Random shutting down of my powerbook 15" 1.25 al

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by dhan, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey guys, I was wondering if this was only happening to me...

    when I close my powerbook and I open it again, occasionally, the pb doesn't come back from sleep. The glowing light turns off on the open/close button but the screen or the hd fails to resume. So i close it again, but now the glowing light on the open/close button doesn't turn on. So after mashing some keys and trying to press/hold the power button for a while finally I hear the hd start spinning again and this time the computer boots up as if it was shut down and osx starts to load. this has happened to me about 5 times so far in the span of about 2-3 months.

    i own a 15" 1.25 ghz powerbook al

    dan
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i had the same problem

    I too experienced this, but only once. I know some people have been having wake from sleep problems associated with sidetrack. Do you have side track installed?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    actually, i do have sidetrack installed... you think thats the primary cause? cause i think once or twice this has happened to me even berfore i installed any modifications to the os
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I suffer the same problem on rare occasions & do not have side track. I normally just hold down my power button & restart.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    screen won't wake up

    Yes. I have this problem frequently. About once a month my 15" powerbook won't wake up. It's a known bug discussed on other websites and hasn't been fixed by the latest OS update.

    I've been told it is a failure in the wake up process to send a message to the screen. That hasn't helped me much. i just want it fixed.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    hmm you would think apple has the sleep/wakeup process down on a 2000+ dollar machine. a little more reliability here...

    one of my friends almost turned away from buying a mac after seeing my little wake up debacle :confused: not good at all :eek:
     
  7. macrumors member

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    yes, pretty poor service from the company that makes what I consider a very nice notebook.
     
  8. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    Back when I had a 15" PowerBook I had this problem too. I was just as frustrated by it. Fortunately, my iMac has never given me this problem.
     

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