Long time to wake up MacBook Pro after over night sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Klingsta, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    I just bought my first MacBook Pro (13 inch low end) and I think it´s great.

    There is only one problem. After having set the Mac to sleep over night (by closing the lid) it takes over a minute in the morning before I can enter the PIN and use the Mac. Is that normal?

    There is no problem leaving it for sleep for a couple of hours, then I can enter the PIN instantly when opening the lid.

    Should/can I make some adjustments to any of the settings to solve this?

    Thanks in advance for all your tips.

    Good evening!

    /Klingsta from Stockholm/Sweden
  2. macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2009
    It looks like you have a normal HDD and lots of memory. To wake up from deep sleep all of the RAM as it was before going to sleep has to be re-filled from the HDD. On a SSD this is almost instantaneous unless you have 16 Gb, on a HDD it might take a while.
    If you have SSD than there is some other problem and you should do all the normal things to solve problems, like re-install etc. If that does not help go see your dealer.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2013
  4. macrumors 68000

    Mar 29, 2009
    I have mixed feelings about sleep to disk. Sure, it really saves battery life but if I'm not going to turn my computer back on for 24+ hours I might as well shut it off all the way.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks, I think this could solve my problem (and yes I have a 500 GB normal HDD).But, how do I run the mentioned command from a terminal window? I have no idea, is it difficult? Sorry for stupid question.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Mar 29, 2009
    Go up to Spotlight (upper left corner of your screen, looks like a magnifying glass) and type in 'Terminall' then hit enter.

    Or go to the Dock or Finder and click on 'Applications' and then Utilities, it's in there.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks, I found it. But is it safe? I got this warning message when i typed "sudo pmset -a standbydelay 86400"

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    And what password is it? The one I use to log in with and when I want to download programs etc?
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2008
    Nottingham, England
    That's a normal "are you sure" message, and nothing to worry about.

    And yes, it's your normal password - the one you set up when you first used the Mac, and the same one you have to put in, when asked, to run an application (such as an updater) that requires elevated rights.

    All that terminal command does is extend the timeout period before the "deep" sleep kicks in. It's perfectly safe to use.
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Ok, I´ll try it later today and will let you know if it works. Thanks all for being so helful!
  10. macrumors 68000

    Mar 29, 2009
    You can also disable it by running

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Unfortunately the commando sudo pmset -a standbydelay 86400 didn´t work for me. It still takes over a minute (!) before I can enter the password in the morning.

    Maybe I did something wrong? I just pasted sudo pmset -a standbydelay 86400 into the commander and pressed enter. Then I entered the password. Is that the wright way to do it?

    Tonight I will try the other tip: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0.

    Thanks for all your help!
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    The sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 command didn´t work either. Any more suggestion before I go and see my local Apple Store? Thanks for your help.
  13. macrumors regular


    May 22, 2012

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