Losing everything and restarting when running out of battery?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by TheRdungeon, May 2, 2014.

  1. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hi all,

    In Lion, when I ran out of battery and powered back on I would get a white screen with loading bars and everything would be restored back to normal after a few seconds. Yesterday I ran out of battery in mavericks and the thing had lost the logic file I was working on along with all the other stuff I had open! It kind of restarted back to a blank desktop.

    This is so unacceptable, is there a setting I can switch to get back the old behaviour?

    Thanks heaps
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    #3
    You're describing Safe Sleep - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1757

    Should still be working, reset NVRAM like @satcomer said but I don't think there are any configurable options for that.
     
  4. TheRdungeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers but I can't seem to get it to work. the grey screen comes up instantly and when I hold those keys down an icon with a padlock comes up and I get what appears to be some restore setting thing, it doesn't restart again. Any thoughts?

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    All good turned firmware password off, now to run it out of batt and see if it worked
     
  5. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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    #5
    1) Insert into Terminal:
    Code:
    pmset -g | grep hibernatemode
    ¨
    2) if output is zero, then pmset hibernatemode 3
     
  6. TheRdungeon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool it's on 3. Forgot to test it actually
     
  7. jruschme macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Could the OP's battery need recalibration? I'm wondering if it is running out of power before the Mac thinks it should (i.e., trigger point for hibernate).
     

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