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ANYONE have problems with MacBook Pro and sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2008/03/12 - Mark Conrad

I have a fairly recent "Santa Rosa" Mac, the one about a year old, an Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of ram.

Suddenly did not want to come out of sleep, black screen when I pressed the shift key, repeatedly.

Finally came out of sleep all by itself 5 minutes later.

I made certain that all my applications were closed
before I put the Mac to sleep, about 20 minutes before
I tried to wake it.

This a fairly common problem with MacBook pros?

Have not checked the macfixit forum yet.

Mark-

Message #2 - Posted 2008/03/12 - Jolly Roger

Previously, Mark Conrad wrote:

I have a fairly recent "Santa Rosa" Mac, the one about a year old, an Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of ram.

Suddenly did not want to come out of sleep, black screen when I pressed the shift key, repeatedly.

Finally came out of sleep all by itself 5 minutes later.

I made certain that all my applications were closed
before I put the Mac to sleep, about 20 minutes before
I tried to wake it.

This a fairly common problem with MacBook pros?

It'c ommon enough with mine. I've learned to just shutting the lid, waitting 10 seconds, and opening it again usually does the trick.

Note: Please send all responses to the relevant news group. E-mail sent to this address may be devoured by my very hungry SPAM filter.

JR

Message #3 - Posted 2008/03/12 - Mark Conrad

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

It'c ommon enough with mine. I've learned to just shutting the lid, waitting 10 seconds, and opening it again usually does the trick.

Thanks, I will try that.

Thing that bugs me is that it was okay for a year, _then_ decided to get flaky.

I now remember reading about everyone else having problems with sleep, then thanking my lucky stars I had a "good one".

Considering how complex these toys are, I am surprised that they are not even more flaky.

Mark-

Message #4 - Posted 2008/03/14 - David Empson

Mark Conrad wrote:

I have a fairly recent "Santa Rosa" Mac, the one about a year old, an Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of ram.

Minor detail: that model was released in June 2007, so it can't be a year old yet. :-)

I have one of the same series (mine is 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM).

Suddenly did not want to come out of sleep, black screen when I pressed the shift key, repeatedly.

I assume that was badly worded and you meant that it has a black screen DESPITE pressing the shift key repeatedly.

I have a similar problem with mine. I put it to sleep by closing the lid. When I wake it up, sometimes it has a completely black screen and it doesn't seem to want to wake up for a while. It recovers by itself, anything from a few seconds to about a minute later.

While in this state, the keyboard is responding (Caps Lock causes the indicator light to change state), but I haven't confirmed whether the CPU is actually awake or it is doing anything else - given the evidence so far, it might just be the display which hasn't started up.

This happens maybe once a week (at least fourteen sleep/wake cycles, usually more).

I haven't confirmed this, but I think I've only seen it when waking up just after connecting the power adapter.

David Empson
dempson@actrix.gen.nz

Message #5 - Posted 2008/03/13 - Mark Conrad

Previously, David Empson wrote:

I have a similar problem with mine. I put it to sleep by closing the lid. When I wake it up, sometimes it has a completely black screen and it doesn't seem to want to wake up for a while. It recovers by itself, anything from a few seconds to about a minute later.

Thanks, at least now my misery has company. :)

I haven't confirmed this, but I think I've only seen it when waking up just after connecting the power adapter.

Boy oh boy oh boy, big fat solution, I will run on
battery 100% of the time. ;-)

My MacBook Pro just started doing it, so I attribute the problem to some evil experimenter on NASA's Space Station zapping my Mac with an antimatter proton beam.

Mark-

Message #6 - Posted 2008/03/13 - Steve Hix

Previously, David Empson wrote:

Mark Conrad wrote:

I have a fairly recent "Santa Rosa" Mac, the one about a year old, an Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB of ram.

Minor detail: that model was released in June 2007, so it can't be a year old yet. :-)

I have one of the same series (mine is 2.2 GHz, 2 GB RAM).

Suddenly did not want to come out of sleep, black screen when I pressed the shift key, repeatedly.

I assume that was badly worded and you meant that it has a black screen DESPITE pressing the shift key repeatedly.

I have a similar problem with mine. I put it to sleep by closing the lid. When I wake it up, sometimes it has a completely black screen and it doesn't seem to want to wake up for a while. It recovers by itself, anything from a few seconds to about a minute later.

While in this state, the keyboard is responding (Caps Lock causes the indicator light to change state), but I haven't confirmed whether the CPU is actually awake or it is doing anything else - given the evidence so far, it might just be the display which hasn't started up.

This happens maybe once a week (at least fourteen sleep/wake cycles, usually more).

I haven't confirmed this, but I think I've only seen it when waking up just after connecting the power adapter.

I've seen it happen two or three times in the past three months or so. This is a 2.4GHz C2D MacBook Pro, 4GB RAM. Still trying to duplicate the issue, no luck so far.

On the other hand, one of the recent firmware or graphics updates has greatly reduced the amount of fan noise, even when running videos.

So even if the change somehow initiated the delay on waking from sleep, it's not all bad. :}

Message #7 - Posted 2008/03/14 - David Empson

Mark Conrad wrote:

Previously, David Empson wrote:

I have a similar problem with mine. I put it to sleep by closing the lid. When I wake it up, sometimes it has a completely black screen and it doesn't seem to want to wake up for a while. It recovers by itself, anything from a few seconds to about a minute later.

Thanks, at least now my misery has company. :)

I haven't confirmed this, but I think I've only seen it when waking up just after connecting the power adapter.

Boy oh boy oh boy, big fat solution, I will run on
battery 100% of the time. ;-)

I meant that I don't recall noticing it while running from battery, and if so, it wouldn't happen if I plugged in the power adapater AFTER waking up the computer.

I've also occasionally had an issue where plugging in the power adapter will immediately wake up the computer even though the lid is closed. This might be another symptom, e.g. the power manager doing a partial wakeup when mains power is connected with the lid closed.

David Empson
dempson@actrix.gen.nz

Message #8 - Posted 2008/03/13 - Steve Hix

Previously, David Empson wrote:

Mark Conrad wrote:

Previously, David Empson wrote:

I have a similar problem with mine. I put it to sleep by closing the lid. When I wake it up, sometimes it has a completely black screen and it doesn't seem to want to wake up for a while. It recovers by itself, anything from a few seconds to about a minute later.

Thanks, at least now my misery has company. :)

I haven't confirmed this, but I think I've only seen it when waking up just after connecting the power adapter.

Boy oh boy oh boy, big fat solution, I will run on
battery 100% of the time. ;-)

I meant that I don't recall noticing it while running from battery, and if so, it wouldn't happen if I plugged in the power adapater AFTER waking up the computer.

I've also occasionally had an issue where plugging in the power adapter will immediately wake up the computer even though the lid is closed. This might be another symptom, e.g. the power manager doing a partial wakeup when mains power is connected with the lid closed.

I've noticed recently that pulling out the power connector while the MBP is going to sleep, it takes a while longer before the white light begins pulsing. Perhaps the power manager has to do some more housekeeping because of the switch.

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