What you need to know
- Users are reporting more troubles with macOS 12.3.
- Some users are complaining that can no longer use USB-C external displays.
- The update has already borked game controllers and some Macs with replaced logic boards.
Yet another major issue appears to have been spotted in the latest version of macOS Monterey, this time pertaining to external displays.
Reports noted by MacRumors indicate that some users are struggling to use external displays connected over USB-C. The issue has been a persistent problem in the 12.3 update even when it was in beta:
Monterey 12.3 is still doing weird things with displays on b3.
Just updated and had to unplug both USB-C displays to get my main HDMI one to even appear. Lovely stuff.Monterey 12.3 is still doing weird things with displays on b3.
Just updated and had to unplug both USB-C displays to get my main HDMI one to even appear. Lovely stuff.— Oliver Haslam (@OliverJHaslam) February 16, 2022February 16, 2022
One disgruntled user wrote:
Users in the reply thread and over at MacRumors' forums appear to be having the same issue. One user suggested that this is an older DisplayPort bug on macOS Monterey that does have a workaround:
It continues a rough release for macOS 12.3, following reports the new update is causing issues with various game controllers and was bricking Macs that had previously had their logic boards replaced.
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