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Questions tagged [displayport]

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

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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I connect my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 to a Lenovo C-Dock, which connects 2 external monitors through 2 DisplayPort cables. The problem I have is that the 2 external monitors mirror each other. ...
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MacBook Air (2014) through an Apple Mini DisplayPort-VGA adapter

I've connected a high-resolution projector to my MacBook Air (2014) through an Apple Mini DisplayPort-VGA adapter. It gets quite blurry even for fonts, lines and greyscale on the projector. How do I ...
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External Monitor Flickering when Chrome is running

I have a new macbook, v 10.14.3. It is connected to two external monitors -- both of them DELL which are connected via a DELL docking station using mini Displayport cables which came with them. My ...
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Adding a second monitor via ethernet

My DisplayPort connection is buggy and will only work when in a position that I can't ever seem to find. I've sent it off to repairs and the guy said that the board connecting to the socket is cracked ...
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Cables required to use 2010 iMac as second monitor for Macbook [duplicate]

I have a 2016 Macbook and would like to use my 27" 2010 iMac as a second display for it using Target Display Mode, but I am a bit unsure as to what cable(s) I require, or if it is possible. The ...
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DisplayPort unable to display in 2560x1440

I have a mid-2015 MBP running Mojave with 1 HDMI and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports. I have two 32 inches Acer monitor - same model - EB321HQU with max resolution of 2560x1440. My monitors do not have ...
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Can't get DELL U2717D to display retina quality on macbook pro 2017

I have a Dell Monitor U2717D and I tried connecting it to my 13 inch MacBook pro 2017 running MacOS Mojave. I tried using different cables such as 4K HDMI to USB C, DisplayPort to USB C, etc.. but the ...
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable. It achieves 4K @ 60Hz via the USB-C ports on the left-hand side ...
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How can I debug an unrecognised display in High Sierra?

My external monitor recently stopped being recognised by my MacBook Pro (Early 2011 - 8,2, High Sierra, 10.13.6) I have reset PRAM / SMC and tried a number of troubleshooting steps as outlined in the ...
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Two USB C monitors from a single Thunderbolt port?

Any number of docks exist which demultiplexes both DisplayPort signals from the Thunderbolt bus and also provides USB C ports some at 10gbps even but I can't find one that puts the DisplayPort signal ...
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Full HD not working on MBP 13 2017 with external display at 60hz

MacBook Pro: Mac OS Majove Version 10.14.2 MacBook Pro 13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536MB external Display: LG27UD58/b: 4K-60hz@DisplayPort, 4k-30hz@...
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External display will not come back after power-off while connected to MBP 2017 with Display Port

My LG 34UC88-B ultrawide display has a weird issue: After the laptop goes to sleep - ~50% of the time, when the machine is woken up the display will not wake-up/power on. My MBP (macOS) thinks the ...
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Issues with screen not coming on when Mac is running

I run a Late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.13 High Sierra with a Dell QHD monitor via DisplayPort. I've seen two different cases where as far as I can tell the Mac is running (HDD light flashing, etc) but ...
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External 4K display with 2012 MacBook Pro 15"

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2012 and have bought a couple of BenQ 4K EL2870U monitors. I've connected the two monitors up to the MacBook through a couple of Mini Display Port to Display Port ...
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How to use 2 FullHD monitors to one Type-C port on Macbook Pro 15 2018?

I've seen multiple questions were people are told you can't really use one port but it depends on your adapter and how you use it. I have a startech USB-C to 3 HDMI adapter: And I've been using this ...
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Mac mini 2018 HDMI surround sound output

I have a new Mac mini 2018. I want to get surround sound over HDMI. I have a receiver that is capable of transmitting 5.1 surround sound to my speakers, and HDMI video to my projector. I have ...
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Strong inteference from mini DisplayPort

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro 15", and when I connect the mini DisplayPort to my external monitor, the WiFi speed drops significantly (from > 100 Mbps to < 10 Mbps). I noticed that the WiFi noise level ...
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Dual external monitors: Blink on wake

I have two HP 24es monitors connected to my MacBook Pro. The input to the monitors are via HDMI. One connects directly to the MacBook Pro via a HDMI cable. The other connects via a HDMI to DVI, DVI to ...
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Mac external displays are now in the wrong order

I have a 2017 27" iMac that generally has one external display, connected to the DisplayPort port of a OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. This display is always connected to my mac. Occasionally I will also ...
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Does Graphic Card affects on picture quality and color depth?

