Used Thunderbolt display seems dark

Discussion in 'Apple Accessories & Peripherals' started by Calhoun, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Calhoun

    Calhoun Active Member

    Nov 16, 2004
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    Hello. I came across a secondhand Thunderbolt display recently, but when I tested it it seems quite dark. It was connected for testing to a 21.5-inch iMac retina, and the difference was quite palpable.

    I know retina screens are supposed to be bright, but the difference seemed like 50% brightness. At full brightness the Thunderbolt display seemed only as bright as the retina iMac at normal/half brightness. Is this normal? A byproduct of old age? I've looked at demo Thunderbolt displays in retailers before and the brightness seemed okay.

    Any other potential problems I should be aware of?

    Appreciate any advice. Thanks guys!

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