Questions tagged [thunderbolt]

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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Do you find difficult to have only two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports on new MacBook Pro 13? [closed]

The new MacBook Pro 13 has only two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports. With a charger and an external monitor, there is no room to plug in anything else. What are the risks of using a multi-port dongle and ...
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MBP 2019 13" 4x Thunderbolt 3 ports (electric ESC button)

A novice here. I got a PC repair kit to open my titular MBP machine to clean under the trackpad. After success, I closed it and everything working normal. Found a missing washer, opened it again to ...
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Will my MacBook Air 2019 support two extra monitors with a 3in1 Thunderbolt to VGA/DVI/HDMI adapter?

I have a MacBook Air 2019 laptop and I got a Dell monitor 24 inches (with VGA and DVI). I bought a Thunderbolt video adaptor: ... connected it with a DVI cable and it worked perfectly. I can work ...
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USB via Thunderbolt Bridge

I have a new MacBook Pro (Monterey) networked to a 2014 iMac (High Sierra) via Thunderbolt Bridge. Does anyone know how to access USB devices (e.g. memory stick, disc player) plugged into one computer ...
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External Monitor suddenly stopped working in full resolution

I know there's been a lot of these issues in the past, but here's mine (which seems a little bit different). I have a MacBook Pro 2019 (Intel-based) and two monitors attached to it: one 1080p plugged ...
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DVI to Thunderbold only 1080p

I hooked my mac mini late 2014 to my DELL U2713HM via dvi to thunderbolt (MiniDisplay Port on the monitor is used by a gaming pc) But I can only go to 1080p resolution Why? DVI is capable of much ...
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How can I force my external monitor to use 4K resolution?

I have two identical external monitors (Dell S2722QC) connected to my 14" M1 Pro MacBook Pro. Usually I connect both of them via USB C to a CalDigit Thunderbolt 4 dock with no issues. Sometimes, ...
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Creating a virtual network through USB-port on thunderbolt

Currently I am using a Windows VM so that I can use PUTTY to SSH into a device that is connected through a USB port to my MAC. This works fine. However, I am unable to SSH into the device on MacOS ...
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Monitor with mini display output into thunderboldt to USB-C adaptor

Staying somewhere and having trouble using their monitor which has a mini-display input. I have a thunderbolt to USB-C converter which the mini display fits perfectly into (see picture). But it doesn'...
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External SSD causes "Accessory needs more power" when plugged into M1 iMac with external Thunderbolt monitor

I have a new M1 iMac with two Thunderbolt ports. I want to use one to control a small external monitor, and the other to run a very fast external SSD. I was very disappointed to find that when the ...
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Can I get an eGPU without a thunderbolt 3?

I’m using a MacBook Air (early 2015) and trying to do some 3D rendering however it’s an absolute pain to do it on the cpu and it’s probably not good for the laptop to run at those temperatures for ...
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Second external display to be connected always has washed out colours

I have a 14inch 2021 Macbook Pro M1 Max. I've attached 2 external displays (2x LG Ultragear 27GP850) via the anker thunderbolt 4 mini-dock connected with a thunderbolt 4 cable to my mac, and USB C to ...
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How do I get MacOS 12.5 to daisy chain thunderbolt monitors to an Intel Macbook Pro 16?

I have 2 x Apple 27 Cinema Thunderbolt Displays. I recently acquired an Intel 2019 Macbook Pro 16. I've been running the cinema displays for the last few years using an apple brand Thunderbolt 3 to ...
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Mac Pro 2019 graphics card (GPU) thunderbolt port usage

The Mac Pro 2013 thunderbolt port is used as both to connect a monitor display and read/write storage like USB SSD or flash drive. The Mac Pro 2019 graphics card (GPU) thunderbolt port is used to ...
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Apple Studio Display with Lenovo P1 running Windows 10

I have a Lenovo P1 (Gen 2) running Windows 10, and I am trying to get it to work with my new Apple Studio Display. The laptop has 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, and I have tried plugging in the display (...
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Is Target Disk Mode… dead?

Been using Target Disk Mode for the last 15 years flawlessly, except for the last 2-3 years. Yesterday I needed to copy a bunch of files between my 16" Intel and a brand new 14" M1 Pro. ...
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Charging issues MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021)

Usually use my MBP with a USB-C Digitial AV Multiport Adaptor. Through this adaptor I connect my monitor via HDMI, connect a USB A hub and charge my MBP using the original charger. Every few weeks/...
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Connecting a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch 2016 to a HP Elitebook 840 G8 via HDMI or USB-C or any active adapter?

