MacBook Pro Light Not Blinking on Sleep

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  1. alexbates macrumors 65816

    alexbates

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    I have the older MacBook Pro with the sleep light on the front button that attaches the screen to the main computer. I noticed that the light no longer blinks when it is on sleep. I recently upgraded my internal HD and have no idea if that could have caused it or not. I guess, since my Mac is three years old, there is also the possibility that the light just got old and went out.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it not light up at all? Did it stop working right after you replaced the HD?
     
  3. alexbates thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, I haven't seen it light up at all since I upgraded it.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is still actually sleeping, right?

    I mean, it's not shutting off or safe sleeping is it?
     
  5. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    ok, you may need to open you MBP back up and check things out. There are some red/black cables that are glued onto the HD that I think are power cables, one lead I believe goes to that light you are talking about, they are clip in leads on top of the HD that could have come unplugged in the swap out process.... Not to sure though
     
  6. alexbates thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I'll try to do that. I remember connecting all of those cables back in the right spot though. Maybe it could be a loose connection.

    And yes, it goes to sleep properly. The light is the only thing that I have noticed going wrong.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    upon waking up the MBP from sleep, does there appear a grey "loading" screen??

    im just curious, it might be going into "Deep Sleep" for some odd reason..
     
  8. alexbates thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No, it seems to wake up the same (optical disk drive makes the same noise and screen comes up normal)
     

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