Thunderbolt monitor keeps pulling out


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 5, 2016
I have a 27 Inch iMac with 2 monitors connected to it via thunderbolt.

One is connected via HDMI cable -> HDMI/thunderbolt adapter.

The other is connected via VGA cable -> VGA/thunderbolt adapter.

The one using VGA -> thunderbolt keeps pulling itself out. It happens about once a day. That monitor will go black, I'll look in back and, sure enough, the thunderbolt adapter has pulled part way out of the port, enough that it loses the connection.

Has anybody else experienced this? Does anybody have a "life-hack" or fix of some kind?

Thanks in advance!


macrumors 6502a
Aug 25, 2013
The Netherlands
In my experience, the Thunderbolt 1/2 connector is not that great. In a brand new 15" rMBP, I found it sits a bit loose in one of the two connectors. Two of my colleagues found the same.

A bit of duck (duct?) tape might be fine.
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