Apple Thunderbolt Display Repair

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Disconnect thunderbolt cable from display

How to disconnect thunderbolt cable from display?

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hi Vasiliy,

Looking at the Apple Thunderbolt Display Teardown, step 2: The Thunderbolt Display also comes with a built-in Thunderbolt cable attached to a Universal MagSafe cable.. At the end of the tear down the cable is still in place.

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Basically we can conclude that it is not user removable.

However Apple Thunderbolt Display Teardown, step 10: Interestingly enough, the Thunderbolt cable that routes into the display also plugs into a standard Thunderbolt socket on the logic board. Apple could have just soldered the cable wires to the board, but instead chose to implement a cover that prevents the cable from being detached from the logic board's Thunderbolt socket.

It looks like apple made it relatively easy to replace because there is a Thunderbolt socket inside the device.

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I hope this help!

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Thanks. this saved the day for me. I did have to shave off some plastic from the new thunderbolt cable, and completely remove the mag safe cable, so that i could use the same hole in the back of the monitor. Now my monitor has a 6 foot cable, and i won't be having trouble plugging it into my computer anymore!

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@adriandatriguiran Did you replaced your cable with a normal thunderbolt cable?

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Yes. But I had to shave the plastic off one end of it or it would not fit in the space reserved for it. This becomes obvious once you remove the old cable.

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