Screen shuts off randomly - Newest model

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Shnur, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Sep 25, 2008
    #1
    Hello,

    Last month, I got myself the base model of the 13" MBA, I really love the machine and came to realize that it is pretty much all I need for daily work (including Lightroom). The only hiccup I have is that sometimes the screen just shuts off and it takes a few keyboard and mouse clicks before it comes back like nothing happened.

    It started with Lion and continued with Mountain Lion. It would not be a heat issue or CPU load as it's been doing that when I'm simply browsing, or working on photos or reading e-mails.

    The first time it happened I had it on a book that was approximately in the middle of the laptop, so I thought it's pressing too hard (its own weight) and something is shorting out... although it happened a few more times after. Today it happened again and it was simply on the table.

    :confused:
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    Oct 23, 2010
    #2
    Did you check the energy saver settings? It is normally set up to shut off the display after a few minutes.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 25, 2008
    #3
    Yes, that's set to 5mins and 10mins on adapter. Although it happens when I'm doing something, so I'm using the mouse and/or keyboard actively.
     
  4. macrumors G4

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    Oct 23, 2010
    #4
    Perhaps there is an incompatibility with something you are running. Try checking out your applications at Roaring Apps.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Nov 29, 2012
    #5
    got the same problem:mad:
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    cedwhatev

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    #6
    Mine has done the same a couple of times now as well.. but it only happened a few moments after it awoke from sleep...
     

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