For upgrading to Mojave, I had to change my old Nvidia cheap card to a new AMD Radeon Metal 2 support card. I have an IPS monitor and did not change it, but from when I did change the card I feel ...
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External monitor not properly recognized on iMac pro

I have an external monitor for my iMac Pro. It is connected via an USB-C to Displayport adapter from Moshi. Unfortunately, it behaves not optimal: If the monitor is switched on while the iMac is ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 cannot wake up Dell 2713h until unplugged

I have Dell 2713h that has been working well with miniDP <-> DP cable with my previous Mac (Early 2013). I got brand new Macbook Pro (2018) with only USB-C ports, got Unitek USB-C <-> DP ...
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Will a 4K external monitor create a sharper display when connected to my MacBook Pro

I recently connected my MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 running 10.12.6 to the Asus PB238Q 23-inch via the mini display cable to VGA cable. The max resolution of the external monitor is 1920 x ...
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How to connect 3 External Monitors in Macbook Pro 13 2017 without Touchbar

I am currently connected to 2 external monitors + the Macbook Display. I want to add additional monitors, so that I can have 3 external monitors along with the Macbook's display. I know that you can ...
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External display not recognized after waking from sleep until restarted

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) which fails to detect an external display after is has woken up from sleep. Here's my situation: I have an external ...
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Thunderbolt to Displayport Connector

I'm trying to connect a 27" iMac Thunderbolt Display to a late 2009 21.5" iMac. It's my understanding that the thunderbolt display cord (with little lightning icon on it) will not work in the mini ...
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Displayport to USB-C or GPU card for eGPU with Thunderbolt Output

Background: I purchased an LG Ultrafine 5k monitor per Tim Cook's recommendation. This only has a Thunderbolt-3 input. Awesome monitor, but very limited when it comes to what you can drive it with. ...
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Can I use MST on one mDP and 4k on the other?

I have a mid-2015 MacBook Pro 15" retina (A1398), and I'm trying to setup external displays as follows: 4k tv (TCL 43s405) @60 hz with mDP to HDMI adaptor 2x HP VH240A 1080p using mDP to 2xHDMI MST ...
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How do I control Macbook volume when a DP display is connected?

When I plug my Mac into a DisplayPort monitor that has loudspeakers, the Mac's volume controls become disabled. Is Apple assuming that if I have external speakers I am so much better using their ...
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External display works on 30Hz

I have MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) with macOS High Sierra installed. I plugged it in to external display: LG 24UD58 24" via DisplayPort through USB-C For unknown reason ...
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2018 MacBook Pro + Dell U2718Q, single cable for display and USB data

Can I connect a 2018 MacBook Pro to a Dell UltraSharp 27 4K Monitor (U2718Q) with a single cable that carries both the display data and the data for the USB ports of the display? I tried a USB-C to ...
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Second monitor not working on startup

I have a 2017 iMac 21.5" 4K with Retina display. My Mac is connected to a second 4K monitor using a Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort cable. If I connect the two of them there is no problem, everything ...
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External monitor blurry when MacBook lid is closed

I have an external ASUS PB287Q monitor connected to my MacBook Pro via a display port adaptor. The display settings are as follows: I am using 1080p because when using Default for display the ...
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Dell P2314H Monitor Cannot Connect to Macbook Pro

I've got a late 2013 model 13 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, and a new Dell P2314H monitor. I keep getting a message on the monitor saying its going to sleep. I've tried the following: ...
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Does the new Macbook Air (2017) work with Apple Cinema Display?

