Macbook Pro Wakes From Sleep With Lid Closed

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  1. DarkNemesis618 macrumors newbie

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    When I go to bed, I like to just put my macbook pro to sleep by closing the lid. But almost 100% of the time it wakes itself. It gets really hot when this happens so I've been turning it off most of the time instead, but I'd really like to get this resolved.

    I have an external monitor plugged into it so I know its awake as the screen shifts over to the external monitor. When no monitor is plugged into it, I do occasionally hear the hard drive spin up. I have tried unplugging everything except for the power cable to see if that might help, but the result is the same. Any ideas?

    I have a 1st generation 15" Macbook Pro running OS X 10.5.3.
     
  2. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Maybe something is triggering it? Maybe the mouse or the keyboard?
     
  3. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody living next to you use an apple remote? :D it wakes it from sleep, of course, unless paired.
     
  4. DarkNemesis618 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing's Plugged In

    That's the thing, I do have a wireless keyboard, but like I said, I've unplugged everything from it, and it still happens. Only mouse and keyboard that would cause it are the built in keyboard and trackpad. I would just like to be able to close it again and not have it wake up automatically.
     
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  6. DarkNemesis618 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, both are just run of the mill wireless, when I close the lid, they're unplugged. Bluetooth is turned off on my MacBook Pro anyway.
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Ok Go to System Preferences and go to Keyboard and Mouse. Go to the bluetooth section in Keyboard and mouse and make sure the "Wake computer from bluetooth devices is NOT checked.
     
  8. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    Does the computer also randomly turn on when it's shut down, but plugged into an outlet? I had this and your problem a while back....
     
  9. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Do you have it set to wake on a BT event? I do that with my 12" Powerbook, so that I can run it on an external monitor with the case closed.

    I put it to sleep by closing the lid, then start it back up with a mouse or keyboard movement.
     
  10. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure it actually went to sleep in the first place? sometimes mine has a brain fart and remains in kinda a zombie state when I put it to sleep (the screen goes blank and the sleep light becomes lit but I can still hear the hd spinning, usually only solved w/ a hard reset).
     
  11. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    If these things don't work, bring your Macbook Pro over to the apple store and have it looked at.
     
  12. jomams macrumors newbie

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    any resolve?

    i have this same problem, but it's when my mbp is moved. i put it to sleep via closing the lid or choosing sleep from the shutdown option menu. it goes to sleep (yeah sometimes u have to wait for it to spin down) and will remain sleeping unless i move it physically. i hear it spin back up and the apple logo lights up. if i put it in my bag, 30 min later it will be screaming hot and half the battery is drained.

    i hope it's something because my warranty has run out (though it's been happening for months)!!
     
  13. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    10.5.4

    Perhaps the latest Leopard update (10.5.4) would fix it? I'm not sure, but it's worth updating anyway to ensure the latest security fixes etc. are in place. :p
     
  14. TheCookie macrumors regular

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    Do you put anything over your keyboard? I discovered that the Marware Protection Pack's keyboard cover was waking mine from sleep because it's just thick enough to push one key.
     
  15. magid macrumors 6502

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    I have the same exact problem. Ive kinda gotten used to it though. :rolleyes:
     
  16. rontheancient macrumors regular

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    I had a this problem with my Mac Pro, turns out that it was the built-in camera in my monitor that was causing it. Try unplugging everything but power and close the lid.
     
  17. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a MacBook Pro 2.2GHz and it wakes from sleep every time I shut the lid to put it to sleep. It's driving me bonkers! I got mad at it today and slammed the lid closed. I have repaired permissions, reset the power management, and yet it still does it. I have found that it only really seems to happen when it's plugged in. Maybe it's a bad power adapter?
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Something has to be triggering it and I know power change does not trigger that; do you have an automator task set up?
     
  19. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, no Automator scripts. I had actually just restarted the machine so there wasn't much running. I unplugged the power adapter while it was charging and that was the only way to get it to sleep. An hour or so later when I woke it, it locked up solid (no beachball just froze) and I had to hold the power button down to turn it off. I let it sit overnight and turned it on in the morning. This is really annoying!
     
  20. jomams macrumors newbie

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    apple told me that if i'm going to be moving my mbp that i should always shut it down. bs. they are giving up on sleep??

    from a couple people i've spoken to, including powerbookmedic.com, it's most likely the logic board which runs a thousand dollars plus 90/hr labor.

    bleh.
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    My MBP 2.4" 17" is in repairs this week partly due to that. Bluetooth is turned off.

    Genius Bar was able to reproduce it with their clean OS install, so see if you can try it with a clean OS install, all updates (say on external hd) first.
     
  22. jomams macrumors newbie

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    is yours under warranty?
     
  23. davidino77 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here

    I have a MBA and I have the same exact issue.
    It's 6 month that I owned this Mac and the problem raised just a few days ago when they changed my logic board due to core shutdown problems.

    This morning I discovered that during the night (8 hours) he waken up 13 times.
    It stays awake 30 seconds and then he goes to sleep again... and then again and again.
    I'm quite pissed now.:mad:
     
  24. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Mine seems to sleep okay during the night, but sometimes when I get home during the day it will be on again.

    I just set the Power Settings to put it back to sleep after 45 minutes so if it does wake up, it goes back to sleep soon enough.
     
  25. guru_ck macrumors 6502

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    My MacBook Pro has the same issue. I do have Awaken installed. Anyone else?
     

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