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f150red04

Monitor Daisy Chaining on Macbook?

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So I'm totally confused and could use some help...

 

i got a new 24" monitor from Benq and it has four inputs: hdmi/hdmi/dvi/vga

 

i have an older monitor that has two inputs: dvi/vga

 

i have a Macbook pro that i bot on (pc is being built) and it was the last model before the hdmi was added. no worries there cause i have an hdmi to thunderbolt cable. and i also have a hdmi/vga to thunderbolt cable

 

 

i cant for the life of me come up with a way to run both monitors

 

if i run thunderbolt-vga-new monitor-dvi-old monitor......... new monitor comes on, old says no signal

 

if i run thunderbolt-hdmi-new monitor-dvi-old monitor...... same thing happens

 

if i run thunderbolt-hdmi-new monitor-vga-old monitor......still nothing

 

 

i will forever be in your debt is any of you can figure this out

 

 

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Are you literally trying to plug one monitor into the other monitor? You need to plug both into the macbook. To do this, you will need some kind of splitter device, unless your macbook has two video inputs.

 

eg. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmonitor+splitte.TRS0&_nkw=monitor+splitter&_sacat=0

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So, you have a laptop, and you want to connect 2 external monitors into it?

 

Are you literally trying to plug one monitor into the other monitor? You need to plug both into the macbook. To do this, you will need some kind of splitter device, unless your macbook has two video inputs.

 

eg. http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xmonitor+splitte.TRS0&_nkw=monitor+splitter&_sacat=0

yes i read that you could "daisy chain" the monitors plugging them into each other to run two monitors off of one thunderbolt port, is this not possible?

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Both monitors must be run on display port to work. Thunderbolt supports display port

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yes i read that you could "daisy chain" the monitors plugging them into each other to run two monitors off of one thunderbolt port, is this not possible?

 

Have never heard of such a thing, might be possible with macs idk

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Have never heard of such a thing, might be possible with macs idk

It is a thing on all systems with DisplayPort

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It is a thing on all systems with DisplayPort

is display port a program or something? how do i set it up?

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is display port a program or something? how do i set it up?

DisplayPort is a protocol similar to DVI or VGA. Thunderbolt carries a DisplayPort signal. To use daisy chaining, both your monitors must support DisplayPort, and you may not use adapters. 

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