Any Idea How to get a MBP to go to sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by embeddedbill, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. embeddedbill macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    I have a new MBP, it is not even 2 days old. When I close the lid, the light on the latch does not dim or give the normal sleep indication.

    I am led to believe that my MBP does not go into sleep mode. Further indications are, I have an external monitor, when I close the lid, the computer goes into single monitor mode. OK maybe it's supposed to do that, my PowerBook G4 didn't - but whatever! When I select the apple/sleep, my monitor blanks out and it looks like it's going to sleep but it wakes up again in no less than 5 seconds.

    The only way I can seem to get my new computer to consume less than full power is to do a full shutdown.

    Anyone else experience an issue like this?


  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Have you tried sleeping it from the Apple Menu, or pushing the power button once to bring up the dialog box?
  3. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    When I want mine to sleep, I usually put it in front of a Bob Ross show. Puts it out like a light.
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    What USB devices do you have plugged in? Sometimes they can wake the machine. If you find it is a USB device, and it's plugged into an ACD, try plugging it directly into the MBP. I had the same problem, and it was something about using the device through the ACD's built-in hub.

    I'm not sure what you mean "single-monitor" mode with the lid closed, as the internal display would be off anyway. I guess if the external was not the main display, it would become main when the lid was closed.
  5. coogee macrumors regular

    May 28, 2007
    USB checking sounds like a good way to go, Bluetooth can also interfere.

    If you can get it to sleep from the menu then, to me, it infers something is just waking it up immediately?

    Otherwise, I don't know what Bob Ross is, but you could try getting antibact1 to tell it some jokes? :p
  6. embeddedbill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2007
    Thanks for the Bob Ross hint, never heard of it before but I suppose with a little research I can find a way to use it on my kid!

    I shut off the bluetooth previously, but it turned out to be a USB thing.

    Thanks for the help.


  7. Vuzie macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2007
    You gotta be careful. Some computers can only paint "happy lil' trees" upon waking after sleeping via Bob Ross....
  8. Trepex macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2007
    Ottawa, Canada
    My MBP started doing this after a topcase replacement for a faulty trackpad. Apple techs speculated that it might be the logic board, but instead of repairing they swaped my machine for a new one in order to 'capture' my problematic MBP and run tests.

    Few cases are identical, but your symptoms sound a lot like mine. I got to a point where I had ntohing plugged in, no apps running, clean OS install, and I still couldn't sleep the thing.

    Check out the Apple Discussion forums for more details too since there was a lot of coverage of this issue recently:

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