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Displays: Mini DisplayPort display must be last in a Thunderbolt chain

Place any Mini DisplayPort displays—such as an Apple LED Cinema Display—at the end of a chain of connected Thunderbolt devices.

Connect Mini DisplayPort displays directly to a Thunderbolt port on a Mac or to a compatible Thunderbolt peripheral; do not connect a Mini DisplayPort display to a Thunderbolt display. Use only one Mini DisplayPort device in a Thunderbolt chain. You cannot use a Mini DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable to connect an iMac (Mid 2011) in Target Display Mode to a Thunderbolt chain. See iMac (Mid 2011): Target Display Mode does not work with Mini DisplayPort cable for more information.

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Learn more about Thunderbolt display connection options.

Last Modified: Oct 7, 2011
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