Macbook shutdown while waking is driving me nuts

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by atomize22, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    About 6 months ago my Macbook started shutting down while it awoke from sleep mode. When I close the lid or it goes to sleep on it's own the light flashes on and off indicating it properly when to sleep... but as soon as I open the lid or touch a key to wake it the whole thing reboots. It happens about 75% of the time so it's really really obnoxious. Battery health is at 87%, and the problem still occurs whether it's plugged in or on full battery... so it's not a batt issue.

    I've researched and tried everything, including clearing the CMOS (or whatever Apple calls it) by removing the battery and holding the power button down. I've even replaced the hard drive and did a totally clean install of Leopard. I'm currently using 10.5.2.

    Anyone out there experienced this same thing or know what is causing it?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Very odd, I would go to the Apple store - if there is one near you - and get that checked out. It could be an issue with the BIOS.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2004
    Let me tell you why this is interesting. I just returned my new mac pro for the exact same reason. Hmmmmmmm.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    So it's a motherboard issue and I'm just SOL? It's out of warranty so won't the Apple store charge to look at it?

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