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Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 5:53 AM (in response to robgough)
This issue ABSOLUTELY WAS NOT fixed. I have even received new machines, completely wiped several different machines, installed every update.
NOT FIXED. I have had the issue for over a year now and it persists.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to OfficialMattM)
Sorry to hear that. I'm surprised, mine was quite bad - but has been fine for some time. I think it was probably fixed with 10.8.1 as per this article: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57498888-263/os-x-10.8.1-update-fixes-thund erbolt-audio-issues-and-more/.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to robgough)
I was hopeful when I got that update.
For me the problem exists when using third party software, most notably Google Chrome. Sound (even system sound) becomes very garbled only fixable by removing physical cables or switching back and forth in audio output.
Happens many times a day.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 6:11 AM (in response to OfficialMattM)
Mavericks (10.9) should be out in a few weeks, fingers crossed that fixes it for you.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to robgough)
Thank you for your reply, robgough. As I've mentioned, I am not really an audio expert and therefore I am also not 100% sure whether it is the same problem as others were describing. Nevertheless, everything is updated, but the humming (that's how it sounds maybe) is still there. Fortunately no loud cracks or similar really annoying sounds. But still, as I am in the 2weeks period, I will replace it, hoping not to get another "monday" product in return.
Glad for you that it is fixed now and good luck to the others.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 7:15 AM (in response to janinafee)
Hi janinafee, that does actually sound like a slightly different issue. Could be a hardware thing, but it sounds a little like a grounding issue.
If you have a moment, it's probably worth ensuring that your TBD is plugged directly into a wall socket (and not an extension lead) .. and perhaps worth trying in a different socket too. I'm no expert, but it may be worth reading this thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5278216?start=0&tstart=0.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to robgough)
I tried this as well, but it did not help unfortunately, now I've replaced it with another one and so far, everything is fine. As you said, after reading many different threads and blogs, I also think my problem was a slightly different one.
Thank you for your suggestions!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 6:09 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
So, here we are November 7th, Mavericks is out, and I have the same issues on the final release. 13" late 2012 Air connected to TBD. Very frustrating, as I cant do anything with audio. Is there a known workaround for this until Apple fixes in an update? (I've tried stopping coreaudio process, plugged headphones, restarted...nothing)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
The best thing about Apple products--high resale value. I recouped 75% of the purchase price and bought an Asus for 1/3rd of the remainder. It is non-glossy, silent, black and beautiful.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
Yes, I install Mavericks and now the sound issue is back again. **** this is so frustrating. Apple how about resolve quickly this time. Last time it was months for an update to correct it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2013 8:25 AM (in response to F150Wahoo)
I've not read all the posts (there are 15 pages now), but I just wanted to say it's no isolated to the macbook air. I have exactly the same problem on my mac mini using maverics...
- os x 10.9.1
- mac mini 2011
- 8GB ram
- thunderbolt display
It doesn't always happen, but when it does restarting the audio fixes it for about a minute. Removing the usb devices from the display seems to have made an improvement - thanks for the tip. Does anyone know if apple will replace out-of-warantee displays? They're good like that sometimes for known manufacturing faults.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2014 12:42 PM (in response to rolandofromperu)
I have two MBP's, noise happens with both.