Closing the lid to sleep makes Air panic and shut down

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by juro, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Hello guys, need some tips or advise here.

    I have a first gen MBA 1.6, and recently (like two days ago) every time I close the lid it shuts down. It doesn't happen all the time, but it does happen more times than it doesn't. Booting it up after, a window tells me a kernel problem has occurred.

    Sorry, no real knowledge of the underpinnings of how software works - so if any of you have ever experienced this, or have some tips or diagnoses, I will certainly be thankful for it.

  2. macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    Try the normal debug steps such as reset SMC/NVRAM, repair permissions, clearing caches with Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner or Onyx, or reinstall the OS.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2007
    It's supposed to sleep when the lid is closed.
  4. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    you could also run TechTool Deluxe and see what that reveals to you, but I'd say LinMac's suggestions are the way to go.

    That way you'll have a sleek and speedy Air once more and installing SL on a clean skin HDD will show a marked improvement over what you now have ;)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2008
    Between Heaven and Hell
    I had the same issue with my Air, resetting the SMC solved the issue
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Thanks a lot LinMac.

    Did all the Onyx cleaning and permissions processes and an SMC reset and that did the thing.

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