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MacBook Pro wakeup issues

Message #1 - Posted 2007/03/16 - boncelet

My MacBook Pro has two issues on waking up when opening the lid:

1. Sometimes the screen stays black. It appears the machine is still running, but the screen won't brighten. When this happens, no amount of pushing keys or closing and opening the lid helps. I must reboot.

Don't know whether this matters, but I did change my battery under the Apple recall.

2. When the machine does awaken properly, some windows, eg. Safari, TeXShop, and others, have shrunken vertically. I.e., before closing the lid, the windows are the full height of my display; afterwards, they are about half as tall.

Ideas?

CGB

Message #2 - Posted 2007/03/16 - Dave Balderstone

Previously, <boncelet@gmail.com> wrote:

My MacBook Pro has two issues on waking up when opening the lid:

1. Sometimes the screen stays black. It appears the machine is still running, but the screen won't brighten. When this happens, no amount of pushing keys or closing and opening the lid helps. I must reboot.

Don't know whether this matters, but I did change my battery under the Apple recall.

2. When the machine does awaken properly, some windows, eg. Safari, TeXShop, and others, have shrunken vertically. I.e., before closing the lid, the windows are the full height of my display; afterwards, they are about half as tall.

Ideas?

What external devices are you using? Are you disconnecting any when the Mac is asleep?

You can't PLAN sincerity. You have to make it up on the spot! -- Denny Crane

Message #3 - Posted 2007/03/16 - boncelet

On Mar 16, 4:26 pm, Dave Balderstone wrote:

What external devices are you using? Are you disconnecting any when the Mac is asleep?

The only device I connect is a wireless mouse (a little two inch long transmitter
connects to a USB port. Otherwise, nothing.

(I don't always connect the mouse, but I can't recall whether or not it matters as
to the wakeup problems.)

CGB

Message #4 - Posted 2007/03/16 - Dave Balderstone

Previously, <boncelet@gmail.com> wrote:

On Mar 16, 4:26 pm, Dave Balderstone wrote:

What external devices are you using? Are you disconnecting any when the Mac is asleep?

The only device I connect is a wireless mouse (a little two inch long transmitter
connects to a USB port. Otherwise, nothing.

(I don't always connect the mouse, but I can't recall whether or not it matters as
to the wakeup problems.)

Test that?

You can't PLAN sincerity. You have to make it up on the spot! -- Denny Crane

Message #5 - Posted 2007/03/17 - boncelet

On Mar 16, 5:21 pm, Dave Balderstone wrote:

Previously,

<bonce... wrote:

On Mar 16, 4:26 pm, Dave Balderstone wrote:

What external devices are you using? Are you disconnecting any when the Mac is asleep?

The only device I connect is a wireless mouse (a little two inch long transmitter
connects to a USB port. Otherwise, nothing.

(I don't always connect the mouse, but I can't recall whether or not it matters as
to the wakeup problems.)

Test that?

--
You can't PLAN sincerity. You have to make it up on the spot! -- Denny Crane

I'll try, but testing is difficult (I don't ordinarily remove the little transmitter). Only sometimes does the laptop refuse to wakeup (screen stays black).

The shrinking windows (Safari, Mail, Preview, etc) happens everytime.

CGB

Message #6 - Posted 2007/03/19 - Clever Monkey

boncelet@gmail.com wrote:

My MacBook Pro has two issues on waking up when opening the lid:

1. Sometimes the screen stays black. It appears the machine is still running, but the screen won't brighten. When this happens, no amount of pushing keys or closing and opening the lid helps. I must reboot.

If you have another machine on your net, try logging in remotely and seeing what is running. You can kill the screen save or your login to force the Mac to simply go back to the login screen.

Don't know whether this matters, but I did change my battery under the Apple recall.

2. When the machine does awaken properly, some windows, eg. Safari, TeXShop, and others, have shrunken vertically. I.e., before closing the lid, the windows are the full height of my display; afterwards, they are about half as tall.

Shot in the dark: turn off any custom screen saver, especially those that may use 3D graphics, or want to mess with the resolution.

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