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 ...
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Thunderbolt 3 + KVM dock?

I have a PC machine, two monitors (1x HDMI-only, 1x HDMI/DVI/DisplayPort -- may upgrade to 1x or 2x Thunderbolt displays in the future), and a 2017 MacBook Pro (intel). I would love a dock with plenty ...
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How can I prevent my M1 Max from forgetting which windows / desktops are on which display?

I have a 2021 16" M1 Max with 3 external displays. One display is plugged directly into the left side of the laptop. The other two displays are plugged into this OWC hub (OWCTB4HUB5P), which is ...
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Can I use the USB port of MacBook Air 2016 to connect with HDMI instead of using the Thunderbolt port?

Am trying to connect my MacBook Air 2016 to the TV via HDMI instead of using the Thunderbolt port cable to HDMI. Can I use one of the USB ports to connect to HDMI? The reason I asked is that I found ...
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My Mac disconnects all USB devices connected via my Blackmagic EGPU (Thunderbolt)

My intel macbook sometime randomly disconnects all USB devices that are connected through the black magic eGPU. It doesn't seem to be an issue with the thunderbolt connection as my multi-monitor setup ...
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External Thunderbolt SSDs not showing space after deleting files

I have two external Samsung X5 2TB Thunderbolt 3 SSDs. Both of them work fine after I reformat them. But when I delete files (and empty the recycle bin), the space on them does not increase. In ...
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How can I get fast external ssd safely?

I want to get Thunderbolt speeds for my M1 Mac Mini for a low price, but it's confusing. If I buy a fast external drive, I may get slow speed because of low power. If I buy a powered thunderbolt 3 ...
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Can the MacBook Pro 14” charge via its USB C port?

I see that the new (2022) MacBook Pro 14” has gone back to a separate charging port for a dedicated charger to hook up to. Can it also be charged via its USB C ports as well? I’m used to doing this on ...
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KVM switch for Apple Studio Display (USB-C / Thunderbolt)

I'm interested in buying the new 5K retina 2022 Apple Studio Display. However, I use a personal Mac and a work Mac at the same desk. Frequently switching cables between the two Macs whenever I want to ...
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Is there any way to make OS X more tolerant of momentary USB disconnects?

My MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) is connected to a Thunderbolt 3 dock which has external monitors and, most crucially, a USB3 Time Machine drive on it. If I so much as lightly touch the Thunderbolt ...
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What Thunderbolt 3 docks are backwards compatible with legacy Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt 1 Macs

This is the case where you are running an older Mac with a Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port, and you would like to get a dock to add some faster ports like usb 3, but are finding it hard to find an original ...
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How to connect a USB-C drive to an iMac with Thunderbolt ports

I have iMac 27" late 2014, running 10.14.6 OS. It has 2 TB2 ports. Wanting to connect a hard drive with USB-C only output connection. I need to get from USB-C from the drive to my iMac via TB2. ...
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Connecting iMac 2015 to MPB 2021 M1 Max

I need some help connecting two Macs. I have a late 2015 27" iMac and a new 2021 MBP M1 Max. I would like to connect my iMac to my MBP to share files and the printer. I know I can do this over ...
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How do I avoid the "USB Accessories Disabled" notification when charging devices from thunderbolt dock & monitor?

I've got a brand-new TS4 thunderbolt dock with tons of high-voltage ports, happily charging my M1 Max macbook at 98W. It charges super fast over the single cable, as well as driving the display and ...
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How to display image from MacBook Pro to iMac in full screen?

I have a MacBook Pro 14 and iMac 24. I use sharing settings on MacBook and sharing screen. After I connect devices with a thunderbolt cable, I connect from Finder on the iMac to the MacBook and see ...
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How to turn off Thunderbolt charging on Mac Book Pro so that only the main MagSafe charger is used?

I use a Mac Book Pro (MBP18,2) in a primarily office setting and have it plugged in essentially all of the time. This is, of course, detrimental to the battery. I'd like to allow it to drain and use ...
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Issue with LG Ultrafine display

Up until recently, I was able to use my LG Ultrafine display (4K) without any issues. When I connect to the screen with the Thunderbolt cable, nothing happens (not even power feed to my MacBook). ...
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How to transfer data wireless between extra peripherals to MacBook through WiFi?

