Macbook (late 2008) sleep problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Elko, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Elko macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Whenever I go to put my Macbook to sleep, either by closing the lid or manually pressing the sleep button, the HDD or optical drive makes a double-click noise and the screen either turns back on (if the book is open) or flashes and turns back off if the book is closed. Additionally, if the book is closed, this continues into infinity. Whenever the sleep indicator light fades all the way out, the clicks occur and the Macbook wakes up.

    Should I be worried? Is this a potential problem for the display and/or any other components? Would it warrant a return?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

    orpheus1120

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    #2
    First take a look at system.log in the Console. Remember the last entry.

    Now take a look at the Activity Monitor, and choose "Active Processes" in the "Show" option. Jot down all the processes and list them here later.

    Now replicate your sleep disorder. Once your mac wakes up again, copy and paste all the entries from system.log after the last one you noted earlier, and post back here.

    Only then can anyone give you any idea.

    BTW, the clicking noise is the sound made by the hard drive when it tries to park/unpark its head. Each click corresponds to one action among these two.
     
  3. Matty0500 macrumors newbie

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  4. Elko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Here's the system.log.

    The processes list wasn't still enough for me to jot them down accurately, as new processes were being added and removed.


    Nov 30 13:54:21 new-host-2 SyncServer[772]: SyncServer: Truth vacuumed. Next vacuum date 2008-12-14 13:54:21 -0500
    Nov 30 13:55:33 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate image path: /var/vm/sleepimage
    Nov 30 13:55:33 new-host-2 kernel[0]: sizeof(IOHibernateImageHeader) == 512
    Nov 30 13:55:33 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Opened file /var/vm/sleepimage, size 2147483648, partition base 0xc805000, maxio 400000
    Nov 30 13:55:33 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate image major 14, minor 1, blocksize 512, pollers 4
    Nov 30 13:55:33 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_alloc_pages flags 00000000, gobbling 0 pages
    Nov 30 13:55:34 new-host-2 kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Down on en1
    Nov 30 13:55:35 new-host-2 kernel[0]: System SafeSleep
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall start
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall time: 97 ms
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: pages 208366, wire 100977, act 53772, inact 7, zf 0, throt 2164, could discard act 43380 inact 6832 purgeable 1234
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall found pageCount 156920
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen, ml_get_interrupts_enabled 0
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen(0)
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: writing 155378 pages
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: image1Size 244637184
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: all time: 7878 ms, comp time: 1195 ms, deco time: 0 ms,
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: image 348823552, uncompressed 636428288 (155378), compressed 345817520 (54%), sum1 44aa883a, sum2 82cd9227
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_write_image done(0)
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: sleep
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Wake reason = OHC1
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: System Wake
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'X0'.
    Nov 30 13:55:46 new-host-2 kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 149 153 157 161 165 40 48 56 64 104 112 120 128 136 153 161 36 44 52 60
    Nov 30 13:55:47 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Link Down
    Nov 30 13:55:47 luke-larsens-macbook configd[33]: setting hostname to "luke-larsens-macbook.local"
    Nov 30 13:55:48 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'US'.
    Nov 30 13:55:48 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 149 153 157 161 165 40 48 56 64 104 112 120 128 136 153 161 36 44 52 60
    Nov 30 13:55:50 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: MAC AUTH succeeded
    Nov 30 13:55:50 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Up on en1
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook mDNSResponder[21]: Note: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (192.168.1.5); network traffic reduction measures in effect
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: hibernate image path: /var/vm/sleepimage
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook mDNSResponder[21]: NOTE: Wide-Area Service Discovery disabled to avoid crashing defective DNS relay 192.168.1.1:53
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: sizeof(IOHibernateImageHeader) == 512
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: Opened file /var/vm/sleepimage, size 2147483648, partition base 0xc805000, maxio 400000
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: hibernate image major 14, minor 1, blocksize 512, pollers 4
    Nov 30 13:55:52 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: hibernate_alloc_pages flags 00000000, gobbling 0 pages
    Nov 30 13:55:52 new-host-2 configd[33]: setting hostname to "new-host-2.home"
    Nov 30 13:55:53 new-host-2 kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Down on en1
    Nov 30 13:55:54 new-host-2 kernel[0]: System SafeSleep
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall start
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall time: 95 ms
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: pages 208532, wire 100348, act 54100, inact 6, zf 0, throt 2162, could discard act 43380 inact 6842 purgeable 1694
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall found pageCount 156616
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen, ml_get_interrupts_enabled 0
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen(0)
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: IOPolledInterface::checkForWork[4] 0xe00002eb
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: all time: 4 ms, comp time: 0 ms, deco time: 0 ms,
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: image 0, uncompressed 0 (0), compressed 0 (0%), sum1 3803e2d2, sum2 0
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: hibernate_write_image done(e00002eb)
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: sleep
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Wake reason = OHC1 EC
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: System Wake
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'X0'.
    Nov 30 13:55:57 new-host-2 kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 149 153 157 161 165 40 48 56 64 104 112 120 128 136 153 161 36 44 52 60
    Nov 30 13:55:58 new-host-2 kernel[0]: Link Down
    Nov 30 13:55:58 new-host-2 mDNSResponder[21]: Note: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:0223:12FF:FE56:08E3); network traffic reduction measures in effect
    Nov 30 13:55:58 luke-larsens-macbook configd[33]: setting hostname to "luke-larsens-macbook.local"
    Nov 30 13:55:59 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'US'.
    Nov 30 13:55:59 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 100 104 108 112 116 120 124 128 132 136 140 149 153 157 161 165 40 48 56 64 104 112 120 128 136 153 161 36 44 52 60
    Nov 30 13:55:59 luke-larsens-macbook mDNSResponder[21]: Note: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (FE80:0000:0000:0000:0223:12FF:FE56:08E3); network traffic reduction measures in effect
    Nov 30 13:56:01 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: MAC AUTH succeeded
    Nov 30 13:56:01 luke-larsens-macbook kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Up on en1
    Nov 30 13:56:01 luke-larsens-macbook mDNSResponder[21]: Note: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (192.168.1.5); network traffic reduction measures in effect
    Nov 30 13:56:03 new-host-2 configd[33]: setting hostname to "new-host-2.home"
    Nov 30 13:56:03 new-host-2 mDNSResponder[21]: NOTE: Wide-Area Service Discovery disabled to avoid crashing defective DNS relay 192.168.1.1:53



    I'll reset the PRAM and get back to you.
     
  5. Elko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Reseting the PRAM worked. Thanks, Matty. It's greatly appreciated!
     

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