How can we tell if the santa rosa MBP is asleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    When I first got the machine, it could fall asleep instantly. Recently, I found that even I choose "sleep" and the LCD is automatically turned off (with the light next to the cd slot blinking), the hard drive and the fan are still running. It takes awhile for them to shut down completely. Before I carry the laptop around, I have to put my ear next to the keyboard to confirm that the machine is really asleep. Is there any other good way of telling whether the mbp is asleep or not? I am under the impression that the more the open applications (especially with vmware fusion launched), the longer it takes the machine to really fall alseep.
  2. nutman macrumors regular

    May 19, 2006
    Your machine does something called 'safe sleep,' in which the computer stores everything on its ram onto your hard drive. This allows the computer to have its battery removed, or drained without loss of data. Obviously, the more data there is, especially with large apps like vmware fusion open, the longer it will take for the data to be saved.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Doesn't it snore when it's asleep? The white light in the case latch starts pulsing?
  4. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    OP, this is what you're looking for. When the MBP is active, the white light will be solid. It starts pulsing bright/dim when it's sleeping.
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    I am now typing on my MBP but the light next to the DVD drive is off.
    Also, when it is pulsing, the hard drive and the fan are still spinning.
    Am I missing somethng here?
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    That's fine: when the dsplay is turned on, the light will be off.

    The light SHOULD come on when the MBP is on but the display is turned off.

    And the light should pulse when the MBP is sleeping.

    Weird... mine doesn't pulse until fans and hard drive have spun down.... :confused:
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    are u sure its a mbp and not a pc in disguise??? i dont understand how the sleep light could be on while everything is still going!!! it just doesnt add up!:confused:

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