MacBook does not sleep immediately.

Mars478

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Mar 6, 2008
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Hi there.
My MacBook does not sleep immediately, I have already tried removing safe sleep and it gives me no effect. It is not a hardware problem as my Windows Vista on the Machine sleeps just how I would like it.
For info, the Hard Drive that is in it (320GB WD Scorpio Black) was used in an EFI Hackintosh install for my MSI Wind (but EFI installs do not modify the main operating system so I do not know what the heck is causing this) Anyone got any ideas?

By the way, the MacBook is custom, made by me. I built it out of three dead MacBooks,

One Black Core duo which was stepped on and had a broken screen and hinges which gave me:
Only working Logic board of the Pack (2.0GHZ Core Duo) I paid 140$ for this one
2 512MB sticks (Removed one and added a 1GB Stick, yes I know matched pairs, gonna find another 1GB soon)
Bottom case.
Top lid
Half the keys for the keyboard.

The Second MacBook Free:
2.0GHZ Core Duo white gave me with coffee spilled on it
Top case with trackpad, and half of the keys
Bezel
Hinges
Screen
other screws etc.
Fan (The one inside was going clack clack clack)

One 2.2GHZ Core 2 Duo which a dog peed on, Free for getting data off of:
DVD-R Drive one that was in it wouldn't eject
Sleep Light, the one that was there originally was borked and did not light, and IR did not work. Now it does :)
alternative screen with no pressure marks like the one I have now but one noticeable 1/2 inch scratch.
Various screws.

I am yet to finish it,
I am still prototyping the new top screen assembly using the Black lid, a red apple, and the screen with a scratch on it, and the bezel from the 2.2GHZ which is really beat up. The current top assembly is straight from the 2.0GHZ White.
Here's a pic of it in it's current state.

Thanks for reading the long post
-Mars478
 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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Download SmartSleep, it worked PERFECT for mine!

It used to take 12 seconds for it to sleep but with SmartSleep in SmartSleep Mode it takes 2!!
 

MrCheeto

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Huh? Did it install a preference pane into System Preferences? If so from there you need to select Smart Sleep Mode.
 

KielderWolf

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Aug 1, 2009
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Northeast England
Sneaky little interruption to thank MrCheeto for the software pointer, just installed it and tis all good! Can see this saving time because I like to see the sleep light pulsing before I put the MacBook in its bag, waiting the 20 or so seconds for hibernate can get tedious.

To the OP, in a quiet room, close the clamshell then listen carefully; does the hard drive seem to be doing a massive amount of work just before it sleeps?
 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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Sure, I love to see it sleep in 2 seconds and wake in 3, I simply love when things WORK and don't interrupt a good flow :p

I have a feeling his is hibernating rather than just sleeping.
 

Mars478

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Mar 6, 2008
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Sure, I love to see it sleep in 2 seconds and wake in 3, I simply love when things WORK and don't interrupt a good flow :p

I have a feeling his is hibernating rather than just sleeping.
Yep it installed the Preference pane and I tried restarting it with Smart Sleep applied and nothing.
There are a few clicks, but nothing too major from what I hear.
But the drive is 7200RPM so it's hard to hear it doing anything over the constant whirring.
 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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In that pane where it says "sleep & hibernate lvl" move it to 10 and give that a try.

What OS are you running currently?
 

MrCheeto

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Nov 2, 2008
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I'm not sure what to think, I haven't heard of this before. Give google a try and find the Terminal command to accomplish the same thing.
 

MrCheeto

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I don't actually know, one way or another you're going to have to find out what's going on when you close the lid. I'm afraid I can't help more than suggesting the program you downloaded.
 

Mars478

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Mar 6, 2008
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Well, I just found out that when it ran out of battery it hibernated, because when I plugged it back in it made a chime and restored my session through a really weird gray screen then back to the iMovie edit I was doing. But the sleep light was off when it hibernated.
When I put it to sleep the light goes on but it takes a while.
 

KielderWolf

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Aug 1, 2009
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Northeast England
Well, I just found out that when it ran out of battery it hibernated, because when I plugged it back in it made a chime and restored my session through a really weird gray screen then back to the iMovie edit I was doing. But the sleep light was off when it hibernated.
When I put it to sleep the light goes on but it takes a while.
Just out of interest, have you used more than 90% of your hard drive?
 
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