The Computer End of the Thunderbolt Cable Seems to be damaged
One of my colleagues has a Thunderbolt Display that he uses with his MacBook Pro. Due to the way his desk is arraigned, there is quite a bit of sideways strain on the Thunderbolt connector where it plugs into his computer. The display no longer lights up, but the MBP power connector will charge the computer. Rather than replacing the whole cable assembly, would it be possible to just ignore the existing Thunderbolt connection and just use a longer separate TB cable that would fit his layout better?