Closed lid Mid 2009 MBP heats up on 10.8

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  1. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

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    Since upgrading to OSX 10.8 with the 10.8.1 update my mid 2009 MBP heats up like crazy when I close the lid to put it to sleep. The fans run in an on-off pattern and then when I open it I can't touch it.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    are you sure nothing like insomnia is running keeping it awake?
     
  3. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope. Nothing at all. I ran pmset -g assertions and it came up with 0 for everything. I've already reset the SMC and PRAM.
    I also noticed that when I keep the lid open and put it to sleep it doesn't go to sleep. The screen will go black for 10 seconds and then wakes up again
     
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    2 other things to try make sure nothing is still in the print que, also open activity monitor look for a process called "powerd" if it is kill this and that should allow you to put it to sleep
     
  5. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok I deleted all the printers from my mac since I barely use them anyways. When I quit powerd it keeps coming back with a different PID.
    And my MBP still won't sleep
     
  6. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could it be a hardware issue? Harddrive maybe?
     
  7. mape2k macrumors regular

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    Check the console for any event messages that give you a clue what is causing your Mac to stay awake. You want to look out fore wake events in the logs.

    You find the console under Applications > Utilities
     
  8. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've done that and after I put it to sleep I got wake reason: OHC1

    EDIT: I've seen now that it's USB or firewire. Thing is that I don't have anything attached to it
     
  9. mape2k macrumors regular

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    Not even the cables? I read through a german thread were a faulty USB cable was the reason.

    Do you use any remote-extension, a la candelair?

    OHC1 seems to be the keyboard. Maybe the screen is pushing one key? Or you have a faulty key that wakes up your Mac?
     
  10. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by faulty USB cable?
    A key being pushed down is possible. There are some possible culprits. I'll take a look.

    Here's a screenshot of my console: [​IMG]

    Seems like it is the keyboard

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    Ok. So i've tested every key and none of them have done it. Is there anything else that it could be?
     
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