Macbook wakes from sleep with lid closed/ wont stay shut down

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eagles58, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. eagles58 macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2008 Aluminum body macbook that they discontinued because it was basically the same as the pro only 200 dollars cheaper :).

    The problem I'm having is that the computer won't stay asleep. I can shut the lid and it will sleep for a few seconds and then the apple lights up and the hard drive makes noises. it will then go back to sleep, and then fire back up and repeat. I also tried using the sleep feature in the apple menu and left the lid open. This also fires the computer back up. Also, when I shut the computer down- lid closed or open, It turns itself on after a few seconds. I tried resetting the SMC using this guide that the Apple care # automated system gave me: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
    (of course this WOULD be the only apple product i dont have apple care on)

    This is not a HUGE deal, but it is nonetheless annoying, and I've only had this for two years, so I'm not ready to replace. The waking is understandably obliterating my battery life.

    I did notice one way to get the computer to STAY shut down. If i shut down the computer and then hurry and take the battery out and put the battery back in, it will stay shut down. BUT i shouldnt have to do this every time just in order to save battery.

    HELP!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... meaning you tried all the suggestions in that article?
     
  5. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, i overlooked the article at first. I went through the article and paid special attention to look over the main causes of sleep problems at the bottom. Still, my computer is an insomniac. :( Thanks for the reference though. Other ideas?
     
  6. eagles58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    could it be a software problem? If so, How could i diagnose which programs keep it from sleeping?
     
  7. xlene macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue! My Macbook Pro will not sleep. When I close the lid, it sleeps then wakes up from sleep, over and over. When I shut it down, it'll turn back ON by itself. It won't stay shut down. But if I hold down the power button for about 5 seconds, it'll stay shut down. What causes this?:mad:
     

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