macbook sleep light doesn't come on

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  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    it seems the light doesnt come on when i put my macbook to sleep. does anyone else this problem? any ideas?

    do you think i messed it up when i was installing the ram and hard drive?
     
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    well i assume it is. i put it to sleep and then i have to press a key to wake it back up
     
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    Okay, well does the light show solid if just the display is sleeping or does it give no response ever? Perhaps a cable was accidentally disconnected when you were changing the hard drive. Hopefully that's all it is. :)
     
  5. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well the light never seems to come on. maybe a wire did come loose, i don't know. i guess it's not that big of a deal, is it? i did turn on the machine before upgrading, and i don't remember the light coming on. but i'm not sure though
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it too much. If it's a disconnected cable then it probably won't do any harm (so long as it doesn't short-circuit something). If you get bored, maybe open it up again and look for anything suspicious. :)
     
  7. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i easily could have messed something up, because i had trouble upgrading the hard drive. i created a thread about it. if you want i can find it for you (if your interested, but its not a big deal). i don't think anything is really wrong with it that i'm upset about, just kinda wondering.

    thanks for helping me out though :cool:
     
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    yep, that's the thread. and i did look at that guide, but it only shows taking everything apart, but not putting it back together (which is what i wanted to see)
     
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    Some people really bitch about their sleep lights. Saw one thread with somebody showing how to take apart an iBook to remove the cable. They'd be jealous of you!
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    really? i never heard of that
     
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    Hehe... I'm one of those people. I haven't gotten quite to the point of taking the thing apart yet but I'm really considering it.

    My powerbook lives on a desk in my bedroom, and that stupid pulsating LED usually lights up a good portion of my room at night. I'm really really susceptible to light though (all of the other LEDs in my room are covered with electrical tape, and I don't have an alarm clock that lights up).
     
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    You were just unable to do everything in the opposite direction?
     
  14. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i was able to do it (it's working now), but there are 2 black rubber pieces glued to the side of the inside of the casing (where you slide the hard drive in). somehow, when i went to slide my hard drive in, 1 of the black things on the side came off (wasn't glued very good) and so the hard drive wasn't going all the way in. i didn't know why it wasn't at first, so i just pushed harder. and harder.

    i finally saw the black thing and got it out, and then everything worked fine
     
  15. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    Crazy isn't it! Here's the thread

    My MB and iMac both sleep in my room and the lights don't bother me. Or the other half for that matter, but she'll sleep through anything.
     

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