rMBP ethernet kills monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by oli356, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. oli356 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I have an issue on my new 13" rMBP. I can have the thunderbolt > DVI adapter plugged in, everything is fine. But as soon as I plug in the thunderbolt > rj45 ethernet adapter the display cuts off and stops working.

    Anyone had this issue?
     
  2. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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  3. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Something is causing a short.
     
  4. oli356 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Both of them work OK by themselves and I can plug in VGA and DVI to both thunderbolt ports and that is also fine.

    I need to try:
    1) Putting each adapter in the different port2
    2) Try VGA and ethernet adapter.
     
  5. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    You mean both ports on the computer work fine?

    I mean that I believe the adapter where you plug the ethernet in is broken.

    Or do you mean that ethernet works fine in both ports too? And the only problem is when you plug in one of the others with it? I believe this is what you mean. If you have the DVI plugged in (that is a display thing, right?) and get it set up, then plug in ethernet, does that work ok?
     
  6. oli356 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes both ports work fine. I can use 2 monitors (DVI and VGA) using both thunderbolt ports.
    DVI plugged in and it works fine, as soon as I plug the RJ45 ethernet in the screen turns off. I need to test this more, unfortunately I left the adapters in the office for the weekend.
     
  7. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    You could use a usb 3.0 to ethernet adaptor instead
     
  8. oli356 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's not really a fix, a £1300 laptop should be able to be plugged into a monitor and a network..
     
  9. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    Then take it to apple to be fixed
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The price of a laptop doesn't matter.

    If I follow your logic: A $169 netbook has a built-in ethernet port and VGA port and doesn't need an adapter to connect to a network or a screen, so why should a $1500 computer have to? Take that Apple!

    You have a warranty, you're entitled to use it, let Apple sort this for you, that's what it's for.
     

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