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I have a theory that the OWC TB2 dock is periodically being power cycled. I don't know if this is due to a faulty power supply, but mine is behaving this way. Everything connected to it quickly disconnects and reconnects, which leads me to this theory.


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In case it helps others, I got a response from Apple that it just isn't supported on the 2014 MacBook Pro. Another user on the Apple forum (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7419574) has confirmed this on his 2014 MacBook Pro. This post (http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/thunderbolt-hotplug-on-windows-10.1819920/) suggests that it works on a limited ...


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iMacs can be used in Target Display Mode, but only from another Mac. This is a specific support mode, Mac to Mac, it is not the same as connecting an external display to a graphics card. See OS X Yosemite: Use another Mac as a display


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There is nothing wrong with your monitors, neither your Mac. That's a compatibility issue with your adapter. There are many comments on Amazon complaining about the same issue on similar converters. That seems, unfortunately, a hardware fault. Example: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B00NH13I08/ref=mw_dp_cr


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The Dell monitor came with a Mini DP connector, which was all that was needed to carry the image. It also came with a USB connector, which has then allowed me to use the Dell soundbar. The font smoothing on the Dell is not as good as on an official Apple monitor, which is somewhat annoying as the hardware is the same, it's a software problem. When dragging ...


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Part of it might be a setting in your energy saver settings that allows hard drives to sleep if not in use, you could check on that setting and see if adjusting it makes the job easier and searches quicker. A USB 3 drive (assuming it is on a USB 3 port) should be plenty fast enough to handle the necessary bandwidth. What might be slowing you down is the ...


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An Apple store employee told me they no longer sell Mini-DP to Mini-DP cables because Thunderbolt cables can serve the same purpose, but this answer suggests she might have been lying. I've seen a firmware revision reported for a Thunderbolt cable, which fits with the claim that a Thunderbolt cable includes a chip. I've had good luck with DisplayPort to ...


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The MacBook Pro Thunderbolt ports are fully compatible with DisplayPort so as long as you have a DisplayPort cable, there is no need for an adapter. I own 2x Dell U2715H myself. Dell is so nice to deliver their display with the needed cable. Working like a charm and I love the displays.


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I Know that i am late but if you still have the macbook pro 15 inch 2009 you should put an ssd (solid state drive) in it and 8gb of ram. my friend just got a 2015 macbook air and mine is almost as fast as his. + those macbook pros are really expensive. trust me if you haven't upgraded it yet, you should try it as it is a huge improvement from the hdd (hard ...


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January 22, 2016: I had similar problem (intermittent monitor and hard disk disconnects) and called the OWC HelpDesk. The OWC technician said that problem was with the Mac Thunderbolt driver, not the Dock, and the solution is to reset PRAM/NVRAM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 Since PRAM/NVRAM reset, the intermittent screen and disk resets have ...


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Thunderbolt and DisplayPort are not compatible. They only share one port. Thunderbolt uses active transmission (there's a chip in the cable), DisplayPort uses a simple copper cable. You should be fine with using a DisplayPort cable.


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VirtualKVM will allow you to use your "iMac as a monitor for [your] Macbook". This is super easy and free.


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There is a known similar issue with certain 27' Thunderbolt displays going black, and having connection issues. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204450 Can you check the firmware version of the Thunderbolt display? Apple Menu > About this Mac > System Report > Thunderbolt (from left sidebar) > Thunderbolt Display. The latest firmware version should be ...



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