Macbook Pro 15" 2018 randomly freezing keyboard/trackpad on wake.

iMacDragon

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Just seeing if this is happening to anyone else, I have reported it to apple, but seemingly randomly when waking laptop from sleep the keyboard/trackpad become completely unresponsive, requiring a reboot to return to working since beta1.

Rather an annoying issue when it happens, either have to just force power off/on or VNC in to reboot.
 

iMacDragon

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Am I really the only person been having this issue with Catalina? Problem didn't occur until Catalina beta, and when tried to report it was marked unreproducable..
 
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Jimbo Asprilla

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I’m having the same issue too, every time I try and wake my machine it’s totally unresponsive, I’ve reported the issue too, I've tweaked my power settings but it’s still doing it.
 

Kaydin

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Having the same issue with my 2015 13" Retina MacBook Pro. Horrible! It's been here since DP4.
 

iMacDragon

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I've noticed my issues more often on battery, but not any consistent pattern.
 

VHHess

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2015 12 inch MacBook, same problem.

In my case I have used my laptop for a long time so I think the battery is slightly degraded so I always have to keep it plugged into power to do time machine back up… Therefore it seems like I may not be able to do back ups until the next beta. I will see if I can attempt a time machine back up while I’m battery power but I did notice a couple issues where the laptop claimed it needed to charge when I tried to turn on the machine, and then upon hooking up the power cord it was at 61% battery… So my battery probably needs serviced on top of this being an affected 2015 model.

My trackpad freezes when I am trying to do a time machine back up, however I don’t think the battery would last long enough for the large back up I need to do. At first I thought it was because of an overheating issue because the bottom got really warm, about to hot to touch. But even having a cooling pad or even an air conditioning blowing against it, it still kept freezing. And when I came back, whether it was the display turned off or the screen was still on, the entire system was frozen including trackpad.

I will try a time machine back up with power nap disabled and without any power source connect into it. I will do it with 100% charged and see if the system freezes including trackpad. I will mention that the screen image remains the same even when the laptop lid is completely closed.
 

RednBlue

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Same issue for lots of people with 2015 Macbook. I recently had a new battery installed in mine by Apple and the symptoms are identical to yours, except I can use battery only power to get round the problem. It's been reported by quite a few people but you should do the same - hopefully it will be resolved in the next update - it's been two weeks since the last one, so hopefully soon.
 

iMacDragon

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Touch wood, I've not had it happen since 10.15.1 now.. but I'm not calling it solved for sure, as I had a period of several weeks back in september it didn't happen either.
 

Glenny2lappies

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Are you using VMWare Fusion?

Pretty certain these symptoms are caused by that -- have a 16" MBP which suffers from that if a Fusion VM is running. Have other threads here and on VMWare's forums.