Powerbook Woes

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by carbonmotion, Apr 16, 2004.

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    carbonmotion

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    My 15" Alu Book is being weird... on some very rare occasions, when i close the laptop, it wouldn't go in to sleep mode for about 15-25 seconds... the harddrive would tick for a while before the sleep light comes on. Is this normal?
     
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    MacRAND

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    AppleCare

    You should be within warranty, call AppleCare and ask. If there's a handy Apple Store, visit the Genius Bar.

    The real danger is moving a laptop while the drive is spinning (gyroscope reaction) which could harm the drive.
    Doesn't really sound that strange. Have you had a PoweBook or iBook before?
     
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    question fear

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    my ibook does this...i havent seen any negative side effects, although i do notice if i close it right after several activities (ichatting, safari, mail check) it takes an extra second or two.
     
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    carbonmotion

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    yeah thats exactly it, like if i close it in the middle of a dvd movie or after ive done alot of Quake 3 map testing ... it takes a few extra moments then the usual instanteous sheeebang
     
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    question fear

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    fyi i installed the last software update and did a restart for the first time in 2-3 months and my ibook is MUCH faster and sleeping instantaneously, so maybe something running in the background is slowing you down?
     

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