Thunderbolt display and MiniDisplayPort?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adamvk, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

    adamvk

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    So I have a Thunderbolt Display now, and it's not working with my mid-2010 Macbook Pro. My Macbook Pro has Minidisplay Port, and I was told I don't need an adapter for the Thunderbolt Display. When I plug it in, the Display does nothing. The power works, but the display doesn't turn. When I select "detect displays", this also does nothing. Help please!
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    To use a Thunderbolt display, you need a Thunderbolt Mac. You need to return that one and get the 27" non-Thunderbolt display.
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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  4. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn it Apple. Ok, thanks. Unfortunately I can't return it as it was supplied to me for work, so it's not actually mine. I guess it will just be a $1000 paperweight on my desk until Apple releases an adapter or I get a new Mac. Sad day.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple won't be making an adapter. Guess its time to start saving up for a new Mac.
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    I doubt there will be an adapter as they are both sold [ yes i know that people could have a thunderbolt mac and an non thunderbolt mac]
    I am sure if you ask your manager to return it and explain the problem he/she will. Was it purchased less then 14 days ago? no restocking fee then.
     
  7. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well maybe I can just get them to return them for the older ones.
     
  8. tbear1 macrumors regular

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    Wow, that kinda stinks. Check with Atlona. They do a lot of matrix switches and display converters. They may be working on something.

    Glenn
     
  9. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Ask them to give you a new laptop :)
     

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