Questions tagged [displayport]

Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).

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Can my iMac OS X 1,10 (2011 model) be used as external display for Windows laptop [duplicate]

My iMac has the mini Display port but no Thundebolt port. I have tried using the miniDP (iMac) to DP (laptop) but could not activate the Target Display Mode. Is there any other options? I'm a non-...
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Why is there a several second lag for my external monitor to turn on when waking up my MacBook M1?

It's a Deco Gear DGVM27AB connected through the DisplayPort if that helps.
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Daisy chain Dell with DisplayPort (output) to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have a Dell P2720DC and Apple Thunderbolt Displays I want to daisy chain. Since the Dell has USB-C PD, I prefer connecting my MacBook to it, but then I'm not sure I can connect its DisplayPort ...
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Computer mounts install disks when changing screen resolution Mojave [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a screen to minidp, connect to an apple tv using airplay, or change resolution scaling in system preferences (edit: doesn't always happen ...
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iiyama shows no signal after shutdown and longer sleep

I have iiyama G-Master GB3461WQSU connected to mac thought DisplayPort in dell's dock WD19TBS and PC's DisplayPort directly. Since day one an issue with signal detection occurs. After shutdown or ...
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Amazon Prime Video HDCP error using Dell monitor

My setup is as follows: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running macOS Catalina Dell U2720Q monitor Monitor is connected to MacBook Pro using CableMatters USB-C to DisplayPort ...
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Computer automatically mounting install disks when plugging in Mini DisplayPort

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a Wacom Cintiq (output VGA converted with a dongle to Mini DisplayPort) my computer mounts a whole bunch of installer images (appear where ...
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MacBook Pro mouse pauses every 1.5 seconds with external monitors

I have two Samsung QHD 27" monitors plugged into my 2019 MacBook Pro 16", but noticed that when moving the mouse, the mouse cursor gets stuck around every 1.5 seconds. This is extremely ...
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External Monitor Connecting Issues

MacBook Pro 2017: (operating MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 {I downgraded as I heard Sierra works better than the latest system} -Monitor: Samsung lc24f396fhuxen (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LC24F396FHUXEN-...
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Using an iMac 27-inch as a display for a Mac Mini M1 [duplicate]

I want to connect an iMac 27-inch Late 2012 and an iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 to two Mac Mini M1 and use them as displays, so I'd like to know what type of cable should I buy for each one of them. The iMac ...
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What cable/adapter do I require to use DellU2715H as second monitor on a 2020 Retina iMac?

I own this monitor https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PRCRWRU / https://www.dell.com/lv/business/p/dell-u2715h/pd It supports the following inputs: 2 HDMI(MHL) connector 1 Mini DisplayPort 1 ...
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MacBook Pro - issues connecting to external monitor(both DisplayPort and HDMI)

I have an Apple Macbook Pro 16 Inch (Touchbar) 2019 w/ AMD Radeon Pro 5300M. I'm running into issues connecting it to this monitor, PX329. If I use DisplayPort(this monitor supports up to version 1.2) ...
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2013 MacBook Air to Lepow Portable Monitor (Cable question)

Looking for a little insight on a new cable for my travel laptop set up. I have a portable monitor from Lepow (Amazon). This monitor has 3 ports and and can accept two input types: 2 x USB C (...
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Interruption of signal from mac to external monitor after changing resolution

I have a dell S2721QS 4K monitor. I connected my MacBook Pro to a Lenovo Thinkpad docking station using a USB-C to USB-C connection. I then connected the DisplayPort from the dock to the HDMI port on ...
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Lenovo external monitor failing to deliver good quality, blurry fonts instead

When I connect MacBook Air 11" to the external monitor (Lenovo 24" QHD) via "Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter 1080P", the resolution I get is 1600 x 900 but I expect to get 2560 x ...
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kernel_task eating 1000% of my CPU regardless of the CPU being at 56-58 degrees

I'm currently struggling with kernel task on my 1 year old Macbook Pro 16" 2019. Basically I'm currently using an external monitor which is connected to my macbook via a usbc to displayport cable ...
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iMac internal display detected and not working (complete blank/black) but external working fine

