No Connection whatsoever (Via Thunderbolt outgoing socket to Mac)

Brand new, powers up (Blue diode) Flash drives receive voltage/current on all USB ports. Tried multiple Thunderbolt cables. Nothing. As if the port is dead. Had a look with an illuminated loop, to see if anything is damaged (Outgoing Thunderbolt port) Nothing. It’s like new. I even used ISOPROPYL / 2 PROPANOL (IPA) to carefully clean out the port, and all ends of the thunderbolt-leads. Nothing / No luck. PRODUCT ----- ----- It’s such a shame, and leaves me baffled. Tried it on three diferent mac setups. It does not register / connect.

Hi Mr. Smith,

Thank you for posting! I am sorry things are not working as expected while using your Plugable TBT3-UDZ docking station, and I would be happy to assist you.

Based on your description of the behavior, our next step is to get some additional information.

Can you please send an email to our direct support email address → with ‘For ticket #- 411721’ in the subject line that contains the following information?:

  1. The Amazon Order ID number for your TBT3-UDZ purchase

This is available from →

  1. An Apple System Report generated while the TBT3-UDZ is connected to one of your Macs (even if not working as expected). We have detailed instructions for doing so here →

*** Important note - When gathering this information, please be sure that you are using only the 0.8 meter long 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 cable that Plugable originally included in the box with the TBT3-UDZ in order to connect the unit to your Mac, and that the Thunderbolt 3 cable is connected to the single Thunderbolt 3 host port located on the back of the dock. This is important because other cables can sometimes cause problems, and if the cable is connected to any other port within the dock then the dock will not work as expected. ***

That information combined will help us to determine the next steps.

*** Important note - please do not post the information we requested above here in our public forum (it contains personally identifiable information) ***

Apologies for the frustration, and thank you for giving us the chance to help!

Plugable Technologies

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