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Daelin
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May 10, 2019 7:31 am  

i'm using my devilbox with a gtx 1080ti on a macbook pro 15" (2017) for over a year in bootcamp now. always without problems.
yesterday i wanted to start my setup without success. when checking the device manager the GTX 1080ti did not show up.
i checked in macOS if i can see the devilbox under TB devices, but it does not show up. The USB ports of the DevilBox deliver power as long as it is connected to the macbook as usual, so i guess the GPU is working. I also tried all 4 TB ports on the MB without success...

i fear that something of the board in the DevilBox is broken and i have to replace it.
has someone an idea what i could try before buying a new enclosure?

MacBook Pro 15" 2017, AMD RP560
Devil Box + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X

Bricked thanks to rEFInd:
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, GT 750M


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May 10, 2019 8:02 am  

sounds like dead GPU (do fans spin?), try reseating it, eGPU enclosures will work without GPUs, at least mine does.

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teltersat
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May 10, 2019 4:26 pm  
Posted by: Daelin

i'm using my devilbox with a gtx 1080ti on a macbook pro 15" (2017) for over a year in bootcamp now. always without problems.
yesterday i wanted to start my setup without success. when checking the device manager the GTX 1080ti did not show up.
i checked in macOS if i can see the devilbox under TB devices, but it does not show up. The USB ports of the DevilBox deliver power as long as it is connected to the macbook as usual, so i guess the GPU is working. I also tried all 4 TB ports on the MB without success...

i fear that something of the board in the DevilBox is broken and i have to replace it.
has someone an idea what i could try before buying a new enclosure?

If you're running bootcamp, when you connect the eGPU enclosure you should be able to see the Thunderbolt controller in the Device Manager (and select view by connection to navigate that mess easily). If you DON'T see the TB3 controller, then I would say it's your enclosure's card - otherwise, it's the video card.

Macbook Touch Bar 2017 15" + Mantiz Venus + RX580


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Daelin
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May 13, 2019 7:22 am  

At the weekend i tried it again, and it worked fine as before, i have no idea what happened...
thank you for your help anyway!

MacBook Pro 15" 2017, AMD RP560
Devil Box + MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X

Bricked thanks to rEFInd:
MacBook Pro 15" Late 2013, GT 750M


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