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iBook (OS X) asks for password twice after waking

Message #1 - Posted 2005/11/09 - bryanhobson

My iBook has started asking for my password twice when waking up from sleep mode.

I enter it the first time and the screen flickers and goes immediately back to the password screen. I know I'm entering the correct password.

Occasionally after entering my password, it goes straight back to sleep, and I have to hit the power button to wake it again.

For info: My iBook is only 6-8 weeks old, and it does this whilst the charger is connected, but does't seem to be affected when running on batteries.

Also, the screen brightness on the display preferences page seems to occasionally reset back to the lowest setting after using the battery and then connecting the charger. - Even after only using it on batteries (with a full charge) for a short period of time.

Has anyone seen this before? I'm a new switcher, so maybe I'm missing something obvious?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/11/09 - John Johnson

Previously, bryanhobson@gmail.com wrote:

My iBook has started asking for my password twice when waking up from sleep mode.

I enter it the first time and the screen flickers and goes immediately back to the password screen. I know I'm entering the correct password.

Occasionally after entering my password, it goes straight back to sleep, and I have to hit the power button to wake it again.

For info: My iBook is only 6-8 weeks old, and it does this whilst the charger is connected, but does't seem to be affected when running on batteries.

Also, the screen brightness on the display preferences page seems to occasionally reset back to the lowest setting after using the battery and then connecting the charger. - Even after only using it on batteries (with a full charge) for a short period of time.

Has anyone seen this before? I'm a new switcher, so maybe I'm missing something obvious?

I'd call Apple. You're still within the free 90 day phone support, and the situation is a bit odd, IMO. It could be diagnosed with more information, but I'm lazy enough that I'd just as soon let Apple do the work (well, and you, of course).

Note that Applecare (available from resellers, sometimes more cheaply than from Apple) is recommended by many here for portable machines. Not only does it extend your warrantee coverage to 3 years, it includes free phone support for that entire time. It's worth considering seriously, at any rate. HTH

Later,
John

johajohn@indianahoosiers.edu

'indiana' is a 'nolnn' and 'hoosier' is a 'solkk'. Indiana doesn't solkk.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/11/09 - Bry

Thanks for the advise, I don't know why I never thought about calling apple :) I guess it's because I'm so used to home built PCs that have no support.

Many thanks.
Bry

Message #4 - Posted 2005/11/13 - Jean Pierre Wenzel

Am 09.11.2005 22:33 Uhr schrieb bryanhobson@gmail.com:

My iBook has started asking for my password twice when waking up from sleep mode.

I enter it the first time and the screen flickers and goes immediately back to the password screen. I know I'm entering the correct password.

Same problem here, with a 15" Powerbook G4 (1.5GHz) and OS X 10.4.3... It seems just to happen when it's running on battery power.

Regards,

Jean Pierre

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