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G4 Titanium PowerBook won't awake from sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2005/01/07 - Robert Peirce

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake. I have tried resetting both the PRAM and whatever the little button under the keyboard resets and letting the battery drain down and recharge. None of these things have solved the problem. When it happens I have to shut down and restart the computer.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #2 - Posted 2005/01/08 - Dan Becker

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

Dan

Message #3 - Posted 2005/01/08 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake. I have tried resetting both the PRAM and whatever the little button under the keyboard resets and letting the battery drain down and recharge. None of these things have solved the problem. When it happens I have to shut down and restart the computer.

Which version of the OS?

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

Message #4 - Posted 2005/01/08 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #5 - Posted 2005/01/08 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

Which version of the OS?

10.3.7.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #6 - Posted 2005/01/09 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

There was a lot of discussion of this issue at macfixit.com. There were many workarounds suggested.

One was that no FW or USB device should be connected or disconnected during sleep. They also reported that some users had to disconnect all peripheral devices before putting the machine to sleep.

There was also report that the problem did not occur when the menu command was used to sleep the computer (rather than closing the lid).

Reinstalling the OS was "perhaps: the most consistent;y successful solution.

There are pages of info on this issue at macfixit, but, unfortunately, they are old enough to be available only to subscribers. You might try doing a search of the macfixit forums.

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

Message #7 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

There was a lot of discussion of this issue at macfixit.com. There were many workarounds suggested.

One was that no FW or USB device should be connected or disconnected during sleep. They also reported that some users had to disconnect all peripheral devices before putting the machine to sleep.

There was also report that the problem did not occur when the menu command was used to sleep the computer (rather than closing the lid).

Reinstalling the OS was "perhaps: the most consistent;y successful solution.

There are pages of info on this issue at macfixit, but, unfortunately, they are old enough to be available only to subscribers. You might try doing a search of the macfixit forums.

Cathy

I only seem to have problems if I shut the lid. I almost always use the menu to sleep the computer. If I leave the lid open I am okay. If I shut the lid it will sleep normally until I try to wake it up. I am neither connecting nor disconnecting anything while sleeping.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

Message #8 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Dan Becker

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

The same.

Dan

Message #9 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Dan Becker

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

There was a lot of discussion of this issue at macfixit.com. There were many workarounds suggested.

One was that no FW or USB device should be connected or disconnected during sleep. They also reported that some users had to disconnect all peripheral devices before putting the machine to sleep.

this has made no difference to me. It's happened when I've been mobile; it's happened when the machine was in the dock with PCMIA SCSI card, firewire, and USB all tethered.

There was also report that the problem did not occur when the menu command was used to sleep the computer (rather than closing the lid).

Never have slept the machine with the menu command.

Reinstalling the OS was "perhaps: the most consistent;y successful solution.

Sigh.

Dan

Message #10 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

Previously, Dan Becker wrote:

Previously, Robert Peirce wrote:

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes the computer is asleep
and the little light is pulsing. However, when I try to awake it, everything goes dark and it won't awake.

I'm following this thread because I have the same occasional problem with a 500 Mhz TiBook. Opening the lid fails to wake the laptop; instead, the breathing sleep lamp goes out, and the screen never comes to light.

My problem exactly. I am running 10.3.7. How about you?

There was a lot of discussion of this issue at macfixit.com. There were many workarounds suggested.

One was that no FW or USB device should be connected or disconnected during sleep. They also reported that some users had to disconnect all peripheral devices before putting the machine to sleep.

There was also report that the problem did not occur when the menu command was used to sleep the computer (rather than closing the lid).

Reinstalling the OS was "perhaps: the most consistent;y successful solution.

There are pages of info on this issue at macfixit, but, unfortunately, they are old enough to be available only to subscribers. You might try doing a search of the macfixit forums.

Cathy

I only seem to have problems if I shut the lid. I almost always use the menu to sleep the computer. If I leave the lid open I am okay. If I shut the lid it will sleep normally until I try to wake it up. I am neither connecting nor disconnecting anything while sleeping.

Yes, in the macfixit.com series, this seems to be the most common situation. There was one suggestion that the problem may be fixed for some users if they make sure the lid is *latched firmly*, wait for sleep, then reopen. For some, the PB was then OK.

Cathy

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

Message #11 - Posted 2005/01/11 - Robert Peirce

Previously, Cathy Stevenson wrote:

Yes, in the macfixit.com series, this seems to be the most common situation. There was one suggestion that the problem may be fixed for some users if they make sure the lid is *latched firmly*, wait for sleep, then reopen. For some, the PB was then OK.

Referring to the machine failing to wake after the lid has been shut, I have tried all manner of things, including being very sure the lid is latched and the little light is pulsing. As long as the lid is shut it seems to be OK. As soon as the lid is opened, everything goes dark.

I have taken to leaving the lid open when sleeping and only shutting it after I shutdown the computer.

Robert B. Peirce, Venetia, PA 724-941-6883
bob AT peirce-family.com [Mac]
rbp AT cooksonpeirce.com [Office]

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