MacBook keeps going to "sleep" during OSX install

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by atlas1277, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. atlas1277 macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2010
    Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

    My brother in law gave me his old MacBook (I'm not sure what the processor is, but it has 2GB of RAM) for Christmas. It was working perfectly fine that day, and I took it home and started to install OSX Leopard.

    That's when the trouble started...

    As you can see in this video:

    It keeps going to sleep every few seconds. If I wait a moment and hit any button, it activates again...then goes right back to sleep.

    I'm normally a PC user, so I've only been able to try a couple of things I've seen on the board here, including:

    Disconnecting the power chord and holding the power button for 5 seconds.

    Rebooting the computer while holding down Command-Option-P-R

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks much!
  2. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Even though the display sleeps, the install will keep going normally. I had the same thing happen to me, but I just waited and it installed as per normal.

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