Apple logo flickers; sounds from SuperDrive while in sleep mode. Help! :(

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Blasphemy4kidz, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Blasphemy4kidz macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, this is my first post here on MacRumors. Long time stalker, but I never actually posted.

    In any case, I have a big problem. I bought a refurbished 2.0 GHz from Apple last week, and it had a problem with the space bar. (it would not make spaces when pushed down on the right half of it).

    So I sent it in, and they gave me a replacement. Sure enough, the new one has no problems with the keyboard. I was so happy! That is, until I closed the lid to make it sleep.

    That's when something horrifying happens. The Apple logo flickers after a little noise from the SuperDrive. It's as if it doesn't really want to go to sleep, but the little light is glowing.

    I'm really concerned; I do not want to send this one in to Apple again. The process is too long to bare without my MacBook!

    Please, does ANYONE have a solution to this nightmare? I would REALLLLLY appreciate whoever helps me.

    Thank you so much!

    -Blasphemy4kidz
     
  2. nyry30 macrumors newbie

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    out of curiosity, do you have a wireless usb mouse connected to your macbook when you close the lid?

    cheers:apple:
     
  3. Blasphemy4kidz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, absolutely nothing is connected to the computer. Even my bluetooth is off.

    ...But I'm assuming that you don't know the fix, since your question was purely out of curiosity :p


    This is still a big problem for me, someone please have a heart and help :(
     
  4. nyry30 macrumors newbie

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    lol, actually I have a similar issue, the only thing is, mine flickers when I have a wireless usb mouse connected, when I take it out everything is alright. I was guessing maybe you had something plugged in and unplugging the usb device would save the day :) It is rather an annoying thing. By the way there is another thread like this addressing the issue. I believe it's a few posts down. :p

    good luck, cheers :apple:
     
  5. Blasphemy4kidz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I saw that thread. It seems that it's a tad outdated, and no one had addressed the issue.

    I thought maybe I'd have better luck:eek:
     
  6. Blasphemy4kidz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help, nyry30, but I've found the solution.

    After trying multiple things, such as resetting the PRAM and the SMC, things were beginning to look bleak.

    I installed an Apple debug file here: http://developer.apple.com/hardwaredrivers/download/usbdebug.html

    I used the latest one, as shown in my attachment. I hope this helps anyone else's problems with MacBooks refusing to go to sleep.

    :)
     

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