Thunderbolt not working

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  1. zedzded macrumors regular

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    I've got a Lacie external drive that works fine on another MBP, but not on mine. I connect it, but it doesn't power up and it doesn't appear in disk utility. I've downloaded the drivers from the Lacie website and I've also reimaged the MBP but still no joy. Is it possible the port is disabled somewhere or is it probably fried?
     
  2. g4cube macrumors 6502a

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    What is reported in the Apple System Profiler about the Thunderbolt port?

    What model MBP do you have? Are you sure it has a Thunderbolt port, and not a siple mini-DisplayPort?
     
  3. zedzded thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, it's a few years old - 2008, so maybe it's just a display-port?
     
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Thunderbolt was added starting in Early-2011. Since your Mac doesn't have Thunderbolt you'll have to use USB for external hard drives.
     
  5. zedzded thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool thanks :)
     

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