MacBook wakes from sleep by itself

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  1. other macrumors 6502

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    I recently got my C2D MacBook. I thought everything was good, but yesterday I noticed it turned itself on while in sleep mode. I just walked into the room and heard that the computer started making noise. Same thing happened today. I couldn't have done anything, since I wasn't near the computer.

    Also, and this is a known problem from what I understand, sometimes it doesn't seem to work to turn it on from sleep mode. I open the computer, type in my password (I'm not going to turn that off), and then it just stands still. There's no way to fix this?

    The second problem could be related to the first one, since I have not had the second problem when the computer didn't turn itself on during sleep. Might just've been a coincidence though.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Have you installed the EFI firmware update yet?
     
  3. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It should tell you if it doesn't need updating.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've had USB devices connected to machines that caused problems that seemed unrelated. e.g. a MacAlly keyboard used to power on my blue and white G3.

    Have you anything connected that way? Also, do you have wake on LAN or modem enabled?
     
  6. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a USB mouse connected. I don't know if wake on LAN is enabled, I'll check when I get back home.
     
  7. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have now turned off "Wake for Ethernet network administrator access". I don't see how it has anything to do with this, but I'll check if the problem continues.

    Edit: Hooray, it seems my MacBook makes a whining sound when I don't have Photo Booth open.
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe, it's on the way to a repair in exchange for a healthy model. Good luck with it.
     
  9. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does Apple do anything about these kinds of things?
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    As long as it's in warranty, you can call the AppleCare people or visit a store and they'll help you with it for free. You can also check the online support pages.

    They've had various incidents so you might find yourself with a repaired machine. I'd suggest handling it as soon as possible, so you don't end up paying. Make backups of your files, just in case.
     
  11. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately I don't live in a country that have Apple Stores. I could probably mail them or something though.

    Considering I just bought it, it should be quite some time before my warranty runs out. :)
     
  12. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it still turns itself on.

    I also tried running the EFI update, it says my computer doesn't need it.
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Did you disconnect the mouse, as well? I know that it sounds as if it would never happens but if the mouse senses that it's been moved, the machine wakes, right? If it senses incorrectly, it could still think that it's been moved when it hasn't.
     
  14. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM.

    However, it only wakes from sleep when I plug it into certain power outlets...:confused:
     
  15. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Uh, it wakes up when the mouse moves? Seriously? I can't test right now since I'm not at home.
     
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  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's odd. I don't know of a machine that doesn't, other than yours, of course. I suppose it doesn't wake when you touch the trackpad, either?
     
  18. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I usually close the screen to achieve sleep mode. I could test it though.

    Edit: No, it does not wake up when I just touch the touchpad. However, it obviously wakes up if I, for example, click on the mouse.
     

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