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MBP wake-up issues

Message #1 - Posted 2007/08/22 - Chris

I've had my MBP a couple of months now and I love it! But waking it up sometimes takes an age, as long as five minutes sometimes :(

I've set it up to require a password to unlock the screen, which pops pretty snappily, but then it just sits there beachballing. The HD or CPU seem to be just idling with odd seek (I think) here and there from HD.

Also on occasion I do get a wee glimpse of my desktop, but then the screen goes blank. The cursor is an arrow in this case and I get the impression that I can select things on the desktop, if can guess where they are, but the screen is utterly blank. The only way to solve this situation to close the screen, wait a few minutes and try again (and hope it works).

Has anyone else had these problems?

Message #2 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Simon Slavin

On 22/08/2007, Chris wrote in message <fagtpg$c3c$1@dux.dundee.ac.uk>:

waking it up
sometimes takes an age, as long as five minutes sometimes :(

I've set it up to require a password to unlock the screen, which pops pretty snappily, but then it just sits there beachballing. The HD or CPU seem to be just idling with odd seek (I think) here and there from HD.

Also on occasion I do get a wee glimpse of my desktop, but then the screen goes blank. The cursor is an arrow in this case and I get the impression that I can select things on the desktop, if can guess where they are, but the screen is utterly blank. The only way to solve this situation to close the screen, wait a few minutes and try again (and hope it works).

I had problems like that until I installed the firmware upgrade. Make sure you're up-to-date with all the Software Update stuff.

Simon.

Message #3 - Posted 2007/08/27 - Chris

Simon Slavin wrote:

On 22/08/2007, Chris wrote in message <fagtpg$c3c$1@dux.dundee.ac.uk>:

waking it up
sometimes takes an age, as long as five minutes sometimes :(

I've set it up to require a password to unlock the screen, which pops pretty snappily, but then it just sits there beachballing. The HD or CPU seem to be just idling with odd seek (I think) here and there from HD.

Also on occasion I do get a wee glimpse of my desktop, but then the screen goes blank. The cursor is an arrow in this case and I get the impression that I can select things on the desktop, if can guess where they are, but the screen is utterly blank. The only way to solve this situation to close the screen, wait a few minutes and try again (and hope it works).

I had problems like that until I installed the firmware upgrade. Make sure you're up-to-date with all the Software Update stuff.

I am up-to-date. I'm usually quite careful about that kind of stuff. Thanks for the suggestion.

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