Apple keeps things simple with its only two thunderbolt 3/USB type C ports to connect to peripherals which is great. Few cases I want to transfer/access data from my old SATA HDD from my MacBook I ...
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Monterey changes my desktop background when I plug in external displays

I have a MacBook Pro (i5, 2020ish, two Thunderbolt ports, Big Sur), a CalDigit Thunderbolt3 dock, an Apple Thunderbolt display (plugged into the dock via an Apple-branded Thunderbolt 3-to-Thunderbolt2 ...
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Trouble connecting MacBook Air to Dell monitor

I'm trying to connect a Dell 2208WFPT Flat Monitor to my MacBook Air (macOS Mojave, 10.14.6) using Thunderbolt. The symptoms are as follows : on the monitor, I only see the main background image and ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display Magsafe 1 to USB-C charge Macbook Air M1

I have an MacBook Air M1 and Apple Thunderbolt Display: DisplayPort connected to Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207266): Currently connected ...
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Mac not Charging When Connected to Dell Monitor With Thunderbolt3/USB-C

I connect my Mac to my Dell monitor with a ThunderBolt3/USB-C cable and it used to charge before. Now when I connect it shows the charging sign on my battery but says the following. What has gone ...
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Why is my cable not working?

I recently got a new, long Thunderbolt to HDMI cable to play films on my projector from my Mac Mini. However, I cannot get the new cable to work on my Mac Mini. I checked and the Thunderbolt port of ...
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Ultrawide Monitor with KVM for Macbook Pro 2018 and Macbook Pro 2015

I'm looking for an ultrawide monitor that I can use with my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) and my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). Important for me is a size of at least 34", built-in KVM, ...
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Apple XDR Display connected to PC; Why do some Thunderbolt 3 cables work while others don't?

I have a 2019 era MacBook Pro that's connected to an Apple XDR monitor via a Thunderbolt 3 cable. This works great. What I'd like to do is occasionally hook up a Dell Precision 7760 laptop to this ...
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Plugging an old MBP into a newer hub (TB2>TB4/USB-C)

I have a mid-2014 MacBook Pro, which has 2x Thuderbolt 2, an HDMI and 2x (degraded) USB 3 ports. I also have a new Kensington Thunderbolt 4 hub, with two monitors connected to it (TB4>DisplayPort). ...
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Does my Mac support 'DisplayPort Alternate Mode' so I can use a KVM?

I'd like to buy a new monitor and have been looking at models that have an in-built KVM switch functionality as this would both reduce cabling/connections and enable me to use the monitor for home and ...
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Do Thunderbolt Docks tend to make Mac OS (Big Sur & Monterey) unstable?

I had experienced kernel panics with a Thunderbolt Dock (the Caldigit TS3+) on an M1 MacBook Pro 13” way back in the early days of Big Sur. I returned that Dock, and the panics eventually subsided ...
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Impossible to use two HDMI displays with one Thunderbolt 2 connector?

So I have an old MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) and by reading the official Apple support page I've concluded that it is not possible to connect two (non-thunderbolt) screens through the single ...
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Which of the following hub adapters for the 2021 M1 Pro MacBook would allow me to use 4 display monitors total?

I have just bought the MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) featuring the Apple M1 Pro chip. From previous research I understand that it natively supports 2 additional display monitors, but I need a total of 4,...
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How can I connect 2 dell monitors with Mac Air?

I am using MacBook Air(13-inch, 2017) model. I want to connect with 2 monitors Dell (24 Monitor: E2420H) The problem is the monitor doesn't have a HDMI port . It has only display port & VGA . When ...
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How many monitors can my 27" 2019 iMac support? [duplicate]

I've got a 2019, 27" iMac Retina 5k with 8GB RAM and a Radeon Pro 570x with 4GB RAM. Currently, I've got two Thunderbolt 3 -> HDMI adapters plugged in, and I'm running those to TVs at 720p ...
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Thunderbolt 3 dock disconnecting randomly

I've been using the CalDigit USBC Pro Dock but I have also experienced this issue with the Corsair TBT100. Intermittently the dock will drop all connections attached to it. I can still see the USB ...
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