondering, is there any workaround that could ...
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How can I determine the maximum supported resolution on a given Macbook?

I recall that Macbooks produced in 2009-2011 supported a maximum external resolution (through Thunderbolt or DVI) of 2560x1600. An aspect ratio of 16:10 is much more useful for those who use their ...
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Thunderbolt Drive issues with iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4

I have two thunderbolt drives attached to my iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4. I am using Mountain to mount/unmount drives. When I unmount the a drive it continues to spin, until I turn the drive off by ...
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Monitor resets with OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock?

I recently got a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and am hooking my monitors into it. I have Display Port to MiniDisplay Port going from the monitor to the dock, one thunderbolt cable going from dock to Macbook ...
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How to fix Thunderbolt Ethernet slower than wifi Macbook Pro?

I recently bought a gigabit Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter so I could have faster Internet. I plugged the cable into my Internet modem, and the other end into my adapter. I plugged the adapter into ...
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Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
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Connect a Thunderbolt Display to windows 8 desktop

I've been spinning around with this question but couldn't find the answer. Hope someone here could help. I have been trying to connect my Windows 8 desktop to a Thunderbolt Display 27" without ...
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Can MBP 13 mid 2012 send audio and video through thunderbolt to HDMI?

I own this model: https://support.apple.com/kb/sp649?locale=en_US And I have an adapter thunderbolt to HDMI that works wonderfully with video, but no audio. Does someone has any advice on a product ...
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Mac — HDMI to USB/Thunderbolt

I know there are small USB boxes which are able to pass through image from HDMI (and record it) to computer. Is there something similar which would enable me to see stuff from HDMI on my Mac? Why: I ...
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External GPU on MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I am starting to learn Cuda programming for scientific computing (in particular computational quantum chemistry) and I would like to test my programs on a decent Cuda-enabled GPU. The Intel HD ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via usb) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro: Audio/Playback Issues using USB Audio Codec

For several weeks I've been having incredibly annoying audio issues when using the "USB Audio CODEC" output in Premiere (latest version). I am on a Retina Macbook Pro, with a Thunderbolt cable going ...
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Internal vs. External Storage for a new Macbook

I want to get a new MacBook Pro, and am confused by the storage options. The Apple website offers 2 different options for storage: Preinstalled internal flash storage (256, 512, or 1 TB) Thunderbolt ...
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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.
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Will there be a USB-C to thunderbolt 2 adaptor? I only need data transfer to be higher then USB 3.0

Right now USB C ports are just arriving in laptops and I unfortunately dedicated to go with a cheaper laptop (pc) but with thunderbolt-2. The thing I don't like about thunderbolt 2 products is the ...
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Why could MBP be making slow churn after RAM update?

I recently upgraded my MBP Early 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I'm running Yosemite, so I figured this was a good decision. I've noticed that my MBP now is louder than it used to ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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How to display non-DV video signal with Firewire input?

Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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Dislocated metal plate in Thunderbolt port

This morning my external monitor refused to turn on. After examination I found my second thunderbolt port damaged. A small metal plate/contact on the top of the port had been dislocated, bent out of ...
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Can one buy an Ethernet and HDMI Thunderbolt adapter?

I need both of them and I am wondering if it is possible to buy them together or if I have to get two separate items? Also I am seeing a lot of third party Thunderbolt>HDMI adapters for cheap and ...
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Some Applications Muted on Mac when External Displays Connected

For some reason, whenever I plug in my external displays to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), certain applications seem to mute themselves. My audio output is set on Internal Speakers. One ...
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Finder unresponsive and hanging in Yosemite 10.10.5 with Promise Pegasus R4 (RAID 5 12TB)

I have a bizarre issue, I'm trying to rip into a project and I am halted by Finder in Yosemite. Finder frequently freezes, as in beach ball hour, when I open a clip in a Finder, the Get Info window, ...