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Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 21, 2021 08:32AM
Can all of these coexist? My daughter as the last pre-M1 MacBook Air. I've also got an older OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock. Now I've found an A1407 Thunderbolt Display.

With USB-C, Thunderbolt 2 and 3, and display port, I feel like I should be able to make this connection. Just not sure what the right way to do it is.



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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 21, 2021 08:38AM
You will likely need a TB2 to TB3 adapter like this one from Apple:

[www.apple.com]

Plug that adapter into the MBA, then the OWC dock into the adapter, then the TB display into the TB port on the OWC dock.
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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: May 21, 2021 08:43AM
I have that adapter. I can plug in my Thunderbolt Display into my 2020 iMac.
Works great when I use 2 screens.
T-bolt display is current hooked up to work supplied MacBook Pro for WFH.

Steve
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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 21, 2021 08:55AM
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kurtzie
I have that adapter. I can plug in my Thunderbolt Display into my 2020 iMac.
Works great when I use 2 screens.
T-bolt display is current hooked up to work supplied MacBook Pro for WFH.

Steve

Good point. Yes, the TB display could also be plugged into the adapter then into the MBA rather than daisy-chaining with the OWC dock.
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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 21, 2021 09:01AM
So, can I not use the OTHER tbolt3 port on the dock to plug that adapter into? I would rather her just have to plug one cable in and be good to go. MBA to the Dock. Then everything else out from there. Mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.

edit: Sorry. Didn't see that last post.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2021 09:02AM by bazookaman.
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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 21, 2021 09:03AM
I guess the confusing thing for me is the tb2 cable is the same as a display port. The dock has a display port plug, but I need to use the tb3 plug...with a tb2 adapter.



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Re: Latest non-M1 Air + OWC Dock + Old Apple Tbolt Display
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: May 23, 2021 06:02AM
Well, it worked.

Everything was found and free. Only thing I had to buy was the adapter. Now the daughter has a nice new set up for her Air. Ready for freshman year of high school.



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