I have an iMac End 2009 27". Recently while upgrading the HDD I had to unplug the LG built in display and while doing so the Vsync cable snapped. I put a new cable but now the internal display is ...
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No signal on external monitor through USB Type C - DisplayPort cable

I have an Odyssey G7 monitor and I bought the following cable I have two MacBook pro's, one 2018 15 inches and another one 2019 16 inches. Whatever I do the monitor does not display anything. I tried ...
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Prevent displayport disconnection when MBP sleeps [duplicate]

I have an external monitor connected by displayport. My issue is, when the display sleeps (after one hour idle), the displayport connection is completely shutdown effectively disconnecting the monitor....
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third party hdmi to vga adapter does not work [closed]

I recently bought an HDMI to VGA adapter and a VGA cable, and when I plug it in it doesn't work properly. I was having problems so I read that the HDMI port on mac does not work, and that you need to ...
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Daisy Chaining DisplayPort Display

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch 2018) as well as a couple of Dell DisplayPort monitors. The monitors support HDCP 1.4 and I have them set in MST mode. They have a DisplayPort Out port. I am currently ...
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Macbook Pro 16" (2019 with i9 processor) performing terribly when connected to an external monitor

I've been using my macbook pro with an external monitor for about 1 year now. In the past few weeks though, I'm struggling doing so because my macbook performance drops as soon as I connect it to my ...
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Just picked up the Odyssey G9 and can't change refresh rate on macbook pro

I'm using the DisplayPort that came with the monitor, along with a USB C -> DisplayPort adapter that apparently supports 4k; however, I can't seem to choose any refresh rates when selecting the &...
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Dual Monitor Setup with Mac Mini (2014) Screen Blinking

I have a Mac Mini from Late 2014 (2,6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3). I want to use two monitors with it - the two Monitors are identical BenQ GW2283. I managed to get both monitors ...
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I try to use full potential of my display, but it seems like connectors don’t want to

Context: I have bought a 34" ultra-wide 100Hz 2K display (AOC 34" LED - CU34P2A). I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 13" running Big Sur with 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports. For work, I have a top-level ...
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MacBook Pro M1 external display connection issue

I am trying to connect my 2020 MacBook Pro (M1) to an external display via a thunderbolt 3 dock. The dock is the Kensington SD5200T which supports M1 Macs with 1 external display. The screen I am ...
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Connecting Samsung 1080p Monitor to 2014 MDP via HDMI/Mini-DisplayPort

This question is related to Unable to connect display(s) to MBP 13'' Mid 2014 via Tunderbolt / mini DisplayPort, albeit with a different monitor that may have a different cause. As per the ...
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Need advice on connecting Macbook Air to HP all-in-one box (Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 4, I think)

My daughter has a non-most-recent Macbook Air with what I thought was originally a mini-DP output but it turns out to be a Thunderbolt (probably v2 since the Mac is only a couple of years old). This ...
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Does this cable support 1440p/2k 144Hz?

I would like to connect an external monitor (1440p/2k 144Hz) to my Macbook Air M1. My monitor has Mini displayport and HDMI outputs. Does this cable support 144Hz on 2k? https://www.apple.com/shop/...
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monitor for 2018 mac mini

I just got a new, used Mac Mini as a replacement for my 2011 iMac. My plan was to connect my 2 27-inchers via mDP and use the iMac in Target Display mode using HDMI --> Thunderbolt 2. Upon plugging ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2015 + Dell P2721Q + DP - mDP cable not booting after restart in clamshell mode

I am pretty happy with the combo I have currently but this issue drives me nuts. I am using Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 with Dell P2721Q 4k monitor connected with DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort ...
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Can't configure 75hz on LG Ergo Ultrawide monitor with MacBook Pro

I own a: LG Ergo 34WN780 - Ultrawide QHD Monitor - 34 inch MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) StarTech USB-C naar DisplayPort cable 1,8 metres The monitor supports 75hz, but I can only configure it up to ...
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Getting 5120 X 1440 @ 120Hz on a 2018 Mac mini

I recently just purchased a Samsung CRG9, which is a really great monitor. Only problem I have is that I’m not able to get the full 5120 X 1440 at 120Hz that the monitor is rated for. I can get the ...
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Windows resized after sleep with external display connected to Macbook Pro via DP to Caldigi hub to TB3 cable

I have an external display DELL U2715H Display connected to my MBP 2017(2xTB3)via mini Display Port and a CalDigit TS3 Plus. I use native res on the display 2560 x 1440 and my macOS version is ...
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Can I connect a LED cinema display to an iMac late 2013?

