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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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What are the differences between Apple Thunderbolt Displays during their production years from 2011 to 2016?

I need to buy a refurbished Thunderbolt Display to use with my (late 2015) MBP. I would like to know what are the differences between Thunderbolt Displays that were produced during 2011-2016?
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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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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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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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Difference between old and new LG UltraFine 5K(4K) Displays

The Apple Store shows the LG UltraFine 5K Display and LG UltraFine 4K display marked as "new". I have found reviews on YouTube of the same two displays dated 2 years ago. Does this mean that there ...
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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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2010 27“ iMac vs 2011 27” thunderbolt display

I have a 2011 27" thunderbolt display where the display doesn't light up. It's dead. Speakers work, screen still shows up when connected in displays, but nothing displays. My friend has a 2010 27" ...
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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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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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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

I looked for 20 minutes for a post similar to mines, and couldn't find one. Which is interesting to me, because I don't understand why people want to use the display to HDMI instead of using ...
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Connect 3 external monitors to a macbook pro 2018 via USB-C

First of all, I am aware that there is an almost same question in the room here, but which does not solve my problem. I got my new Macbook Pro 2018 running Mojave 10.14.5. I got two external ...
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What displays work with the Mac Pro (2019)?

What displays besides the Pro Display XDR will work with the 2019 Mac Pro? Is there a list somewhere of (both Apple and non-Apple) displays that are compatible?
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Can I use Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter for Target Display Mode on an iMac?

Apple's support page for the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lists support for Thunderbolt Displays and no support for Apple DisplayPort displays. However it doesn't say anything about ...
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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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OSX wont save external monitor screen arrangement settings, weird graphics issues with displays

Ive got a 27" iMac 4.2ghz i7, 16gb ram, 8gb GPU, running OSX 10.13.6 Ive got 2x external 1080p monitors connected to it via the thunderbolt ports using 2x of these HDMI to thunderbolt adaptors ...
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Can I save Thunderbolt Display Arrangement so it is different depending on which Thunderbolt I connect?

I recently migrated from a 2013 MacBook Pro to a 2016 MacBook Pro, both running Mojave 10.14.3. I connect my laptop to a Thunderbolt 2 display. I have one Thunderbolt at my office, and a second one ...
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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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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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How can I show the login prompt on primary monitor when using dual displays?

I have a dual monitor setup with a 2018 Mac mini running Mojave. The main monitor uses a Thunderbolt 3 connection (Samsung C34J79x) and the second monitor uses DisplayPort (Dell 2412M). I have the ...
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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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Connecting Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9XX to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I'm finding conflicting information about this topic on the web, so I thought I'd raise the question here. I'm wanting to use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX9XX series card in ...
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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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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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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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Where can I purchase Female Thunderbolt to HDMI cable?

I have a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 which I want to use on a Windows machine with only an HDMI port. So I basically need to cable which will have female Thunderbolt port in one side and male HDMI ...
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Switch between two devices on one Thunderbolt Display [duplicate]

I'm using a Late 2011 Mac mini with High Sierra on a Thunderbolt Display, connected by a Thunderbolt cable to the Thunderbolt port on the back side of the display. My wife has a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro, ...
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Why do I see “Cannot Use Thunderbolt Accessory”?

I purchased a brand new MBP and a cable was included in the box, it has USB-C type connectors on each end and works for charging the computer. When, instead of charging with the brick, I plug it into ...
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Does a 2017/8 MacBook, with 2nd display, remain at a scorching 90C if raised on a stand?

The reports are disconcerting . If one uses a 2017 or 2018 MacBook (Pro) as a dual-purpose machine, with an external larger monitor at home, and on its own on the road, then a temperature of 90C is ...
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Use Apple monitor as second monitor for windows pc

I've an Apple monitor 27' with thunderbolt port, such the one in the picture below. Do you know how if it could be used as external monitor for a windows pc, that has not thunderbolt port?
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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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Two thunderbolt ports on my mid-2015 MacBook Pro how do I configure one monitor to be in mirroring mode and the other in extended desktop mode?

So its my understanding that I can have two flatscreen monitors as long as I use the right cables and each thunderbolt on my Mac will connect to each monitor for a total of 2 monitors and as long they ...
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Can a monitor connected with Thunderbolt 2 power a mid-2013 MacBook Air?

