Is this a known issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davidjearly, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    On waking my Oct 2010 MacBook Air from sleep, it takes up to 20 seconds for the cursor to become useable and the computer to respond. The display comes on straight away, but I just can't do anything.

    I've tried a clean install of Lion and updating to current version through software update, but it still does this.

    Any ideas? New to owning an Air so not sure if this is expected with the SSD/lack of ram etc, though i wouldn't have thought so.
  2. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    This seems unusually long. Lion slowed things down a bit, but it should still come up in less than 10 seconds, even from a deep sleep.

    Try resetting the SMC.
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Thanks for the link! I guess this illustrates my point exactly though. Trying to view that page on the Air is horrendous. I can't scroll in it, yet it seems to have loaded completely.
  4. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    For performance issues, there are a few things you can check:
    • Check your Login Items under System Preferences > Accounts to see what you have automatically launching.
    • Also check /Library/LaunchAgents/ and /Users/yourusername/Library/LaunchAgents/ for items launching at startup
    • Look at what widgets you may have running.
    • Launch Activity Monitor and change "My Processes" at the top to "All Processes". Then look to see what may be consuming system resources.
    • Take a look at the System Memory tab at the bottom of Activity Monitor to see if you have excessive "page outs", a sign that you may benefit from more RAM.
    • Make sure you're not running any 3rd party antivirus app, as many of those will drain resources, reducing performance. They're not needed to protect your Mac.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Had the same issue here. If you switch off Hibernate Mode, it should wake instantly.

    Here's the instructions for changing and also checking the status of your Hibernate mode:

    Paste this in a Terminal window:

    To change mode:

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

    To check mode:

    pmset -g | grep hibernatemode

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