I'm wondering if I can connect: LED Cinema Display (27-inch) to a: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) My conundrum arises because the iMac has only thunderbolt ports but LED Cinema Display uses a ...
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2019 Macbook Pro, Thunderbolt 3 and monitor daisy chaining

Is there a way to make it work? I have Asus 27" VA279HAL and was considering buying Dell 34" U3419W. Dell monitor has USB-C with DP 1.4 Alt Mode, but no Thunderbolt. I've now realised I ...
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Can I play 4k video on my TV through my MacBook using a Thunderbolt/HDMI cable?

A silly question perhaps, but nonetheless... I own an early 2015, 13-inch MacBook Air, and I recently purchased a 4k 43' TCL TV with HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm thinking about purchasing a Thunderbolt/...
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Does the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter support Mini DisplayPort?

I would like to use the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to connect a DisplayPort monitor to my USB-C Mac. Thunderbolt 2 and Mini DisplayPort use the same connector, so it seems ...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac connecting 30" Apple Cinema Display

I am attempting to connect an Apple Silicon Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and/or MacBook Pro to a 30" Apple Cinema Display at native 2560x1600 resolution. The same question for Intel Macs with USB-C is ...
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After connecting 3rd external monitor typing lag starts, Macbook Pro 2016

Have macbook pro 2016 and connected 3rd external monitor. Then all monitors including macbook screen have typing lag. But let me clear about there is no mouse lag OR when I move the application window ...
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Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? [duplicate]

Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? If so, what adapter do I need?
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Best option to connect Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt and HDMI to a monitor with DP and VGA [duplicate]

Macbook Pro: Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015. macOS Catalina. Has HDMI and thunderbolt port. Monitor: VGA and Display Port. Already tried using a HDMI to VGA adapter but it doesn't work with mac at all. Is ...
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BigSur Blurry Text on external monitor

I have looked all over the internet and I have seen this issue popup all the time, but none of the 'fixes' seem to work for me. I have recently switched from a pc to a mac. I run 3x monitors off my ...
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Would a Displayport-Thunderbolt cable unlock better performance from my external display than an HDMI 2.0 cable?

I just bought a new monitor (an Asus XG35VQ), but when I try to use my MacBook (Pro 13", mid-2014) with it, I can only get 30Hz on the native 3440x1440 resolution. At first I thought there was ...
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Can a Thunderbolt 3 (usb-c style) to Thunderbolt 2 (mini-DP style) adapter work in reverse?

I have a mid-2015 Macbook Pro running Catalina (10.15.7). (2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2 GB, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB) I have an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Thunderbolt 2 to Display Port

I received a 2015 MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt 2 ports. Can I use a Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable? According to Apple: Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 are not the same as Mini DisplayPort . ...
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Using a mid 2010 27" iMac as a second screen for a mid 2015 27" 5k iMac [duplicate]

I would like to use my ageing 27" iMac (mid 2010 model) as a second screen for my mid 2015 5k model as my even older 24" Cinema Display finally gave up the ghost. I have tried hooking them ...
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What cable to connect 13-inch Macbook Pro 2018 and 34-inch 3440x1440 monitor?

I have a Macbook Pro 13-inch 2018 edition with four Thunderbolt 3 ports. I've just bought an Iiyama 34-inch 3440x1440 monitor. It has two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort. What cable should I buy to ...
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Can I connect a mid-2011 iMac to an external HDMI display with a mini Displayport-to-HDMI cable?

I have a mid-2011 iMac running Sierra. I just purchased a new Ultrawide monitor to use primarily on my PC, but it also supports dual input devices, so I was thinking I could connect my iMac to it in ...
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On a mac can I extend (not duplicate) my display to multiple external monitors?

I've got a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) running Catalina 10.15.3 (cant upgrade OS since its a work laptop) and 3 external monitors. All 3 external monitors are connected and working fine. All external ...

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