Thunderbolt display won't wake up

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by JP-F, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. JP-F macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I have a 2011 MacBook Pro and a 27 inches Thunderbolt display that I use as single display when I'm at home.
    Since I upgraded to Maverick, the external monitor doesn't wake up from sleep. I tried opening and closing my MacBook to make it switch displays, but it doesn't work. Of course, trying to type (I have a wireless Apple keyboard) doesn't work either. I have to unplug the monitor and plug it in again in order for it to work again.
    Anyone knows what else I could do ?
    Thanks :)
  2. yupp macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I have exactly the same configuration (MacBook Pro 2011, Thunderboldt 27', Apple wireless keyboard) and exactly the same problem: MBPro does not wake up from sleep.

    After opening the MBPro I have to unplug the Thunderboldt-wire and then to plug in it again - its the only way that it works.

    Seems to be a bug of Mavericks :(
    Hope Apple will respond immediately ...
  3. tbaer macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2012
    Interesting. I have a MBA 2013 connected to a Thunderbolt display and don't have this issue. Actually the wake-up speed has improved over the previous OS version. So maybe this is a device specific issue?
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    2011 MacBook Pro here, Thunderbolt display is working fine.

    Have you tried all the usual stuff recommended (restart, SMC & PRAM reset etc?)
  5. Caosao macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I have the same problem with MacBook Pro 2012 (MD102), Thunderbolt 27' and external WD My Book Studio firewire drive. It just doesn't wake up.
    After I unplug the cable and plug again it wakes and I have a message "Eject drive before disconnecting or turning it off". It seems like Maverick tries to eject external drive before go to sleep. I never had that before :(
  6. yupp macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
  7. JP-F thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    It worked too :)

    Resetting the SMC solved my problem.
    Thank you so much ! :)
  8. Caosao macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    @ cambookpro:
    Thank you! Looks like it solved the problem.
  9. yupp macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    I was wrong !

    I had thought that my problem is solved. But I was wrong1 Two or three times wakes TB as planned, then it is over and I have to unplug the TB cable and re-plug.

    In the "Apple Support Communities" I read that this error with TB seems to exist for years (it means, that this is NOT a bug of Mavericks!), but Apple not yet found a solution until today.

    Very annoying!

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