Macbook spontaneously restarts when it goes to sleep

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  1. plunar macrumors 6502

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    this is a weird one. i have no way to reproduce it reliably. all i can say is that nearly daily, the macbook will restart after i close the lid, rather than go to sleep.
     
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Battery charged/computer plugged in?

    Did you add third-party RAM?

    Any weird system mods we should know about?
     
  3. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Um... Do you mean restart when you open the lid back up? Is your firmware up to date?
     
  4. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Could be a heat thing...or maybe you have something set weird.
     
  5. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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  6. ChrisMcD macrumors newbie

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    I have a similar problem.

    I find that the only reliable way to get my MBP to go to sleep is to turn off all internet apps and chose 'sleep' in the finder menu.

    Bit of a hassle after just being able to close the lid on my old TiBook.

    Is this 'reluctance to sleep' widespread?
     
  7. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    how do you know it has restarted if the lid is closed? (not trying to be a smart ass) do you hear the fans? Open it up and it's running? Heat?
     
  8. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    after it restarts it goes to sleep. the system is entirely stock, only a couple weeks old. it's annoying because any open files are closed w/o saving.
     
  9. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Could be a pinched wire in the hinge, or something of the sort. I suggest taking it to a Genius Bar and getting it worked out...if the problem doesn't present immediately, leave it with them overnight.
     
  10. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    My Macbook wouldn't sleep when I closed the lid unless I pushed down on the left had side of the lid. I had to send it in to Apple for repair. A replacement logic board seemed to do the trick. I shot a camera phone video of the problem for those who are interested.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtUr0hgQK9s
     
  11. arnolf macrumors newbie

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    i had the same issues

    apple changed my battery and the problem is solved.
     
  12. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Try giving your macbook some sleeping pills. ;) :p
     
  13. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I have the same problem. My Macbook is a completely stock C2D Blackbook. It seems to only occur after I have been using it a lot and it has gotten hot...(when i say using it, I mean for a few hours at a time). I always save everything before I close the lid to put it to sleep, as a result. Probably should have done that anyway I guess. I have only had mine a few weeks and it has only done it three times that I can recall, but it scared me the first time because I have been doing extensive work on my thesis and could not remember if I had saved or not. Fortunately, I had.

    Anyway, we have had one suggestion that it might be the battery. Anyone else have any ideas? It seems to work perfectly right otherwise?:confused:
     
  14. highres macrumors 6502a

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    It's not just MPB's that do it, my desktop G5 does it as well, it will sometimes cycle through the sleep and start process 3 or 4 times when I try to shut it down for the night.

    I've tried a number of things to address it, the only thing I'm left with is the possibility that a connected device like a router or other peripheral wakes it up by sending either a ping or some type of other admin/shutdown task? Maybe a USB hub? I know that neither of these options make sense, it's the one quirk in an otherwise perfect record of dependability for my G5.
     
  15. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    Mine is not connected to anything, even a power supply, when it does it. Or at least it hasn't been yet.
     
  16. kamkaz macrumors newbie

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  17. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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  19. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular

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    Well, I got my macbook three weeks and I thought it was great, but then I got really scared when I heard about the RSS (Random Shutdown Syndrome) about 2 weeks ago. So, It freaked me out when mine restarted while sleeping (only happened once). So, I called up AppleCare and they said it was a glitch with the PMU. Basicly, the PMU thought that the MB was getting too hot, so it decided to restart itself. So, I resetted the PMU and I have not had the problem for about a week. Well, maybe I just have a newer macbook... When did you buy yours?
     

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