MacBook Pro charge/sleep error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thegman1234, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. thegman1234 macrumors 6502

    thegman1234

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    #1
    Okay here's the story. I had taken my MBP to Apple to have a power board replaced because my notebook wasn't charging.

    Now, if I put my laptop to sleep while charging, and I unplug it, it wakes up while its lid is closed. Then next time I open it, it comes out of sleep mode, I enter my password, and then it goes back to sleep mode, and I have to wait for it to wake again.

    It does the same thing if I sleep the laptop while it's not charging, and then plug the charger in.

    Both of these scenarios involve me closing the lid to sleep it.

    Is this a hardware error or a software error? And does anyone know what to do? I'd rather skip the trip to Apple.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tankgunk macrumors regular

    Tankgunk

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    Try turning off "Require password to wake this computer from sleep or screen saver" in the Security preference pane. (EDIT: I just realized you're probably not running Leopard. I trust you can find this option anyway.) I'd just like to know if that's the problem. If it is the problem, I suppose all you can do is leave it off or complain to Apple. At least this might answer one of your questions, "Is this a hardware error or a software error?". EDIT 2: I just realized that the probable outcome of this is that the Mac will still wake up when you plug in/unplug it, but it will go right back to sleep, which could still be either a hardware or software issue...
     
  3. thegman1234 thread starter macrumors 6502

    thegman1234

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    Good idea, I'll try that. However, I cannot leave the computer that way because I NEED that security lol. But at least this will give me more information for troubleshooting.
     
  4. thegman1234 thread starter macrumors 6502

    thegman1234

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    Well, I unchecked "require a password to log in" and I hate no problems. When I rechecked it, I had no problems for a little while, but then the problem came back.

    Does anybody else have any ideas?
     

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