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Old Jan 4th, 2020, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question Connect MacBook Pro to Thunderbolt Monitor

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro and am looking at purchasing a used Apple Thunderbolt Monitor.

The monitor has three USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire 800 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port and a Thunderbolt port.
See full specs of monitor below:
https://everymac.com/monitors/apple/...nch-specs.html


The specs on my MacBook Pro are on the link below:

https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...lay-specs.html

I am looking to make sure it will be compatible with my MacBook Pro.
Any advice on that I need to connect and how the monitor is powered would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 6th, 2020, 05:19 AM   #2
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Thunderbolt 1/2 should be fine given the proper cable. I'm using two of those monitors at work with 2017 MacBook Pro and a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 dongle without any issues.

Monitor has a combo plug, one for power from an outlet and to provide power to a MacBook via MagSafe.

I find they throw off a lot of heat, other than that they are great.
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Old Jan 6th, 2020, 07:44 AM   #3
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Thanks polywog..
From what I have researched it seems the 2014 MBP has a Thunderbolt 2 port and so does the Thunderbolt Display. The power cord on my MBP is a Magesafe 2 so looks like if I get a Magsafe 2 to Magesafe Adapter I can then connect display cord to the MBP.
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Thanks polywog..
From what I have researched it seems the 2014 MBP has a Thunderbolt 2 port and so does the Thunderbolt Display. The power cord on my MBP is a Magesafe 2 so looks like if I get a Magsafe 2 to Magesafe Adapter I can then connect display cord to the MBP.
The ones I got for work had an adapter, but they weren't new out of the box for me. Possible that the MagSafe adapter is included. Might be worth asking before ordering one.
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The ones I got for work had an adapter, but they weren't new out of the box for me. Possible that the MagSafe adapter is included. Might be worth asking before ordering one.
Thanks for the heads up... I asked... and yes owner has one and will include.
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Awesome, enjoy!
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