Goes from sleep to hot and crashed.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Schmactor, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Schmactor macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2014
    I've had an intermittent problem that won't seem to go away. I will put my Macbook Pro to sleep. I confirm that it is asleep. The fans turn off and it cools down. I will leave it at home all day. I will come back after a long day and it is still cool and asleep. I won't touch it. I will leave it again for a while and when I come back it is blazing hot and crashed. I can't wake it and am forced to do a hard reset. What could be going on? I do not have any "wake for remote access" settings or anything like that. Someone had suggested a rogue process somewhere. If that is true is there some way I can discover what process would be waking it up? And why would waking it up also cause it to overheat and crash? It doesn't ever overheat when I am actually using it. It is also an early 2008 Macbook Pro so maybe age is a factor. But I'd really like to pinpoint the problem.
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Go through the console log and see what woke it up.

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