Questions tagged [thunderbolt-display]

An Apple display that uses Thunderbolt connectivity with newer Macs. Sold as a 27" display with a resolution of 2560x1440, and includes a FaceTime HD camera, microphone, and speakers.

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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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Does Apple Thunderbolt Monitor just not work with Thunderbolt 4 ports (Intel Tiger Lake)

I've had this Apple Thunderbolt monitor since 2012. It was used with a 2011 Macbook Air and a 2015 Dell m3800 (linux) without issue and the monitor itself still works great. So far, I cannot get it ...
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yet another multi-monitor window position remembering problem

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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Does something prevent two thunderbolt3 displays from connecting into a port replicator that feeds into 1 thunderbolt 3 port?

I have two external monitors, neither have a native thunderbolt 3 port. One is HDMI, and one is a mystery to me, it's small and sort of squarish with a notch. They both have a company supplied ...
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MacBook Air 13" internal display works fine only when connected to an external monitor

My Mid 2011 MacBook Air 13" began to show unrecognized patterns on the screen one day. Not only that, the computer keeps turning itself on and off. I thought the display went bad. Accidentally I ...
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Questions relating to cables to use 2013 iMac as external monitor to a 2020 27inch imac? [duplicate]

wondering if you can use a late 2013 iMac as an external monitor to a 2020 27inch iMac.i spoke to the office supplies tech guy who recommended a thunder port 2 cable but that fits in the 2013 not the ...
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Performance downgrades when connecting to DisplayLink docking station

When I connect the MacBook to the DockingStation, the performance of the system drops drastically (even opening Mission Control, the operation happens in frames). If although I connect the external ...
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Let me understand the Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports of the new iMac

The top model of the new iMac to be launched by the end of May 2021, is said to come with 2 Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and 2 USB 3 ports. In my mind, Thunderbolt is a physically different connector ...
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How do I connect my Apple Thunderbolt 2012 Display to my new Dell Laptop?

I recently bought a new Dell XPS 13, and I'm trying to connect my old 2012 Thunderbolt display to it. I used to connect the display to my old MacBook, via the thunderbolt 2 connector from the display, ...
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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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How many 27" Thunderbolt Displays does the 2020 M1 Mac mini support?

Apple's website does state that "One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt" so it's probably not possible as per this question regarding how M1 powered MacBooks ...
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Dock Dual Thunderbolt 2 Laptops with dual hdmi out / dual screen sharing?

I have a 2013 Macbook pro and a 2015 Macbook air. The pro has a busted screen but works fine otherwise, it has two Thunderbolt 2 jacks. The air is fully functional, it has one Thunderbolt 2 jack. I ...
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How to connect two Macbook Pro 2020 to one Thunderbolt Display?

I have a Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) and two Macbook Pro 2020. I tried to connect them both to the Thunderbolt Display using this approach but it didn't work for me. Is there a way to do this ...
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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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Apple Cinema Display support for HDCP

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) was released in the mid-2000s, contemporaneous with the Apple Cinema Display line of external monitors: 23", 30" Apple Cinema Display 24&...
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Can't connect two monitors via elgato 3 dock

I've got a MBP 2020 with 4 thunderbolt displays and Intel Iris Plus Graphics + an Elgato 3 Thunderbolt Dock. I can't connect two displays (both Dell U2415) via the dock. I've connected one display via ...
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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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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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How many USB-C monitors can I connect to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)? [duplicate]

I would like to connect at least two USB-C monitors, but maybe 3 if possible. Firstly, should it work? Secondly, will it work well in terms of performance? I mostly need the monitors for text editing ...
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HDMI to Thunderbolt Display?

I was given an Apple Thunderbolt Display. I would like to connect my PC laptop to it. The only problem is that the display only supports Thunderbolt (figures). After lots of research, I cannot find an ...
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Waking upon restart a Thunderbolt Display connected to a CalDigit TS3 Plus dock to a MBP in closed-clamshell mode?

When I have a Thunderbolt Display connected directly to my 2018 MacBook Pro 15" in closed-clamshell mode and I restart the MBP, the Thunderbolt Display will of course turn on so that I can see ...
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Apple M1 Two Thunderbolt Displays [duplicate]

I understand that there is no current workaround known for having two Apple Thunderbolt Displays run on an Apple Silicon Mac with a M1 Processor. I am opening this thread for creative solutions. ...
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Connecting Apple Silicon Mini to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display (APPLE 27" THUNDERBOLT DISPLAY 2560X1440 MC914LL/B A1407) and ordered an M1 Mini. I'm trying to figure out if they will work together, and if so, what cables ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

The Apple Silicon based 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt version 3 and I'm wondering if anyone has tried connection one to an Apple Thunderbolt Display? Of course you'd need to use one ...
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Does the Mac mini with M1 support the LG 5k display?

I have the 1st gen LG ultrafine display. Will it work with the 2020 Mac mini M1-based machine? Update: The LG 5k 1st gen is quite prickly. It doesn't work with an AMD eGPU which does work with the 2nd ...
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Question about cables needed for using a Macbook Air 2013 OR Macbook Pro 2020 laptop with iMac 2013 AND Thunderbolt Display screens

I have the following hardware and I'm a little lost on knowing what cables I need to purchase: iMac 27-inch, Late 2013 Thunderbolt Display (not sure which model exactly, or how to check?) Macbook Pro ...
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Using new docks/dongles on old Macs?

