Macbook Retina 12inch Early 2015 >>>Thunderbolt Adapter>>>>> Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inc >>> Can I connect ??

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I want to connect the below devices.

Macbook Retina 12inch Early 2015 >>> Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inc using Thunderbolt3 to thunderbolt2 adapter

I have already purchased this Thunderbolt adapter but I am not able to get the display. I realised that the MacBook USB c may not be compatible,

IS THERE ANY WAY i.e. ADAPTER, USB-C to Thunderbolt 3 (USB -C) adapter or anything else (third party hubs etc) That I can use to make this work

PLEASE HELP ME IF THERE IS ANY SOLUTION OUT THERE

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Shaz

Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter

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    The Apple Thunderbolt Display requires a Thunderbolt port.

    The Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter also requires a Thunderbolt port.

    The MacBook does not have a Thunderbolt port.

    Therefore, you need to add a Thunderbolt port. You could try getting a GC-ALPINE RIDGE Thunderbolt 3 add-in card, connect it to a powered PCIe slot (such as a PCIe riser, or a desktop computer with a free PCIe slot), connect a USB-C to Mini DisplayPort cable between your MacBook's USB-C port and one of the Mini DisplayPort inputs of the GC-ALPINE RIDGE. Connect the Thunderbolt display to the Thunderbolt 3 port of the GC-ALPINE RIDGE using an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. Since there is no PCIe connection between the GC-ALPINE RIDGE and your MacBook, you won't be able to use any of the non-display functions of the Display (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, camera, audio). I don't know if this configuration is compatible with the Apple Thunderbolt Display (I believe similar configurations work with the LG UltraFine 5K display).

    It may be less expensive to get a new display.

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