Error when waking up MacBook Pro

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

  1. ThePixelMan macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2010
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    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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