Macbook Pro Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ste93, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ste93 macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hey everyone. I'm aware there are many posts already discussing this topic, but non have solved my problem.

    I have a MacBook Pro 15" early 2011, which I know can run 2 additional monitors. An Apple Thunderbolt Display and a Samsung Plasma TV.

    I have them connected up as follows:
    MBP -> ATD (connected via minidisplay/Thunderbolt) -> Samsung TV (Connected to ATD via minidisplay to HDMI Adapter)

    I can't seem the get the Samsung TV to work. I'm beginning to the think the TV must be connected the MBP directly rather than daisy-chained.

    Does anyone know how I could solve this problem?
  2. c1phr macrumors 6502

    Jan 8, 2011
  3. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    You have to have another Thunderbolt equipped device in the middle of the chain in order to get a non-Thunderbolt display to work. You can get a USB video adapter for the Samsung display, get something like an external HDD or other dual Thunderbolt equipped peripheral to put between the two displays, or get a dock that has multiple video out ports.

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