Macbook Alu - won't wake up sometimes

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  1. ascender macrumors 68020

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    Occasionally my Alu Macbook won't wake up from sleep. The keyboard backlight comes on, but the display won't wake. Sometimes the machine is quite hot and the fans are blasting too. Only a power cycle will fix it and then there's a message about OS X restarting unexpectedly.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    If it's hot then it didn't go to sleep correctly. Make sure you have all your updates installed, and check other threads for info about sleep (how it's affected by bluetooth, usb, etc)..
     
  3. ascender thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The hot thing has only happened a couple of times. Mainly it looks normal. All updates installed and its not been doing anything more taxing recently than browsing the web!
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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  5. ascender thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Nope. Most of the time when it does this its only been used for browsing the web and email while lounging around on the sofa.
     
  6. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I guess it never hurts to make an Genius appointment!
     
  7. ascender thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not that lucky I'm afraid, we don't have an Apple Store in Edinburgh. I guess I need to phone support.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Oh wow. sorry that sucks!!
    Yea at least make a phone call! It wont hurt!
     

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