Error when waking up MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ThePixelMan, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ThePixelMan macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    This is my first new thread, but I'm having a problem with my month-old MacBook Pro.

    I was waking up my MacBook after a few minutes of sleep, and the screen would stay on for about 2 seconds before turning off, so I rebooted.
    Now, when I close the screen and open it again, it takes a few seconds to start up, then it shows me a very odd log-in screen. It has my old (default) Lion wallpaper as a background, and it has a cancel button at the bottom-centre which, when clicked, turns my screen black, but I can still hear processes.

    Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
    (Also, if anyone else has had a similar, unexplained problem with their MacBook, will Apple replace it? It was purchased of the online Apple Store.)
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Asheville, NC
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    That *sounds* like it's just set to require your password when waking from sleep. Check the Security system preference pane.

    (the part where the screen was going black sounds like a backlight issue, which would likely be either the screen itself or the inverter, depending on the model)
     

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