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Titanium powerbook keeps waking from sleep?

Message #1 - Posted 2008/06/03 - deano

My accident-prone, 5 year-old son decided to trip over the mains charger lead which yanked the jack out of its port. This ended with the actual casing getting bent out of shape, around the port... kids eh!

So, I set about taking the thing apart, to access the internal frame and bend it back into shape with some careful work using some small pliers. This went according to plan and the charging jack is now, once- again, married to its port, with no more connection problems.

The down-side is that my powerbook will no longer stay asleep... whether I close the lid or put it to sleep manually! I can only figure that this may have something to do with the latch no being properly aligned or something!

Can anyone help, before I throttle my son?

Message #2 - Posted 2008/06/03 - Jon B

deano wrote:

My accident-prone, 5 year-old son decided to trip over the mains charger lead which yanked the jack out of its port. This ended with the actual casing getting bent out of shape, around the port... kids eh!

So, I set about taking the thing apart, to access the internal frame and bend it back into shape with some careful work using some small pliers. This went according to plan and the charging jack is now, once- again, married to its port, with no more connection problems.

The down-side is that my powerbook will no longer stay asleep... whether I close the lid or put it to sleep manually! I can only figure that this may have something to do with the latch no being properly aligned or something!

Can anyone help, before I throttle my son?

It isn't the latch. The machine is put to sleep by a magnet in the lid triggering a reed switch on the inverter board, the bumps probably broken the reed switch, it's on top of the logic board down the right hand side.

Jon B
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<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Message #3 - Posted 2008/06/04 - deano

On 3 Jun, 11:34, Jon B wrote:

deano wrote:

My accident-prone, 5 year-old son decided to trip over the mains charger lead which yanked the jack out of its port. This ended with the actual casing getting bent out of shape, around the port... kids eh!

So, I set about taking the thing apart, to access the internal frame and bend it back into shape with some careful work using some small pliers. This went according to plan and the charging jack is now, once- again, married to its port, with no more connection problems.

The down-side is that my powerbook will no longer stay asleep... whether I close the lid or put it to sleep manually! I can only figure that this may have something to do with the latch no being properly aligned or something!

Can anyone help, before I throttle my son?

It isn't the latch. The machine is put to sleep by a magnet in the lid triggering a reed switch on the inverter board, the bumps probably broken the reed switch, it's on top of the logic board down the right hand side.
--
Jon B
Above email address IS valid.
<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Is this something that I could have dislodged while opening the case up, as it wasn't happening before I did that. Even after the "bump" caused by my son, this problem didn't exist. Can the reed switch be damaged by opening the case?

Thanks for your help.
Dean.

Message #4 - Posted 2008/06/04 - Jon B

deano wrote:

On 3 Jun, 11:34, Jon B wrote:

deano wrote:

My accident-prone, 5 year-old son decided to trip over the mains charger lead which yanked the jack out of its port. This ended with the actual casing getting bent out of shape, around the port... kids eh!

So, I set about taking the thing apart, to access the internal frame and bend it back into shape with some careful work using some small pliers. This went according to plan and the charging jack is now, once- again, married to its port, with no more connection problems.

The down-side is that my powerbook will no longer stay asleep... whether I close the lid or put it to sleep manually! I can only figure that this may have something to do with the latch no being properly aligned or something!

Can anyone help, before I throttle my son?

It isn't the latch. The machine is put to sleep by a magnet in the lid triggering a reed switch on the inverter board, the bumps probably broken the reed switch, it's on top of the logic board down the right hand side.
--
Jon B
Above email address IS valid.
<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Is this something that I could have dislodged while opening the case up, as it wasn't happening before I did that. Even after the "bump" caused by my son, this problem didn't exist. Can the reed switch be damaged by opening the case?

Shouldn't be damaged by opening the case, but you could have done something as you did the repairs. Once you are working from undernearth the inverter board is under the logic board so you probably won't have seen it.

Jon B
Above email address IS valid.
<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Message #5 - Posted 2008/06/04 - Chris Ridd

On 2008-06-04 11:47:23 +0100, Jon B said:

deano wrote:

Is this something that I could have dislodged while opening the case up, as it wasn't happening before I did that. Even after the "bump" caused by my son, this problem didn't exist. Can the reed switch be damaged by opening the case?

Shouldn't be damaged by opening the case, but you could have done something as you did the repairs. Once you are working from undernearth the inverter board is under the logic board so you probably won't have seen it.

I've a very vague recollection that the latches in the original TiBooks were relatively easily damaged, and they got redesigned slightly in the second rev. But my memory might be playing up here.

Cheers,

Chris

Message #6 - Posted 2008/06/04 - Jon B

Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2008-06-04 11:47:23 +0100, Jon B said:

deano wrote:

Is this something that I could have dislodged while opening the case up, as it wasn't happening before I did that. Even after the "bump" caused by my son, this problem didn't exist. Can the reed switch be damaged by opening the case?

Shouldn't be damaged by opening the case, but you could have done something as you did the repairs. Once you are working from undernearth the inverter board is under the logic board so you probably won't have seen it.

I've a very vague recollection that the latches in the original TiBooks were relatively easily damaged, and they got redesigned slightly in the second rev. But my memory might be playing up here.

Possibly, but even if damaged it would only stop it from locking, it won't prevent it sleeping.

Jon B
Above email address IS valid.
<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Message #7 - Posted 2008/06/06 - deano

On 4 Jun, 13:30, Jon B wrote:

Chris Ridd wrote:

On 2008-06-04 11:47:23 +0100, Jon B said:

deano wrote:

Is this something that I could have dislodged while opening the case up, as it wasn't happening before I did that. Even after the "bump" caused by my son, this problem didn't exist. Can the reed switch be damaged by opening the case?

Shouldn't be damaged by opening the case, but you could have done something as you did the repairs. Once you are working from undernearth the inverter board is under the logic board so you probably won't have seen it.

I've a very vague recollection that the latches in the original TiBooks were relatively easily damaged, and they got redesigned slightly in the second rev. But my memory might be playing up here.

Possibly, but even if damaged it would only stop it from locking, it won't prevent it sleeping.
--
Jon B
Above email address IS valid.
<http://www.bramley-computers.co.uk/> Apple Laptop Repairs.

Hmmmnn! Something odd has happened, but I'm not complaining.... I haven't had the time to go back in and have a look at the board and switch, but since my OP, the 'puter has gone back into normal sleep mode operation, both when closing the lid and manually setting it! Perhaps the good gremlins have seen off the bad ones???

In reality, what might this suggest as having been the fault? Any ideas? Just curious and hoping that it stays working normally... I do remember this sleep problem occuring before, when my laptop was connected to my Philips LCD TV via an HDMI-DVI cable and controlled by my Logitech diNovo Edge bluetooth keyboard... putting the keyboard back into its cradle would result in the looping sleep and waking cycle, but that seemed to eventually sort itself out as well!

Message #8 - Posted 2008/06/06 - Peter Ceresole

deano wrote:

but since my OP, the 'puter has gone back into normal sleep mode operation, both when closing the lid and manually setting it! Perhaps the good gremlins have seen off the bad ones???

Nah.

It's the Byte Fairy. She's fallen in love with you. --
Peter

Message #9 - Posted 2008/06/06 - deano

On 6 Jun, 11:10, Peter Ceresole wrote:

deano wrote:

but since my OP, the 'puter has gone back into normal sleep mode operation, both when closing the lid and manually setting it! Perhaps the good gremlins have seen off the bad ones???

Nah.

It's the Byte Fairy. She's fallen in love with you. --
Peter

Oh no! Not again...

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