Want to buy an external monitor for a mid-2013 MacBook Air. Am wondering whether one with a Thunderbolt 2 port will be better in that it will also power the laptop. Else I'll buy one with USB-C to ...
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Is it possible to connect a 1080p Thunderbolt 3 display to a Thunderbolt 2 port?

I have a Thunderbolt 3 device that is a 1080p LCD monitor. When the device is connected, System Profiler lists its monitor as using a DisplayPort connection, as well as a few USB 2 devices since this ...
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Extension cord or “hub” for USB-C / Thunderbolt 3

The picture below shows how my desk looks after I got my new Mac Book Pro (2017). The bright adapter is for USB, HDMI, USB-C and Ethernet. The darker adapter is from USB-C to Mini Display Port. It's ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display (video and power) to one USB-C

I've got an Apple Cinema Display with ThunderBolt-2 and MagSafe-1 connector and would love to combine these two cables to one ThunderBolt-3 to supply power to the Mac and video and sound to the ...
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Target Display Mode for Mid 2011 iMac and 2018 MacBook Pro

Is it possible to use a Mid 2011 iMac as a second monitor for a 2018 MacBook Pro? I've been unable to get the Target Display mode to work on the iMac when the two are connected via a Thunderbolt 3 (...
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Can I connect a 3440x1440 display to my late 2013 27" iMac?

Currently I'm running an external 27" 2560x1440 apple cinema display from the thunderbolt port. I have a second thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if it's possible to also use a thunderbolt enabled ...
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Use 27" Thunderbolt Display with iMac

I have an old MacBook Pro (2011) which I use with an external 27" Thunderbolt Display. I'm now thinking about getting a new iMac. Is it possible to connect my Thunderbolt Display to the iMac as a ...
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How to switch between two Macs and one Thunderbolt Display?

I have 2 MacBook Pros and one Thunderbolt Display (27 inch). Both MBPs support Thunderbolt connectivity and work fine with external display. I need a way to switch between 2 MBP, without changing the ...
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Replaced the cable. Now the screen doesn't work. What could it be?

The cable that comes out of the back of my Apple Thunderbolt Display was fraying. I decided that rather than risk a short at some point, I'd preemptively replace the cable. Upon iFixit teardown photos,...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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3 monitors on a Mac Mini (Mid 2012) [duplicate]

I would like to have three screens connected to my Mac Mini, so far I have one screen connected via HDMI and one screen connected via thunderbolt. The only ports I have left are USB and firewire, ...
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Macbook Pro strange display issues

Last week my Macbook Pro from 2012 suddenly had a display issue. I was working on something using my external monitor (through thunderbolt -> displayPort) when the screen showed some banding and the ...
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Disconnecting & Connecting macbook pro to Apple display

My mac behaves weirdly while connecting and disconnecting to Apple 27" display. Disconnecting: At the end of the day when i'm taking my mac & disconnecting it for my desk display I just ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display randomly goes black throughout the day

My Mac is connected to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The first monitor works without flaw. The second however will randomly turn off its screen 3 to 4 times a day. A quick but annoying fix is to un-...
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Why does my external harddrive not work when attached to this USB3 Hub?

I own a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2015 which supports USB 3.0 and bought a Western Digital 2TB external USB3 harddrive and a USB 3.0 Hub from Anker with external power supply. When I plug-in the harddrive ...
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Do all Macbooks have a Thunderbolt port?

I'm helping out with organizing a local conference, and I want all the speakers to be able to plug in their computers. While most laptops have an HDMI port, it's notably absent from a lot of Macbook ...
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How can I force focus or fix a blurry and 'washed out' Apple Thunderbolt Display camera?

The built-in camera of my Apply Thunderbolt Display (MC914LL/B 27") is always blurry. Items up close look better, but are still blurry. In fact, everything looks bright and washed out like a bad ...
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How do I connect my Mid-2010 iMac to my Late 2015 Macbook Pro

I mistook the mini Display Port (mDP) behind my iMac to mean it was a Thunderbolt port. The ⌘ Command F2 does not work when both ends are Thunderbolt for my setup. Please suggest what cables to buy. ...