I have a fully speced out MacBook Pro 15" from 2015, which I love using. Since I have got too many sound equipments with firewire I still don't have the nerves to move to never Macs. However I ...
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Mac OS upgrade probably caused screen problems [duplicate]

I have a Mac Mini 2018. I have a main monitor which is connected using the HDMI output, and a second monitor which uses a Thunderbolt port with a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI adapter. After working just fine ...
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Can you use a single thunderbolt port to power two extended displays in clamshell mode?

Looking at cables that split a thunderbolt port to two hdmi ports, they all say that for windows you can have monitors in ABC mode, i.e. both external monitors act as extended displays, but for Mac ...
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Connect 3 monitors to Macbook Pro (2018) using one cable?

I want to have three external monitors connected to my Macbook Pro. I want to try keep it as neat as possible so, are there any hubs or ways I can connect three external monitors to my Macbook Pro ...
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Only two ports problem. Using iMac (Using Late 2013, 27“) as Display to connect to Macbook Pro (2019, 13”, 2 Thunderbolt 3 Ports)?

My Macbook Pro only has two USB-C ports, one of which is being used for the power cable and the other to connect an old Thunderbolt Display. I'd like to use my 2013 iMac as a second display. Any tips ...
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Can I run two external monitors on a 2012 MacBook pro? [duplicate]

computer: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 1TB SSD - Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB - 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 Currently, have one monitor setup using a thunderbolt to ...
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Macbook Pro docking station - backward compatibility?

I have a 15" 2015 Macbook Pro issued to me by my workplace. I also have a 13" 2020 Macbook Pro for personal use. The 2015 has Thunderbolt 2, and the new one has Thunderbolt 3. I have a ...
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16 inch MacBook Pro kernel panic when connected to LG ultrafine display

I recently purchased a used LG Ultrafine 24MD4KL-B monitor on eBay. I also got Apple's thunderbolt 3 USB-c cable. The monitor charges my laptop, so I know it has power, but the display itself will not ...
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Change font in Console.app

Is it possible to increase the font size in Console? I am looking at a 27" Thunderbolt display sitting about 4 feet away and the tiny font is unreadable. It appears to be Menlo 11 and I need at ...
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2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2) output to Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I have a 2015 MBP (Thunderbolt 2), and I want to output to a new Thunderbolt 3 docking station. The new dock is connected to 2 monitors. Seems like what I need is a male to male Thunderbolt2 to ...
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External Thunderbolt Display HiDPI resolution (Retina)

I have a MacBookPro running Catalina with an external Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have connected to it using a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. When the lid of the MacBookPro is open, ...
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Thunderbolt cable that only works as USB 3.1

I have an LG 5k Ultrafine screen which does not work when connected to my Macbook Pro 2018. Before thinking that the screen may not be working, it could be that the cable which isn't working. In order ...
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Is it possible to turn down the frequency on a LG 5K Ultrafine and will it help reduce GPU heat?

My MBP15" often overheats (forcing fans to full) when plugged into my LG 5K Ultrafine. I understand that it runs at 60Hz and that this puts strain on the GPU. Since I'm mostly coding/browsing I wanted ...
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Late 2012 iMac - Thunderbolt : no hardware was found

I have an Late 2012 27" iMac (iMac13,2) and somehow when looking in system report for the Thunderbolt ports say "no hardware was found.” I have tried: Endless searching to find a solution Resetting ...
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Target Display Mode not working on MacBook Pro 13" 2020

I am using a 2011 iMac as an external monitor (and speakers) for my MacBook Pro (2014) on a daily basis. Last week, I upgraded to the 2020 MBP 13". The new MBPs with USB-C are supposed to work with ...
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Running 3+ external displays on iMac

I need help to resolve an issue with just one of my displays freezing / screen blacking out. My set up: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) Processor: 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Memory: 8 GB ...
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Apple Thunderbolt disconnecting, reconnecting from MBP 2018

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro with a Thunderbolt display hooked up as an external monitor using the Apple TB2/MDP to TB3 adapter. I have had this machine in to Apple to try to figure out why it is ...
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Use an iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display [duplicate]

I can't manage to connect my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) Display with my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018). I have an Apple Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cable, both computer are on (logged with an admin user), ...
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Connect Two Dell 27" 2719H Monitors to Macbook Air 2017

I'm trying to connect two Dell 27" P2719H Monitors to a Macbook Air from 2017 running Catalina 10.15.4. The Macbook Air has an Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics card. This model also has a Thunderbolt 2....
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Macbook Pro not waking up on click (external monitor and thunderbolt dock)

Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4 System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287) Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015 I have a macbook pro plugged into an external monitor via a thunderbolt dock (I believe this one). ...
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Super Ultra-Wide 32:9 at 5120×1440 @ 60hz on a MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2014 with GeForce GT750M [duplicate]

Hardware: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) 16GB RAM with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB Samsung C49RG90 49-inch Super Ultrawide 1440p Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable The official spec ...
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MacBook Pro 15-inches display not working: how to isolate the cause of the issue?

On last Saturday I left my MacBook Pro (15-inches display, mid-2012 release) on during the night in order to finish some backup tasks and I scheduled its shutdown for a certain time using shutdown -h. ...
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Can I use my iMac as a second display with my laptop, without a Thunderbolt port?

I have looked around the Internet for an answer to my specific problem, but can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. I am trying to figure out whether it is possible to use my 21.5-inch mid-2011 ...
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No video output over USB-C

I recently purchased a DELL U2719DC Display. Ive had the display for about 2 months with no issues. I'm using it with a MBP ~2018(only has usb c ports). Since yesterday I can't get the display to work ...

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