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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MacBook Pro 16 and Dell tb16

I bought a month ago MB Pro 16 2019, and I'm trying to use it with the Dell TB16 docking station. I've enabled it with Thunderbolt3Unblocker and all seems to be working fine except external display(...
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Macbook Pro 15" 2018 + OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock + Razer Core X with 5700 XT - what about charging? [duplicate]

I have few questions. I read in web it can be dangerous for macbook when i connect two power sources. At this moment i using only my OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock station, but i ordered Razer Core X. And ...
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How many QHD displays can I connect to one side of the 13" MBP 4 TB 2016?

I own a CTO 13" 2016 MBP w/ 4 ThunderBolt ports and I am in the market for 2 QHD (1440p) external displays. While the displays themselves are not USB-C / Thunderbolt compatible I was thinking of also ...
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Why doesn't the iMac Pro (2017) support the Apple Pro Display XDR at 6k resolution?

Apple's Set up and use Apple Pro Display XDR web page does not list the iMac Pro as a supported computer in this section: Pro Display XDR supports a resolution of 6016 x 3384 with 10bpc on these ...
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Thunderbolt 1 to USB Type C adapter?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro. It has a Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort) port. I'd like to plug a USB Type-C device into it, since Thunderbolt is faster than my USB 3.0 port. I'm having a hard time ...
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Thunderbolt Cinema Display to nonThunderbolt Macbook Pro 2010

I've been looking everywhere online to see whether my question can be answered and I still can't seem to find an answer. I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro with a Mini DisplayPort and I recently was ...
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MacBook Pro (Ratina Early 2015) screen flickers when connected to external display

The external display screen flickers and turns OFF and ON when mac book pro is connected. It was not an issue after I updated my mac to OSX 10.14 (Mojave). I tried to reset SMC but the issue couldn't ...
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Need to connect multiple 3.5" hard drives to the Thunderbolt port of a 2012 iMac

I have a 2012 iMac that I'm currently using as a file server. I need to connect several 3.5" hard drives to it, and its USB 3 ports are currently used up with other devices. So what I'd like to do is ...
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Connection protocols to enable external drives to connect to late 2015 27-inch iMac

I need to connect two 4TB or, better, 5TB external drives to the free Thunderbolt 2 port on my late 2015 27-inch iMac, hopefully daisy-chaining these new external drives together so I can use just the ...
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Using 3 Monitor DP/HDMI Setup + Charging new Macbook Pro 16'' over max. 2 Cables

I want to finally switch back to a Macbook Pro after some years of using a PC. However, I do not want to give up on my setup using 3 to 4 screens. My plan is on using the MacBook Pro 16 Inch i9 model....
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USB-C to Ethernet adapter on Mac with jumbo frames

I have to work with a scientific camera and acquire images via Ethernet on a MacBook Pro 2019 with 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. I have a USB-C to Ethernet adapter, and I have to enable jumbo frames (9000 ...
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connect Macbook Pro to Eizo display via Apple Thunderbolt display

I have Macbook pro 13" 2019 with four thunderbolt 3 ports, Apple thunderbolt display with one thunderbolt port 2 and an Eizo monitor. I am trying to connect: Macbook pro -> thunderbold 3 to ...
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How many 1080p Monitors i can connect to MacBook pro 13 inch 2019 model with 4 thunderbolt port? [duplicate]

Can anyone please help me to connect my MacBook pro 13 inches with 4 thunderbolts to 3 external monitors ( one U2414H and two P2419H) ? I tried connecting them using three type-c to HDMI convertors ...
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Connecting Apple Cinema display removes wallpaper and hides dock

I have two monitors - a ThinkVision, another Apple 27" cinema. I have in the past individually connected them to 2018 MBP Retina via Thunderbolt. OS is Catalina. 32GB RAM. Radeon Pro 560X 4GB. When I ...
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Can 13 inch MacBook Pro use larger charger?

Per this post: USB type-C ports max power supply from MacBook Pro? it seems like the 4-port version of the MBP 13 inch can output to two 15W devices and two 7.5W devices simultaneously. In that case, ...
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Which FireWire cable do I need to connect an iMac (late 2009) to a Thunderbolt to FireWire connection to retrieve the data using Diskmode?

