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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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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What Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters work with OS X and Mac hardware?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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FTP Connection over Thunderbolt Bridge

My scenario: I have an imac connected via ethernet and a macbook connected to the imac with a thunderbolt cable. The imac is sharing the ethernet and the macbook is able to access websites, but it is ...
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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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Connecting MacBook Air to two VGA/DVI monitors

I have a 13" MacBook Air (2012) and I would like to connect it to two external Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Both monitors are identical. They have both a VGA port and a DVI port on the back (see ...
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Acer UHD4K2K not working through Thunderbolt

I have an Acer UHD4k2K monitor hooked up to my Retina Mackbook Pro. I was previously using an HDMI cable (only 30Hz), as that's what came with my monitor. A Thunderbolt cable that's long enough ...
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How to connect an extra monitor and a thunderbolt (LaCie) harddrive on a MacBook Pro (13" mid 2012)?

I have a 13 inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro and I want to connect my LaCie Thunderbolt hard drive and my extra 21" Monitor but the MacBook Pro has only one thunderbolt port... How it will be possible ? ...
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Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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Lost ability to choose 3440x1440 resolution after Yosemite upgrade

I have an LG 34UM95 connected via TB on a Late 2012 mac mini. After the Yosemite install, I no longer have the option of choosing 3440x1440 resolution in the Displays preferences. It worked just ...
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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is it possible to run a 4k display using an eGPU on a mid 2012 MacBook Pro (non retina)

I'm interested in driving a 4k display by using an eGPU. I've acquired a Sonnet Thunderbolt ePCI expansion chassis (see here) -- which will allow me to hook 1 double width ePCI card or two single ...
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Same monitor different resolution with Thunderbolt and Displayport

I have a Late 2012 Mac Mini with Intel HD Graphics 4000 connected to a LG 34UM95 monitor that has a resolution of 3440x1440. The monitor has both Thunderbolt and Displayport connections. When the ...
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Elgato thunderbolt dock won't connect to ethernet

I've just bought an Elgate thunderbolt dock, and it won't connect to Ethernet. I've used the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter before with no problems. I've tried this tutorial, and it sometimes work, ...
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
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Will macbook pro mid 2012 gt650m show 2560 resolution on a 4k display?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro with a GT650M graphics card. From my research I have found that the maximum resolution for this card is 2560 x 1440. I currently run a thunderbolt external display with ...
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Display seems a bit blurred with MacMini 2012

I have a 22" HD TV which I use with my 2008 MacBook through a mini-displayport -> HDMI cable. The display when I do that is really clear and crisp. When I use the exact same cable and TV connected to ...
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Connect a Lacie Thunderbolt only drive to a USB port?

I have a huge Lacie Thunderbolt only drive and I want to connect it to pre-thunderbolt computers but no matter where I look there doesn't seem to be a device or adapter which can achieve such. I've ...
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Is there a Thunderbolt 1 docking station that will drive 2 external monitors on a mid-2013 Macbook Air?

There are a few similar questions out there but few recent answers (meaning, after the MBA started using graphics hardware that could actually drive multiple displays). I have a mid-2013 Macbook Air ...
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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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Can new iMac output video to current generation Thunderbolt display as secondary monitor?

I have a 27" iMac hooked up to 27" Thunderbolt display, providing me with a standard dual monitor configuration. Both the iMac and the secondary monitor were purchased on the same day in early 2012. ...
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Thunderbolt monitor Ethernet adapter causes network preferences pane to crash

I have a 2014 Macbook Pro 15" running 10.9.3, connected via Thunderbolt to two Apple Thunderbolt monitors. Each monitor has an Ethernet jack. The Ethernet seems to pick up an IP address, but doesn't ...
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Dual monitor for 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MD318LL/A) Late 2011 MBP

I was wondering is it possible to have 2 external 1080P monitors attached to my MBP? My machine have a Thunderbolt port. The monitors have HDMI, VGA, and DVI. (No thunderbolt display port sadly.) ...
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Can you chain a USB hub off a USB port on a Thunderbolt display?

I'm considering getting a display with thunderbolt connection, to use as extra screen space and as docking station (on a macbook pro 2012) Right now I'm using a USB hub for all the peripheral devices ...
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...
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Ping Issues using Thunderbolt to CAT

Is anyone having a higher than usual ping when using a thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter? Or maybe the thunderbolt adaptor has a known issue? Found this thread, Ping on Mavericks on late 2013 MacBook ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...
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Any Thunderbolt docks compatible with 4K at 60Hz?

