Macbook pro 2012 won't sleep

cameronjpu

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I've tried resetting the SMC and disabled handoff. Here is the output of the terminal command that apparently helps sort out the reasons:

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Last login: Sun Oct 8 09:59:20 on ttys000
Camerons-MBP:~ cameronjones$ pmset -g assertions
2017-10-08 10:03:42 -0400
Assertion status system-wide:
BackgroundTask 0
ApplePushServiceTask 0
UserIsActive 1
PreventUserIdleDisplaySleep 0
PreventSystemSleep 0
ExternalMedia 0
PreventUserIdleSystemSleep 1
NetworkClientActive 0
Listed by owning process:
pid 114(hidd): [0x0000001300098050] 00:00:00 UserIsActive named: "com.apple.iohideventsystem.queue.tickle.4294968108.3"
Timeout will fire in 600 secs Action=TimeoutActionRelease
No kernel assertions.
Idle sleep preventers: IODisplayWrangler
Camerons-MBP:~ cameronjones$
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Whether closing the lid while on battery or clicking Apple logo - sleep, the system wakes up after 60 seconds, and runs down its battery overnight. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Wreckus

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Any suggestions? Still haven't found a solution :(
maybe log out of your account before you close the lid. If it goes to sleep when you close the then, then it seems that there's a programs or app running the background that's preventing it to go to sleep when you close the lid.

Only idea that I have unfortunately.
 

cameronjpu

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maybe log out of your account before you close the lid. If it goes to sleep when you close the then, then it seems that there's a programs or app running the background that's preventing it to go to sleep when you close the lid.

Only idea that I have unfortunately.
Thanks. I'll give that a shot and see what happens and update here.
 

cameronjpu

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FYI, problem still happened even when no account was logged in. It also had happened when the current user (me) was not on the computer at all, and there was only a different user (the previous owner).

I think my next step will be to try a full wipe of the computer, unless there are any magical other ideas.
 

cameronjpu

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Final update, I think - I performed an internet recovery install of High Sierra, which did not erase any data (though I expected it to) and appears to have magically solved the problem.
 

cameronjpu

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Oops, spoke too soon. Turns out the issue just comes and goes to a degree. So it kept happening. Last night I tried a full wipe and reinstall, but the problem remains. So it would appear to be hardware related unfortunately. I think this is just a computer that will be turned off instead of allowed to sleep, sadly.