Air Freezing Following Sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by wordy, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. wordy macrumors regular

    wordy

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    I have a 1.6 Air, and I usually put it to sleep rather than turning it off. Unfortunately, following a sleep (either initiated by me, or automatically) it freezes with the color wheel. Oddly, I am able to use a hot corner to activate expose, but I am unable to open the force close dialog, any menus, etc. It will just be stuck at the color wheel until I do a hard restart.

    I've found this is more likely to occur when it has slept for a longer time. For example, if it's asleep for 10 or 20 minutes this is unlikely to happen, but if the sleep time is greater than a few hours, this problem arises more frequently.

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. rom macrumors regular

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    What apps do you have running before you put it to sleep? These apps are resurrected when you wake up the MBA - those apps might be the ones taking time to recover.

    Incidentally, if you are using the HDD version, it also adds to the time to wake up. :D
     
  3. wordy thread starter macrumors regular

    wordy

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    I don't think I've consistently had one app running when the problem occurred. I never really have anything particularly memory or hard drive dependent though (like say photoshop). I read on wikipedia that the spinning color wheel occurs when the app that's causing the delay is in the foreground. I've determined that it's Finder itself that's causing the stall.
     
  4. rom macrumors regular

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    Finder stalls when it is trying to mount disk images, external drives and network drives.
     

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