I just got an Asus PB287 4K display. I was hoping to use it with the Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock. The display works fine when connected directly to my 2014 rMBP, but with the dock it only gives a ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display switching between two computers without manually disconnecting the cord?

I have connected mac mini to ATD with the ATD's thunderbolt port on the back side using extra thunderbolt-thunderbolt cord, and I sometimes connect my macbook with the thunderbolt cable from ATD's. ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. ...
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Need solution for RAID from old Mac

I have an old Hackintosh which I no longer use, except as a server to access 2 RAIDs made of 6 disks. The machine is too big, uses too much power, makes too much noise, and generates too much heat to ...
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What program should I use to transfer 20TB data across the network?

I need to copy 20TB of data onto a thunderbolt array. The box where the data exists does not have a thunderbolt connection, so I will need to utilize the local 1GB network for this. (Yes, it will take ...
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How to connect bluetooth magic mouse and keyboard on thunderbolt display, if they don't show up?

I used a thunderbolt cable to connect my Macbook and iMac. Pressed cmd+f2 on my iMac and the displays works perfectly. But I cannot use my bluetooth mouse and keyboard to control the Macbook.It ...
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Dell monitor randomly goes blank on Mc mini

I have a Mini late 2012 (i5 16gb RAM) It was running Maverick and now running the Yosemite Beta. A Dell U2414H and an older Dell E207WP My problems is: My Dell U2414H randomly says there is no ...
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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Connecting late 2012/early 2013 MacBook Pro to a Dell U2713HM… issues

I recently purchased a Dell 27 inch monitor. I didn't have an adapter to convert HDMI into Thunderbolt, so I used the VGA to Thunderbolt connector instead and it worked, albeit with only 2048px ...
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Is there any thunderbolt device which supports daisy chaining and costs less than £100?

I'm trying to get two displays on my MBP 13" mid 2012, apparently it supports two daisy chained Apple TB displays, but i can't fork out £1600 for two Apple TB displays, so after a weekend of ...
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trying to get data off of a late 2008 macbook onto a brand new macbook pro

so I have an old macbook (late 2008 aluminum, running snow leopard). The display stopped working last week and since they told me they can't fix it, I've taken the opportunity to get a brand new ...
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How to set brightnes for multiple thunderbolt displays at the same time using keys on apple keyboard

Is there a way to set the brightness for all displays (thunderbolt displays) connected to a mac using thunderbolt syncroniously. If I chnage the brightness using F1/F2 on my Mac Wireless Keyboard. ...
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Can two external displays be driven from one Thunderbolt port?

I have the new MacBook Air which only has a Thunderbolt output (no HDMI or DVI) and I have 2 external monitors. How can I get this all hooked up (at the lowest cost, if possible)? EDIT: After using ...
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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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How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer?

I have a thunderbolt to ethernet cable on a MacBookPro Retina on Lion. Sometimes the thunderbolt to ethernet connection does not work. It seems to occur when I switch network locations (e.g., I move ...
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Can I use a whiteboard marker to write on my thunderbolt monitor?

I was wondering, since it´s glass, it shouldn´t be a problem, right?
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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How to share internet connection via thunderbolt?

I have a recent iMac and will buy a new MacBook Air. And I'm finding fastest way to connect internet to the Air. Wi-Fi is still too slow and USB-Ethernet converter offers only 100-Mbit speed. But both ...
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Mac mini 2012 graphic upgrade for UE4 Unity3D Blender

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) i7, 16gb ram graphic card intel HD4000. I recently bought a thunderbolt expansion PCIE which supports a PCIE 2.0 16x graphic card with space for Full length card. I ...
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MacBook Air: Two external displays using CadDigit Thunderbolt Station

I need to connect two external displays to my 2013 Macbook Air. Each external display has one VGA port and one DVI port. After some search, I found that my best option is the CalDigit Thunderbolt ...
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Monitor connected via DVI-to-Thunderbolt requires minutes of jiggling before it is recognized

I am connecting a Dell G2410 monitor to my Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) via a DVI-to-Thunderbolt adapter. However, whenever I plug it in, I have to spend at least a few minutes jiggling ...
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How to put a Macbook Air into “Target Disk Mode”?

I have an older Macbook Air. I'm trying to transfer the data onto my new Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt cable. The Apple Store employee assured me that you can connect a Thunderbolt cable to a mini ...