Weird issue with Thunderbolt display and rMBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lionheartednyhc, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    ever since I got my rMBP its had trouble detecting the display. It will work half the time I plug it in but typically won't do anything when I plug it in. I usually fix this by restarting the computer and then the display will work perfectly.
    Obviously, this is annoying but today it started doing something else weird. I have an external HDD plugged into the display (via firewire).

    The same issue happened as usual, didnt detect display. So I restarted it and it worked fine...until the HDD mounted. As soon as it mounted, the display disconnects. This happened twice more as I restarted it.

    Any ideas? I'm about to throw the display against the wall.
  2. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    If you throw this display, throw it my way. =)

    See my solution in this thread
  3. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012

    Since your rMBP, in not the Thunderbolt Display, is still in warranty....what did Apple say when you filed a trouble ticket?
  4. lionheartednyhc thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
    Im not really familiar with trouble tickets, although I do need to take it into the GB. Thought I would post here before I do.


    Sadly I think its more complicated than that. Ive already done a full wipe of the system to no avail a few weeks ago.
  5. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    This may sound silly, but I only mention it because it has happened to me... Make sure you TB cable is plugged all the way in. I've plugged mine in a few times and when I check it it appears to be in, but when I push on it more I notice it still had some more to go. This may not be your issue at all, but figured it wouldn't hurt to mention it.
  6. helveta macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2012
    I have the same problem with a 2011 MBA. Some days when I plug it into the display it works, some the TB display and mouse work, but the usb keyboard doesn't until I restart the computer, and some days I have to reboot the MBA with the computer connected to the display. This has happened since I got the MBA and TB display last fall and when it first started happening I found other users in the forums with the same problem and no known solution.

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