Mac Mini (2009) locking up coming out of sleep

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by munkees, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. munkees macrumors 65816

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    Mac Mini (2009, Nvidia 2.0 Duo 2 Core).

    when the unit comes out of sleep it freezes up, or seems to, it is a black screen, the mouse pointer is the only viewable with a hand with finger pointer.

    nothing seems to be able to make it come back to life other than a force shutdown.

    I did have a problem with it coming out of sleep to fans on full blast and nothing else, but this has become this new problem, any idea on how to fix this?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Do you have it ask for a password when waking from sleep/screensaver?

    If this is happening every time the Mini wakes up you need to have it looked at at an Apple store.
     
  3. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no password set.

    this is a refurbished mac, just had is replaced, took a month, because the first Mac Mini had network and DVD drive issues, this one has this new issue. so far not a good experience with the Mac Mini's, My iMacs, MB, MBP etc etc etc have never given me any problems, like this.
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    my mini did that twice when I first got it. How do you wake it up? With a bluetooth peripheral, by any chance?
     
  5. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am using a Bluetooth keyboard and a bluetooth mouse (non apple, gear head).
     
  6. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    That might very well be your issue. One thing you might also consider is to use the bootup disk and verify disk permissions - maybe something is a little off whack.;)
     
  7. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I did a complete wipe and reinstall
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Fixing permissions is different from reinstalling ;)
     
  9. munkees thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I give it a try tonight
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    My problem was always when waking with BT peripherals as well. (I'm sure my problem is still there, but I never sleep it anymore.)

    Try plugging in a USB mouse or keyboard (if you have one handy) and waking it with that. Betcha dollars to donuts you don't see the freezing. I'm not suggesting giving up your BT peripherals is an acceptable solution, but it would be nice to nail that down as the cause of the problem.
     

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