I tired using the HDMI to Mini Display Port Cable but it didn't work

In a different scenario I'm using Thunderbolt to USB C Adapter from Apple to get it working on my Apple Macbook Pro 2022 but I want to use for for my HP Machine and USB C Port on HP machine isn't working like Macbook Pro

  • You'll be able to connect the display, but the camera, mic, speakers and hub ports won't work.
    – benwiggy
    Jun 27 at 8:31
  • Did I miss something here @benwiggy ? The Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter works bidirectionally on Mac and PC in my testing. Seems the likely cause is no Thunderbolt on the PC
    – bmike
    Jun 27 at 8:42
  • @bmike Exactly: if there's no thunderbolt, you can only use the display.
    – benwiggy
    Jun 27 at 9:07
  • @benwiggy Mini-Displayport is not to be confused with Thunderbolt. The 2013 27in "LED Cinema Display" works over Mini-Displayport and connects the camera and speakers via USB. The 2016 "Thunderbolt Display" will only work over Thunderbolt. Jun 27 at 10:21

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HDMI is not thunderbolt. USB-C is not necessarily Thunderbolt.

Apple Thunderbolt displays are Thunderbolt only.

If the PC doesn’t have Thunderbolt, you will need to add that hardware for this to work. DisplayPort can be embedded inside a Thunderbolt data connection, but Thunderbolt can not be embedded in HDMI or USB

What makes this a little confusing: USB 4.0 hardware which is identical spec to Thunderbolt 3. So again, this comes down to, does your hardware have Thunderbolt or does it need an expansion/card added and drivers for your chosen OS?

Here are some links that have excellent details on this topic:

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