Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2011 8:47 PM (in response to bazaarone)
Since these are brand new, you'll just have to wait to see if anyone else has the same issues. However, I would call support immediately to get it fixed/replaced. For the cost, these should be perfect.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2011 12:27 PM (in response to bazaarone)
I have the same setup; MBA (2011, i7 1.8, 4GB, 256GB SSD) + Thunderbolt Display.
As of yet, the only problem i've had since plugging in the display is that the thunderbolt wont allow me to connect my original mini display port monitor. But iv'e found that this is a limitation of the MBA .
Im also running everything perfectly in bootcamp (Win 7 x32).
When I first plugged the dispay in, Software Update found a Thunderbolt display F/W update, did you perform that? There was a past release that updated the MBA's EFI which was releases before the display F/W.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to bazaarone)
I'm having the same issue with the external USB keyboard with a new MB Air and TB Display before and after the latest Software Updates. Flakey and a worry but hard to imagine it's a fault with the specific unit I've got.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2011 5:34 PM (in response to bazaarone)
Just applied the TB Display Firmware Update (sorry, thought that Sofware Update had done it at the same time as the MB Air Firmware Update) and the keyboard issue seems to be resolved. Nice!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2011 10:31 AM (in response to aadw)
I have similar keyboard issues on a MacBook Air. When connected to the Thunderbolt monitor, some key depressions are not recognised.
I have applied the Thunderbolt monitor firmware update and the system update is current.
Keyboard works fine when connected directly.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2011 1:00 PM (in response to bazaarone)
I'm having very similar issues. At first the USB and camera worked on the TB Dispaly when plugged in, but now none of the USB ports are working and the camera is not being recognized. Extremely frusturating.
MBA (2011, i7 1.8, 4GB, 256GB SSD) + Thunderbolt Display
Actually now I've found that when I disconnect the thunderbolt plug from my MBA, the usb periferials that are connected to the display come back on. Very strange.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2011 8:57 AM (in response to bazaarone)
YES! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with some of these issues. Like the OP I've completely updated both my MacBook Air (13", Thunderbolt-capable) and the Thunderbolt Display's firmware. I've only experienced the spontaneous screen power-down once, but...
The USB issues are a real pain. I've had to disconnect both my wired keyboard (brand-new, latest Apple model) and my wireless mouse receiver from the Thunderbolt display and connect them to the USB ports on the MacBook Air.
When connected to the display, keystrokes were frequently ignored -- even swapped -- and the mouse would often stop working altogether, requiring me to disconnect and reconnect its receiver.
With these devices plugged directly into the Air's USB ports, the problems disappear. It's definitely something wonky in the way the Thunderbolt Display handles USB connections.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 7:09 AM (in response to tthiel1)
Thanks -- seems like that might have helped. Hard to say till I've used it for a couple hours.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 1:13 PM (in response to BryantAXS)
Did you do an SMC reset as well as zap the pram?
Zap the PRAM
I have no specific reason to think either of this will solve your problem but anytime hardware is acting wonky it would be the first thing to try.
I have TB display with 1.8ghz i7 13" MBA and am having none of these issues btw.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to bazaarone)
Same issues here with a new (2wk old) display and a MBP. USB keyboard won't work with display, but the keyboard does work when plugged directly into the MBP.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to tthiel1)
Reset the SMC and PRAM per both articles that were submitted, nothing fixed. Thanks for the tip though.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2011 5:41 PM (in response to BryantAXS)
Also you have applied both the MBA and the display updates? I thought I had but it turned out I only applied the Air update. So I just now applied the display update. But I wasn't having issues like you even before then.
TB Display update
Maybe try each one again? If that doesn't do it take it to an Apple stoore along with your MBA. It does seem like some kind of hardware issue.