I-Pod + Sleep = No turn on?


macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 5, 2007
Today, I closed the lid of my white macbook so it went to sleep.
I then found my new i-pod nano and plugged it into the USB port. My i-pod began to charge, it said 'eject before disconnect'.

Then some minutes later, I opened the macbook and tried to use it. However, it did not wake up from sleep.... I had to hold the power button down so it forced turn off...

Does this happen with everyone? Seems a bit unusual... I hit many keys but it didn't wake up.


macrumors 6502
Oct 14, 2007
Indianapolis, IN
was the mac plugged into the charger, if not the ipod probably drained the laptop's battery,
but i've charged my ipod from my comp. in sleep too and haven't had any problems before


macrumors 6502
Jul 1, 2007
Alexandria, VA
That exact thing hasn't happened to me before, but something similar has. I was having issues with a Mac at work and had my iPod plugged in so I could listen to music off it. I restarted the Mac to see if it would fix the issues and it wouldn't boot! It was stuck on the grey screen with the apple and would not move. I tried turning it off and back on again and still wouldn't boot. Finally I unplugged the iPod and it booted right up. I wouldn't expect the Mac to act like that when coming back on from sleep since that's quite different from booting from being off, but it could be that it can't be turned on or woken up with an iPod plugged in.
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