Apple Releases Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update

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Apple has released the Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update for the Thunderbolt Display released earlier this year.

This update addresses a fan noise issue affecting a small number of Apple Thunderbolt Displays and improves stability.

The updater application will be installed in the Utilities folder inside the Application folder and will be launched automatically when you close this installer.

Please follow the instructions in the updater application to complete the update process.

The update totals 942KB and can be downloaded direct from Apple, or from Software Update for eligible users.

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111 months ago

Who would've thought a 27 inch, LED backlit display encased in metal would generate heat? :rolleyes:

In fact LED backlit displays don't generate much heat + metal is good for heat exchanging, so it shouldn't need a fan if it was only a normal display. Other 27" LED displays, eventhough they're plastic, dont have fans. But, the Thunderbolt display has a lot of other hardware in there, its almost like an iMac inside.
See http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/ifixit-busts-apples-thunderbolt-display-wide-open-no-creamy-ce/
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111 months ago
My fan doesn't really kick on, I'm scared to update. If it ain't broke....

ah what the heck, I love software updates!
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111 months ago
So these displays have a fan?? That's so un-apple.
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111 months ago
Why does Apple constantly say that updates for problems are for a "small number of users "… These are electronics! the products should be very similar if not exactly the same. Is the variance in their products that wide?
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111 months ago

So these displays have a fan?? That's so un-apple.


Who would've thought a 27 inch, LED backlit display encased in metal would generate heat? :rolleyes:
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111 months ago
Wow. Aggressive day for Software Updates out of Cupertino.
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