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MacBook 'wake-up' taking longer and longer?

Message #1 - Posted 2006/08/03 - j_mckitrick

Maybe it's my imagination...

One keypress on my sleeping mac, and I used to hear the SuperDrive and the screen came right up.
A few weeks ago, I started getting a blink... the screen came on, then blinked, then was stable.
The past couple of days, the screen comes on, blinks off, then stays dark a few seconds, then comes on.

Is this normal? Is my mac out drinking at night and hungover, now that my love affair with it is starting to cool off? Just kidding about the cooling off, of course....

Message #2 - Posted 2006/09/01 - Ruby Vee

On 2006-08-03 22:38:54 -0400, j_mckitrick@bigfoot.com said:

Maybe it's my imagination...

One keypress on my sleeping mac, and I used to hear the SuperDrive and the screen came right up.
A few weeks ago, I started getting a blink... the screen came on, then blinked, then was stable.
The past couple of days, the screen comes on, blinks off, then stays dark a few seconds, then comes on.

Is this normal? Is my mac out drinking at night and hungover, now that my love affair with it is starting to cool off? Just kidding about the cooling off, of course....

At least yours is coming on. Mine shuts itself off for no good reason, and I have to remove the battery, hold down the power button for 5 - 10 seconds, replace the battery and then try to turn it back on. Ruby

Message #3 - Posted 2006/09/01 - Dave Seaman

On 2006-08-03 22:38:54 -0400, j_mckitrick@bigfoot.com said:

Maybe it's my imagination...

One keypress on my sleeping mac, and I used to hear the SuperDrive and the screen came right up.
A few weeks ago, I started getting a blink... the screen came on, then blinked, then was stable.
The past couple of days, the screen comes on, blinks off, then stays dark a few seconds, then comes on.

Is this normal? Is my mac out drinking at night and hungover, now that my love affair with it is starting to cool off? Just kidding about the cooling off, of course....

I am piggybacking here because my server doesn't have the original posting but only the followup.

Yes, I have been seeing the same symptoms ever since the book was new. Shortly after waking from sleep, I sometimes get a blue screen lasting several seconds. Over time this sometimes leads to a black screen with only a cursor visible, but no response to clicks or keypresses and no recourse except to reboot.

I have now re-installed the system twice, and each time I do that the performance gets better for a few weeks, but eventually gets worse again.

Dave Seaman
U.S. Court of Appeals to review three issues
concerning case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
<http://www.mumia2000.org/>

Message #4 - Posted 2006/09/16 - The Mac Dude

Previously, Dave Seaman wrote:

On 2006-08-03 22:38:54 -0400, j_mckitrick@bigfoot.com said:

Maybe it's my imagination...

One keypress on my sleeping mac, and I used to hear the SuperDrive and the screen came right up.
A few weeks ago, I started getting a blink... the screen came on, then blinked, then was stable.
The past couple of days, the screen comes on, blinks off, then stays dark a few seconds, then comes on.

Is this normal? Is my mac out drinking at night and hungover, now that my love affair with it is starting to cool off? Just kidding about the cooling off, of course....

I am piggybacking here because my server doesn't have the original posting but only the followup.

Yes, I have been seeing the same symptoms ever since the book was new. Shortly after waking from sleep, I sometimes get a blue screen lasting several seconds. Over time this sometimes leads to a black screen with only a cursor visible, but no response to clicks or keypresses and no recourse except to reboot.

I have now re-installed the system twice, and each time I do that the performance gets better for a few weeks, but eventually gets worse again.

Check your display settings & try turning auto-detect displays. I get the described sccreen behaviour whenever I connect or disconnect my Pb from an external monitor. It seems to be part of the display detection routine. Happens on wake-up, too, if I (un-)plugged while the Pb was sleeping.

M.D.

Message #5 - Posted 2006/09/16 - Dave Seaman

On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 11:07:59 -0700, The Mac Dude wrote:

Previously, Dave Seaman wrote:

On 2006-08-03 22:38:54 -0400, j_mckitrick@bigfoot.com said:

Maybe it's my imagination...

One keypress on my sleeping mac, and I used to hear the SuperDrive and the screen came right up.
A few weeks ago, I started getting a blink... the screen came on, then blinked, then was stable.
The past couple of days, the screen comes on, blinks off, then stays dark a few seconds, then comes on.

Is this normal? Is my mac out drinking at night and hungover, now that my love affair with it is starting to cool off? Just kidding about the cooling off, of course....

I am piggybacking here because my server doesn't have the original posting but only the followup.

Yes, I have been seeing the same symptoms ever since the book was new. Shortly after waking from sleep, I sometimes get a blue screen lasting several seconds. Over time this sometimes leads to a black screen with only a cursor visible, but no response to clicks or keypresses and no recourse except to reboot.

I have now re-installed the system twice, and each time I do that the performance gets better for a few weeks, but eventually gets worse again.

Check your display settings & try turning auto-detect displays. I get the described sccreen behaviour whenever I connect or disconnect my Pb from an external monitor. It seems to be part of the display detection routine. Happens on wake-up, too, if I (un-)plugged while the Pb was sleeping.

I don't think that was it. On the one occasion that I can remember connecting an external display, I had no particular problems. That is, it's normal for the display to go dark for a second or two when connecting or disconnecting a display, but I have seen no lasting effects. The problem I described was happening on wake-up, and did't depend on any displays having been connected or disconnected.

However, in the last few weeks I have seen this behavior only once that I can recall, and it lasted only a few seconds. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It's possible that whatever was causing it may have been cured by a system update somewhere along the way. It may also be related to the fact that I recently switched browsers, from Safari to Camino.

Dave Seaman
U.S. Court of Appeals to review three issues
concerning case of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
<http://www.mumia2000.org/>

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