Will this Apple LED Cinema Display function as a display if placed as the terminal device along a Thunderbolt daisy chain?
i.e. if I currently own a 24" or 27" LED Cinema Display connected via MDP, and this fall obtain an Apple Thunderbolt Display and connect it to a Thunderbolt-compatible Mac, can the older model still be used? Or do both external monitors have to be the Thunderbolt model?
- Asked by Chris R from Palo Alto
QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display
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1 Answer from the Community
An LED Cinema Display will not function when attached to a Thunderbolt display. Refer to Apple support document titled "Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch): Connection options for Thunderbolt Macs" for this passage:
"Mini DisplayPort displays will not light up if connected to the Thunderbolt port of an Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch). Displays connected via Mini DisplayPort video adapter to the Thunderbolt port of an Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) will not work."
Search for HT4885 in the apple.com search field to get to this document, which discusses other connection issues surrounding the Thunderbolt Displays.
- Answered by Dean S from Seattle