random sleeping

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by TOYSTER17, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2010
    Ever since I installed Mountain Lion, my Mac will just randomly go to sleep while I'm in the middle of something. It happens once, maybe twice a day. I usually just close the lid and wait about a minute before opening it back up, wakes up no problem.

    Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Check energy saver in the system preferences. Set both to never and see if still happens.
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2003
    Random sleep with iMac as well

    I'm having this issue as well, not sure if it's due to high temps or 10.8.1 or what.

    I've tried setting power saver to never sleep across the board and I've even tried running sleep preventing app "Caffeine" and it still happens. Not good.

    To make matters worse, I'm trying to be pragmatic and backup via TimeMachine and it's going to sleep during that process, therefore hindering my backup.

  4. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
  5. macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2011
    Mine does that too! Only once in awhile though. I'll try resetting the SMC. Thanks.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    same issue

    I'm having the same issue.

    I assume that it only occurs on battery power. I just upgraded to 10.8.2 from Lion and this is the first time I've been using the computer for extended periods unplugged (13inch MBP 2009).

    It is as if the computer can't sense that I'm still using it and thinks it has been inactive. Just goes straight to sleep randomly and takes a few clicks to wake up.

    I must say there are some serious bugs in ML so far and this is on a clean install.

    I will try resetting smc later.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2013
    Same issue here. Anyone else using external displays?

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