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Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 05:35 PM
I have the last release powerbook 15'.
So far everything was ok... but in the last 5 days something strange is happening. Then i put my powerbook to sleep, closing the screen i can "wake it up"... but if i leave the screen on (over night to download stuff, or just forget it...) the powerbook starts the sleep mode and after a couple of hours i can't wake it...
The white line is on(which indicates that the powerbook is on sleep mode) but i press keys, trackpad, mouse... and nothing happenes!!! The only way is to hold the power button and restart it...!!!
My powersavings are for better perfonmance... i also tried other settings but the results are the same...
anybody experience the same problem or know what to do???
Thanks

mad jew
Nov 29, 2005, 06:00 PM
Is it plugged into the wall? If it's a software issue, resetting the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) and PRAM (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238) may help. I think the PMU reset has more chance of working. :)

liketom
Nov 29, 2005, 06:08 PM
check to see if the hard disk goes to sleep after 2 hours that's normaly what stumps me on long night downloads- and the space bar get my powerbook out of sleep

Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 06:10 PM
Is it plugged into the wall? If it's a software issue, resetting the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) and PRAM (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238) may help. I think the PMU reset has more chance of working. :)

The PMU reset refers to PowerBook 190, 1400, 2400, 3400, and 5300 Series
i have the new model...
???
???

Will Cheyney
Nov 29, 2005, 06:14 PM
Is it plugged into the wall?
Hehe! Yeh, make sure you've got power!

What software are you leaving to run? It the PowerBook only susceptible to 'crashing' when this app is loaded?

Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 06:21 PM
... lol
it's plugged...
The software doesn't seems to matter...
i does it, even without anything running...

mad jew
Nov 29, 2005, 06:28 PM
The PMU reset refers to PowerBook 190, 1400, 2400, 3400, and 5300 Series
i have the new model...
???
???


Erm... :confused:

There's a link to resetting the PMU at the bottom of the link I gave but I'm not sure I know what you mean. Which PowerBook do you have exactly and I'll try to link to that section of the page. :)

Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 06:31 PM
The Octomber edition... 15' 1.67 1440x900 screen...
Thanks for the help :)

mad jew
Nov 29, 2005, 06:34 PM
Nice computer (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449#faq11). :)

Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 06:42 PM
I am not sure about this reset... it seems a lot of trouble to me...:confused:
I can't believe it!!!
2000$ @$@$@!!!

mad jew
Nov 29, 2005, 06:48 PM
Don't know why, but my link only seems to be working properly half the time. Sorry. :o


If the computer is on, turn it off.
Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the computer's battery.
Press and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
Press the Power button to restart the computer.


It's really not that hard. Sure, the page I linked to made it sound worse than it is but you'll merely lose your time and date settings temporarily, until your computer re-syncs with the internet.

Vasileios
Nov 29, 2005, 07:12 PM
Thank you for your time...
i'll try it first thing in the morning....
Hope it works...

mad jew
Nov 29, 2005, 07:28 PM
Me too. I'm not certain it will though. I heard of a similar problem from a friend recently and it ended up being a bad battery. Even if it is a bad battery though, Apple probably wouldn't do anything about replacing it until you reset the PMU for them anyway.

londonweb
Dec 1, 2005, 06:02 AM
I had some wierd battery trouble with my pb, I took it back to the apple store and they said that some very early rev Es had pmu problems. I'd take it/send it back for a replacement if you can.