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Fix Thunderbolt Display Static Noise on OS X Mavericks

(May also work on other versions of OS X) Premise: With a Macbook Pro Late 2013 running OS X Mavericks and a brand new Thunderbolt Display there is an issue where when the Macbook is connected to the Thunderbolt Display it emits a soft hissing sound – like static – or white noise. There seem to be a lot of people with this issue – one popular thread on the Apple Support Site has around 30k views to date. In a nutshell a few things that people are reporting that fix the issue for them include:

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NoSleep for Mac OS X

NoSleep for Mac OS X is a program to prevent your MacBook from sleeping. On a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or Macbook with traditional clamshell mode, an external display, mouse, and keyboard must be attached in order to maintain the running closed-lid clamshell state. Thanks NoSleep we can now remove those hardware limitations and run a Mac laptop with the lid closed and no hardware attached. The problem I was facing was that when I had a keyboard, trackpad, and external monitor attached and removed the power supply / power adapter my macbook would go to sleep. Now thanks to NoSleep I can easily toggle the sleep mode to keep the computer awake. This is similar to the Caffeine extension which can keep your monitor awake during presentations – it also sits in the menu bar. Download NoSleep from Google Code

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