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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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 ...
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Plugging anything into Thunderbolt inc bare cables causes kernel task overload

I have a 15" Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro (2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM), and have been trying to solve my kernel task nightmare for years. I've read every article and forum post on the ...
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Daisy chaining two external HDD

I have two Glyph 1TB external HDDs connected to my Oct 2015 iMac, 27” 5K display, Fusion HDD, OS 10.14.5 1 has a single partition and is devoted to TM backups The other has two partitions: one ...
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Does replugging a Thunderbolt display necessitate a system restart?

Is there any danger in hot-plugging and un-plugging an external (Apple) Thunderbolt monitor (from USB-C), or is it safer to shutdown the computer first?
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Disable Thunderbolt ports in macOS Mojave to mitigate the Thunderclap vulnerabilities

Due to the Thunderclap vulnerabilities we need to disable all Thunderbolt interfaces (except the DisplayPort signal). We are using Late 2015 iMac running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Currently there is a ...
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Increasing a user's home directory size, external drive?

My mum has an iMac with a 3TB fusion drive in it and she's running out of space. She loves photo and video editing. She's good with final cut but not with managing separate storage. SSD's do not go up ...
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Do standard rectangle USB to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist?

Do standard rectangle USB to Thunderbolt 2 cables exist? I want to use my Thunderbolt 2 ports to connect a standard USB hub. Thanks!
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Are USB ports on a Thunderbolt dock inherently more reliable than USB ports on a USB dock?

This question refers specifically to the use of external 2.5" drives, spinning or ssd. External drives on usb hubs we all know are very flaky, even for powered hubs. Surprised I couldn't find an ...
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Apple Cinema Display 27" with early 2015 MacBook Pro

I have a 13" early 2015 MacBook Pro with retina, and i am considering buying a second-hand 27" Apple Cinema Display. The 27" LED with single cable with three connectors (Mini DisplayPort, MagSafe, ...
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Using an iMac as a display for PC laptop in dual mointor configuration

My goal is to have two large monitors for my PC laptop without having to purchase new monitors. My current setup is a late 2013 27” iMac with a 27” Thunderbolt Display. For work I was given a Lenovo ...
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Mac mini 2018 hdmi white noise

I have 2018 mac mini, just bought it a few days ago, running OS X Mojave. And I have 2 monitors connected to it, 1 through usb-c and 1 through HDMI. Whenever I wake my computer up from sleep, the ...
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Using Late 2013 MacBook Pro with LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor - USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

I bought a used LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor with USB-C to Thunderbolt, the ones Apple are selling, for a good deal. I assumed I could make it work with a simple USB-C to HDMI cord, but this didn't work ...
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2018 MacBook Pro (w/ Touch Bar): Are all 4 thunderbolt/USB-C ports capable of supporting a monitor?

I have a fairly new 2018 13" Macbook Pro w/ touchbar. Only the two USB-C ports which are closest to the corners seem to support an external monitor. Is this expected behavior? To clarify, there are 4 ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 thunderbolt ports with triple monitor setup

I currently have a macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt 3 ports and integrated graphic card and a belkin dock that I use for work, but can't get work done with just 1 monitor. I have a triple 1080p monitor ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg) can I get a bidirectional adapter like the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to ...
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Mac Mini 2018 - 3 monitors [duplicate]

I've seen this question for older versions of the Mac mini, but I'm struggling to find an answer for the Mac mini 2018. I want to connect 3 identical monitors (22inch 1080p). I'm currently able to ...
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Why Thunderbolt Display doesn't work until unplug/plug power cable?

I have Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display. But for some reasons I have to unplug power cable for 30 sec or more every time to turn it on! Why its happens every time, after I detach my MacBookAir 2018/...
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PC (Thunderbolt 3) to Thunderbolt 2 Display

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T480s with a thunderbolt 3 port. I bought the official apple thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter to connect to my thunderbolt 2 display. When plugged in the thunderbolt ...
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Can an eGPU work on Boot Camp with a Thunderbolt 2 port?

I aim to purchase an external GPU (likely this: https://amzn.to/2UvNTeh) and am wondering if a Thunderbolt 2 port will work with an eGPU on Windows 10 Boot Camp. I know there is a file for the macOS ...
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macbook pro external monitor flickers when plugged in via mini display port to dvi

So the xternal monitor connected to my mbpro mid 2012 flickers when I'm using a mini dp to dvi. I can solve this porblem by using a mini dp to vga instead. problem is it won't output the native ...
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Can I share Ethernet internet connection through Thunderbolt cable?

I do not want to use WiFi but need to share my iMac's Internet connection (with incoming Ethernet) to my MacBook Pro, using a Thunderbolt cable. I've connected the two in Network/sharing settings, ...
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Connecting external display to Early 2015 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Does Early 2015 MacBook Pro output 4K 3840 via Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort? I seem to get only HD max option on YouTube videos. I have a Samsung U32J590U 31.5" 4K UHD monitor. If not, do I have ...
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Can MacBook Pro/Air models with just two Thunderbolt 3 ports support two external HDMI displays? [duplicate]

With recent models (2018/2019) having only two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one used for charging, can a single Thunderbolt port support two external HDMI monitors? Does the video chip-set support it? Can the ...
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Dual 4k displays on a Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

I would like to get two external monitors for my MacBook Pro 15 Late 2013 running Mojave 10.14.3. Specifically, I'm considering two of the Dell P2415Q 24" Monitors. I may also keep my MacBook open and ...
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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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Imac12,2 thunderbolt firmware issues

I am running high sierra and am trying to use a antelope orion 32+ with this system through thunderbolt. The device get's picked up in my system info and the port is in use. It is impossible for ...
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Macbook pro disable charging when connected to external monitor via thunderbolt 3 port

I can connect external monitor to macbook via type C port. But the battery starts charging when I do so. This causes the laptop to always be charged at 100% (which is not good for battery life) How ...
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External Display recognized as DisplayPort, but connected via adapter using HDMI

I'm trying to connect a brand new macbook Pro with 2 USB-C using an adapter with HDMI. The macbook detects the display, but the Connection Type is DisplayPort. Is there a way to change it? Screen ...
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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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Dell D3818DW: How to connect KVM between PC and Macbook pro mid-2012?

I just bought a Dell 38" Ultrawide (D3818DW) and I wanna get all the cables I need while I wait for it to arrive. I want to use the KVM feature of this monitor between my MBP mid-2012 and my PC so I ...
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Any way to connect 3 external displays to a 2018 Retina MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there's any docking solution that provides the possibility to connect to 3 external displays to the MacBook Air 2018, or if we're hardware limited by the iGPU here.
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Can you use a Thunderbolt 3 cable to connect two Macbook 12-inch in target disk mode?

I'm working as a technician and would like to learn the capabilities of these cables. I know a USB-C 3.1 gen. 2 can do it, but I'd like to know if a Thunderbolt-3 cable would do it. I know that you ...