13 MPBr gets hot connected to Thunderbolt display, even in sleep mode!

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  1. djrod macrumors 65816

    djrod

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    It's my computer the only one that gets hot when is connected to the Thunderbolt Display no matter what i'm using it to?

    MBPr used alone = cool laptop
    MBPr lid closed + TBD = hot laptop
    MBPr lid open + TBD = hot laptop
    MBPr sleeping + TBD = hot laptop
    MBPr sleeping + TBD only to charge the battery= cool laptop
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

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    Are there any SMC or Firmware updates for your machine?
     
  3. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

    djrod

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    Nop
     
  4. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    A metal body does take a while to cool down. How long was it sleeping for when you felt it?

    A thunderbolt display will use for GPU power which will in turn increase the heat output.. My Macbook air was boiling even at idle when using a TB display... So when connected to your display, there is nothing you can do about it while it's on.
     
  5. djrod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The thing is that the display was off, it turns hot whether the display is off or on. Just having the thunderbolt connected makes it get hot. This laptop has 2560x1600 pixels to push and it does it just fine while the TD is 2560x1440 and makes the laptop runs hot, it just doesn't make sense :confused:
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    It is an issue that is affecting my late 2013 15" mbp too. Turns out that it isn't actually sleeping. It immediately wakes up a few seconds after you tell it to sleep. This is an OSX only problem...does not happen in bootcamp. Only happens when plugged into a thunderbolt or displayport monitor.
     

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