I have an iMac (late 2009) with a broken graphics card. Fortunately, I have a new iMac (2019) which works fine. I want to boot the old machine to Target Disk Mode to retrieve the data on the computer....
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How can I charge my MacBook Pro and not block one thunderbolt 3 port for other uses?

I record high school bands when they go to contest using Sound Studio. Each of three judges is also making digital recordings on hand held recorders. While I am recording one band through a mixer ...
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What is the best (fastest) way to connect my iMac Late 2012 to a Synology NAS?

I have an iMac Late 2012 with Thunderbolt 2 and USB3.0 ports and a Synology NAS DS916+ with USB 3.0 and eSATA ports. Currently both devices connected to a router by wire (1Gbps). I do backups of my ...
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How to connect MacPro 2013 Thunderbolt 2 to USB C [duplicate]

I see several posts about USB-C and TB-3 to TB-2 but are they reversible? As I cannot find a TB-2 to USB-3 device I thought maybe I could connect my MacPro (Late 2013) to a USB-C hub which has USB-3 ...
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HDMI monitor cuts off DP Monitor on a MacBook Pro 2015 13'

I have two monitors Dell UltraSharp U2719DX and Dell UltraSharp U2715H. I have a MacBook Pro 2015 13-inch that still works. My U2719DX is plugged into my Mac via DisplayPort (monitor) to mini ...
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How to use Thunderbolt Display with Laptop

I am currently using my 2015 MacBook Pro with my thunderbolt display. I want to buy a new laptop (HP) but I realized that I would have some problems to connect it to the Thunderbolt display. The new ...
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Does it make a difference when multiport adapters are connected to 2 (instead of 1) USB-C ports of the MacBook Pro?

Some adapters are connected to the MacBook Pro via 2 ports, e.g. the Purgo 7-in-2 USB C Hub Adapter. But does it have any advantages against adapters which are only connected to 1 port, other than ...
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Are USB 3.1 (2nd gen) ports which the new MacBook Pro (2019) uses compatible with the external wired Apple keyboard?

I'm currently using the MacBook Pro 2019 and would like to use it with my external (wired) Apple keyboard (A1243) via Apple's USB-C to USB adapter. But unfortunately, that MacBook regularly doesn't ...
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How many monitors iMac 21.5 4K can handle?

Well, Im a programmer and I want bunch of monitors. I have a 21.5 Inch 5K iMac, from 2017 Just bought a DUAL HDMI Adapter from StarTech.com My intention is to have 3 extra displays because the Mac ...
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Is there an adapter to combine MacBook's “Thunderbolt & USB & Power” out into a single “USB-C” cable for a new monitor?

I currently have a 2015 13" MacBook Pro and a 24" Apple Cinema Display monitor. The monitor has three connectors built into one cable: Mini DisplayPort, which fits into MacBook's Thunderbolt slot (...
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USB DAC to Thunderbolt 2?

I have a 2013 iMac with Thunderbolt 2. I want to connect a USB Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) to the Thunderbolt port to minimise the traffic on the USB bus. Any recommendations?
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Plug in a Thunderbolt 3 device into my Thunderbolt 1 computer

I found an answer in Is Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 (type C) possible? that appears to solve my problem, but I am not "getting" it. (I tried to add a comment there, but I don't have enough credits ...
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Can I charge a MacBook Air using the Thunderbolt 1 port?

I have a 2013 MacBook Air that is not charging. I suspect that the problem is the MagSafe port (or, more likely, the I/O board). An iFixit Answer implies that it is possible to charge it using the ...
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External DVD on Macbook Pro 2018 with multiport adapter

This model/OS does not support connected CD/DVD drives, it can only use remote devices. I need to read and write optical media for medical reasons, so being able to use a directly connected drive is ...
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2nd external display renders whites as bright yellow

I have two external Dell monitors running through a Thunderbolt 3 dock to my 15" MacBook Pro. On the 2nd one that I connected, all pure white colors show as a very vivid and bright yellow, much like ...
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How to fix thunderbolt to vga display port?

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) and a third-party thunderbolt to vga adapter. I have had the adapter for over 2 years now and it has given me no problem at all. Suddenly, this week the ...
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LG Ultrafine 4K stopped working after bootcamp driver installation

I had installed win10 with Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro 2019, then while my LG Ultrafine 4K was connected to the device via thunderbolt 3(USB-C) (and working properly) I installed (or update can remember)...
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Connect 4k display to the 2013 Mac Pro?

