2013 MBA has insomnia after Mavericks Upgrade

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  1. spokrandt macrumors newbie

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    My MBA no longer sleeps after upgrade to Mavericks. In the past with mtn lion I would shut the lid and in the morning I would have almost as much battery as i did when I closed the lid. now my battery is empty and the OS has shut down.

    I've done a SCM reset.. and checked my setting for pmset with others. even selecting apple/sleep doesn;t work.. I get a message in pmset -g that sleep prevented by powerd, coreaudiod or apsd


    Any Ideas?
     
  2. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    have you tried it in safe mode?

    are there any programs running? audio programs like spotify are notorious for causing these problems.

    did you try resetting your energy saver prefs to default?

    *edit*
    err - tried it safe mode, not sleep mode rather.
     
  3. spokrandt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing running that was not running under mtn lion. I have kill boom thinking it might be causing the problem.

    just tried in safe mode and selecting apple/sleep blanks the display but doesn't act as it did in mtn lion.
     
  4. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    how so?
     
  5. macgeek88 Suspended

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    An SMC reset should have fixed any issues with power.

    That said, it may not help but it won't hurt to go ahead and reset PRAM (Apple+Option+P+R for three chimes at bootup is my preference) and repair permissions with Disk Utility. After I upgraded to Mavericks I had a lot of permissions issues.

    If it does work better in safe mode, it's likely to be software/OS and not hardware.
     
  6. spokrandt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, it might just be working. seems to sleep now with my testing. I'll see tomorrow morning
     
  7. spokrandt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Battery dead again this mrning. chating apple now!
     
  8. macgeek88 Suspended

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    Good luck! Perhaps it's hardware after all. Generally a SMC reset and PRAM reset clears that up IME.
     
  9. brian-ky macrumors newbie

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  10. brian-ky macrumors newbie

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    After applying this band-aid [work around by setting the standbydelay to 7 days = 604800 seconds], my 2013 Air remained in sleep all night and battery was 100% in the morning (e.g., no decline in battery after >6 hours in sleep).

    It's not a "great" fix but it does seem to be a work-around while Apple patches the issue.
     
  11. gerlitzappel macrumors regular

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    I suppose putting the MBA to sleep should do just that, but with powernap I wonder if something is taking advantage of the situation. There is a new feature in Mavericks that displays battery drain per app, it may be helpful.
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/10/mavericks-battery-life/
     

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