I'm interested in buying a MBA (2017 model), which has Thunderbolt 2 ports. Does it work without problems with an 27" LED Apple Cinema Display (with Mini DisplayPort)? Will the display have full ...
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MacBook [Pro] - how many displays, what resolution/frequency?

How do I find out the number, type, resolution & refresh rate of additional monitors I can attach to my MacBook or MacBook Pro? This is an attempt at a canonical QA, as per the Meta QA - Where is ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2016) suddenly stopped detecting my external monitor after a 3h hibernation

Macbook Pro (late 2016) suddenly stopped detecting my external monitor after a 3h hibernation after working flawlessly for two weeks. I've verified that my monitor works fine with my Windows PC. I'm ...
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MBP 13" 2017 nTB external display issues when used with 2 DELL external displays

I have a MBP 13" nTB 2017 which i am intending to use with 2 DELL monitors (U2414H and U2417H) as extended desktops. However, i am facing some weird issue with the display issues shown in this video. ...
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Connecting 2 HDMI monitors with 2 adapters on both side of USB-C port on 2018 MacBook Pro

I am thinking of buying 2 of this adapter for my Macbook Pro 2018? By plugging the adapter from both side of the USB-C ports, can i connect it to 2 external HDMI monitors?
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Connect 23” Apple Cinema HD Display to MacBook Pro USB-C

I’ve gotten my hands on an older 23” Apple Cinema HD Display and would like to use it with my late 2016 MacBook Pro with only USB-C ports. I’ve researched this issue, and I can only find answers from ...
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USB-C to DisplayPort Cable Problem

I bought this USB-C to DisplayPort cable in order to connect my iMac Pro to this monitor. However, the cable does not work, the iMac does not even recognize the monitor. I tried with a non-Apple ...
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How can I compensate for red blue font discoloration in 2018 MBP Displayport?

I recently moved from a 2017 macbook pro to a 2018 macbook pro with a configuration like this: # Works perfectly MBP 2017 -> USB C -> Displayport -> Dell Ultrasharp U2415 # Red / blue ...
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Is there a dongle (or set of dongles) that allows a USB-C MacBook Pro to be connected to an Apple Cinema Display? [duplicate]

I am looking for a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 dongle that has mini DisplayPort, at least 1 USB 2/3 port, and a USB-C power delivery port. The idea is to have a single cable between my laptop and my mini ...
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Can I attach an Mac mini to a VGA monitor using an HDMI/VGA adapter?

Can I attach the Mac mini to a VGA monitor using an HDMI/VGA adapter? I have a new Mac mini I'm trying to attach to an old monitor that has VGA and DVI inputs. I have VGA cable and HDMI/VGA adapter ...
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Maximum number of Full HD 1920x1080 displays supported on Macbook Pro 15" 2016 and later?

Is there a limit to how many Full HD 1920x1080 displays are supported on the 15" Macbook Pro 2016 and later? If a single USB-C port can currently give you up to 2 video outputs either through a TB3 ...
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HDMI sound keeps dropping out after last update - macOS 10.13.5

I have an external monitor connected to the MacBook Pro 2017 with touchbar, and everything was working fine until the last update, now every day I have to reboot the computer to get back the sound ...
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Monitor Speakers Disappear overnight

I've connected to a monitor (34UC88-B) to my MacBook Pro (Late 2016, no Touch Bar) through a DisplayPort to USB-C connector. The monitor has speakers that I use when I'm connected to it. Everything ...
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MacBook Pro 15" displayport/DVI problem

I'm having issues with the video out. When I tried to connect the MacBook to the projector (Christie) via DVI it splashed the macOS desktop for 1 second then a message appeared saying "encrypted" (the ...
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Are there adapters for MiniDisplay port screens to HDMI video cards

I am wondering if I can connect an Apple Cinema Display with a MiniDisplay port to an HDMI video card.
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USB-C to Displayport cable or adapter

I'm using MacBook pro 2017 15 inch and i just got 3x DELL U2518D UltraSharp monitors to connect to my macbook pro. What I actually need is best possible solution to connect this external monitors to ...