Can the MacBook be used with a Thunderbolt Display and be powered at the same time?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by embotix, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. embotix macrumors newbie

    embotix

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    Asking for a friend.

    ;)

    Seems that, with the current multiport adapters available, it would be easier to make this work with a different monitor that supported HDMI/VGA. Bleh.
     
  2. ARK, Apr 29, 2017
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    ARK macrumors 6502

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    I would like to know this as well. I assume with the appropriate adapter it would work. I may have a 2015 MacBook interacting with a 24" and/or a 27" thunderbolt display at some point later this year.
     
  3. Alexappleusa macrumors newbie

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    My understanding is no.

    Oh wait, MacBook 2015/16 no, previous to that I don't see why not.
     
  4. ARK macrumors 6502

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    Hmm interesting so my old 24" thunderbolt display is really showing its age. Sigh.
     
  5. nordique macrumors 65816

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    the 2015/16 retina MacBooks don't support thunderbolt unfortunately

    they will work with display port monitor though I believe (Cinema display)
     
  6. ARK, May 1, 2017
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    ARK macrumors 6502

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    What would I need to connect my 2015 MacBook to my 24" Cinema Display?

    USB-C to HDMI adapter then a HDMI to DisplayPort adapter? UGH...
     

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