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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

For anyone trying to do this using a dock that has multiple display outputs, the MacBook Pro 2018 only has two thunderbolt busses, but 4 ports (2 ports per bus), as a result, if you try to connect ...
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Difference between old and new LG UltraFine 5K(4K) Displays

27" Models 27MD5KL current (as of 2020) revision updated in 2019 added: usb-c compatibility changed: contrast - 1100:1 changed: charging - 94w changed: thunderbolt controller: Titan Ridge (EDID id: ...
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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

I currently use 3 4k displays (Dell P2715Q) on a MacBook Pro 15" 2017 (GPU: Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB). Two monitors are connected to the right side ports/bus and the third one (plus a dock for ...
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Difference between old and new LG UltraFine 5K(4K) Displays

Yes, LG and Apple have made new versions available of the LG UltraFine Displays - under the same name. The model numbers are different though. The old 5K version had model number 27MD5KA, whereas the ...
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Can I connect a Windows 10 machine with USB C to a Thunderbolt display?

No. TL;DR: Thunderbolt 3 uses the USB-C connector and includes USB 3.2 signaling (including a DisplayPort signal), but a USB-C connector does not necessarily include support for Thunderbolt 3. Few ...
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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

From the MacBook Pro Technical Specs page: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and: Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at ...
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Can I use the LG Ultrafine 5K display with a PC?

The compatibility of these monitors with a PC and/or Windows is unclear. Even the FAQs page has a couple of related questions, but these are yet to be answered. However, I wouldn't recommend buying ...
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How to switch between two Macs and one Thunderbolt Display?

Responding 2 years later because I just had to solve this problem, and this answer wasn't super helpful when I was trying to. New work insisted I use their Macbook pro for work, on top of the Macbook ...
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Target Display Mode not working on MacBook Pro 13" 2020

Same issue here! New 2020 MBP, using an apple USB-C to thunderbolt adapter, apple thunderbolt cable, mid 2011 iMac. Apple support just informed me that they don't have this feature in newer ...
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Is it possible to turn down the frequency on a LG 5K Ultrafine and will it help reduce GPU heat?

It's not possible to change the frequency and the physical resolution of this display. IMHO changing that will not lower the thermal load of your MBP, because once you connect an external display the ...
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Let me understand the Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports of the new iMac

There's actual more than one version of Thunderbolt - this seem to be the thing that confuses you regarding the connectors. Thunderbolt (1st generation) which you have on your old iMac uses the same ...
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How would I connect the thunderbolt 3 Macbook pro with a Thunderbolt 2 monitor?

You could use something like the also newly-launched Apple Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. Apple's 12" MacBook has a USB-C port but does not integrate Thunderbolt into it, so Apple did ...
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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I just did what AdamJ said, took my magsafe adapter off and clean it up with a toothbrush to remove dust. It really worked and now my thunderbolt display is charging my macbook pro! :)
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

FOUND THE SOLUTION! Open Terminal and type: sudo killall VDCAssistant Camera works now!
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Can I use Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter for Target Display Mode on an iMac?

Yes, I'm successfully running a setup with a 2017 13" MacBook Pro and a 2011 iMac. The original Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter works fine for Target Display Mode.
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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

If you mean Target Display Mode, then no - that was a feature only available to a select few iMac models & now defunct. See Apple KB - Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode for ...
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Is it possible to turn down the frequency on a LG 5K Ultrafine and will it help reduce GPU heat?

According to the monitor manual, the monitor itself does not support 30 Hz. In the section regarding "Signal Timing" they only list 60 Hz as supported. In the product specification sheet, they write ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

No, you get only one external display - for two supported displays total and they do not chain (in the case of the mini and two external displays). One is the MacBook Pro / Air screen and the second ...
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Where can I purchase Female Thunderbolt to HDMI cable?

There's no such thing as a female Thunderbolt to male HDMI cable. Consequently, you cannot connect an HDMI Source to a Thunderbolt Display DisplayPort (DP) and mini DisplayPort (mDP) can drive HDMI ...
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How to switch between two Macs and one Thunderbolt Display?

I do know of a Thunderbolt 2 Dock and KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) device that will allow you to do just this - IOGEAR Thunderbolt 2 KVM, Docking Station, GTD732 There are two key bullet points that ...
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Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Display

Connecting 2 Thunderbolt displays using daisy chain with the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 didn't work for me until I upgraded to the latest Sierra build. (10.12.13) now everything is working ...
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Is it possible to connect two 4k monitors to one thunderbolt port?

What you want to do is possible, but not without either using an adapter, dock, or the right kind of displays. For example: you can use a display that allows you to daisy-chain to another display (i....
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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

Yes, you can connect 3 x 4k-monitors to the 2018 15" MacBook Pro - and yes, you can use USB-C to DisplayPort cables to connect the monitors. Doing it this way will take up 3 of the 4 ports, leaving ...
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How to use my iMac 2017 as a second monitor for my MacBook Pro mid 2012?

I don't think there's a built-in way to accomplish what you're going for. But there are some products (hardware and/or software) you can purchase to help. iMacs used to have a mode wherein they could ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not charge USB devices when connected to M1 Mac

[Not an answer, but I wanted to share more data and don't have the reputation to comment. Apologies.] I'm seeing exactly the same issues – all worked fine with my old Intel MacBook, but my M1 Pro ...
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Can I calibrate 2 screens to match, without buying expensive gear?

Personally, I'd go with the expensive option - you have a grand's-worth of screens there; why not have them both accurately profiled? The first downside of manual calibration is not knowing which of ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) shuts down when not attached to Thunderbolt Display

Try resetting the SMC (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295) and the NVRAM (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063)
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How can I make my 27" iMac and my 27" Thunderbolt display the same height?

I know this is an old ask/thread, but thought I'd post in case anyone is still looking for a good and cheap way to accomplish this. I've been using a book for a few years now and decided to find a ...
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Can I connect a Thunderbolt Display and a MacBook Retina 12" using usb-c to thunderbolt 2 adapter

Unfortunately, you cannot use your MacBook 12" with a Thunderbolt Display. Per Apple Support, you need a Mac with a Thunderbolt connection in order to drive this display and the MacBook just doesn't ...
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Connecting Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9XX to Apple Thunderbolt Display

In short, you can't. This is because the Thunderbolt Display is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually a Thunderbolt Dock with a display attached to it. The requirements for the TB Display, per Apple ...
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