MacBook Pro sleep right after wake

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  1. parkm13 macrumors regular

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    i have mac os x 10.7.1 lion on a 2011 macbook pro. whenever i open the lid it will wake up for a few seconds then go right back to sleep. this is very annoying! does anyone know a fix to this?
     
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  3. marnuc macrumors member

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    this sometimes happens to me, also with lion, To fix this i just increase the brightness, and the displays automatically turns on, I dont know what this happens but that fixed it.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your 1 year warranty could.
     
  5. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    would apple cover it?
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I don't see why they wouldn't. Your machine has a problem, unless you decided to dump a gallon of water on it, you're covered.
     
  7. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried a full reboot? If not, try that. Even asleep you can shut down the computer by holding down the power button for a few seconds.

    Let us know if that works.
     
  8. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    full reboot does nothing. still wakes up for a few seconds, goes back to sleep, then wakes back up for good. very weird
     
  9. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... Few questions:

    Is it plugged in? running off the battery?
    What peripherals do you have attached?
    What are your current sleep settings?
     
  10. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    it is plugged in. i have speakers plugged in right now. but it does it regardless of what i have plugged in. what do you mean by sleep settings?
     
  11. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    I meant what are your settings in System Preferences regarding when it sleeps. But I wouldn't worry about that. Instead...

    Your best bet is to reset the SMC. It's fairly simple to do. I've pulled the directions from Apple's Knowledge Base article, and you can check it here for more information.

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
    3. Remove the battery.
    4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    5. Release the power button.
    6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
    7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  13. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    then it's time to make an appointment at the genius bar and see what they say. make sure you back her up beforehand.
     
  14. parkm13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i will have to do that. too bad its over an hour drive! thanks for your help everyone!
     
  15. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Another option is to call Apple Care (800.APL.CARE). They will walk you through a few things, probably, but it will beat two or four hours on the road. They can set up a repair and mail you a box to ship it to the repair center (the vast majority of portables left at retail stores go to the same place in the same way).
     

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