I have an Apple Cinema Display circa 2007. It's attached to my 2013 Mac Pro via a HDMI/USB breakout cable connected to one of the Thunderbolt 2 ports and into one of the D300s. The display has ...
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Does the Mac mini (2018) deliver power over Thunderbolt ports?

Thunderbolt ports can optionally provide power, up to 100 watts. Does the Mac mini (2018) provide any power over any of its four Thunderbolt ports? If so, how many watts? On which of the 4 ports? ...
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Can I connect 3 display to a mid 2012 MBP retina?

I have a mid 2012 Retina display MBP, currently connected to 2 external displays. Specs: And these are the 2 current monitors, both FULL HD: One of them is connected directly with native HDMI port ...
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Any way to get 5K with 2014 MacBook Pro?

I got a Planar IX2790 5K monitor connected to my Mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt (Mini DP) to DisplayPort cable. Only getting 4K. Too late, I noticed the fine print: Mac: DP Support up to ...
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Why is third monitor always mirroring one of my other two?

I have a 2017 Macbook Pro connected to an HP Thunderbolt hub. From that hub, I have two USB-C -> DVI cables going into two monitors. For my third monitor, I have a DisplayPort cable from the hub to ...
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Dual identical monitors swap settings after displays turn off

I have dual LG 4k monitors on a 2015 macbook pro on High Sierra. One is connected via a belkin thunderbolt 2 hub. They both work at 4k 60Hz no problem (via displayports, not HDMI, that is). The ...
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Unable to use external monitor's full resolution using Macbook Pro

I recently bought a new 2019 MacBook Pro. It working as expected. I use my HP 22Es for majority of my work. Very unfortunately, my MBP is unable to detect the 1920x1080 resolution of external display. ...
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Improving NFS client performance

I have my Macbook Pro (MacOS Mojave) connecting to an NFS share on a Linux machine directly connected via Thunderbolt with jumbo frames. Testing with iperf3, I can do ~14 Gbps (~1.8 GBps) over the ...
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MacBook Pro can't get more than 2048 x 1152 on my QHD Dell monitor through Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (4K capable)

Short story: My MacBook Pro (Retina 13" Late 2012) can't run 2560 x 1440 on new QHD monitor (Dell S2719DM - Only has HDMI ports) through a 4K Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. Why and how to fix? ...
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monitor displays shows no picture in display settings and goes black randomly

This is my first question so please pardon my mistakes. I use a Mid 2017 MacBook Pro with a HP V270 Monitor. The monitor connects fine using a USB-C to HDMI cable but the issue I'm having currently is ...
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Connect a Thunderbolt display and a DisplayPort display to the same MacBook Pro

I'm trying to connect the old generation LG UltraFine 4k Display (USB-C DisplayPort) and the old generation LG UltraFine 5k Display (USB-C Thunderbolt) to a 13" MacBook Pro from 2019 (with 4 ...
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Can my Early 2013 15“ MacBook Pro connect to a 30” Apple Cinema Display… or two?

Someone in my area is selling some 30" Apple Cinema Displays for a pretty decent price and I'm thinking about getting one for my home office to use with my Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro. From what I ...
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Display stops working after waking from sleep

I recently bought a used Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock off ebay and everything seems to be working fine apart from this display issue. Here are some details of the issue: The monitor is connected to ...
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Thunderbolt VGA adapter not working on Macbook Pro Retina late 2013

Good morning everyone. I'm Italian so sorry for my english. Yesterday was in trouble. I am a video operator and I was at the theater, connecting my American Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013 (macOS Mojave)...
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USB-C dock with HDMI graphics on Late 2013 MacBook Pro

I have two MacBook Pros, a 2017 model with Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a late 2013 Retina with TB2 and USB3 ports. I use a HP USB-C Dock G4 docking station for the 2017 model. I have two 1080p HP ...
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Thunderbolt 1.0 with New Monitors [duplicate]

I have never connected my MacBook to external monitors. I know I can use the HDMI port, but I was wondering about the Thunderbolt 1.0 port (I have 2 ports). I am using a Mid 2012 15" retina MacBook ...