Macbook won't sleep

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RollTide, May 12, 2009.

  1. RollTide macrumors 6502

    RollTide

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    Ok so my wife's macbook has the lid closed and is constantly waking itself up. Nothing is plugged into the macbook. It is on the charger and receiving full power.

    I have tried to put it to sleep using Apple>sleep> off etc. and after about 3 seconds it wakes back up with the lid open. All night we hear the dvd rom booting up and the Mac wakes up. Any suggestions???
     
  2. MrM macrumors 6502

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    You don't have Bluetooth enabled by any chance, do you?
     
  3. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

    RollTide

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    It does this with Bluetooth on and off. Thanks though, I really hadn't thought of it.
     
  4. MrM macrumors 6502

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    Weird. Do you have the latest software updates? 10.5.7 came out today.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  6. Odid macrumors regular

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    Same problem. I also can hear the DVD booting up on and off. When I open it up, it's very hot. I got scared that it might harm the CPU so recently have been shutting it down.

    I don't use bluetooth as mentioned by the other poster so I don't understand what would be the problem other than the superdrive. or something else.
     
  7. Beanlok macrumors regular

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    The sound from the super drive is simply the sound it makes when waking from sleep. There must be something waking your computer bluetooth, usb peripherals, or network. I had the same problem I'm sure the fix wont matter as you said it does it with bluetooth off, but this may be worth a shot! Go to bluetooth prefs > Advanced > Uncheck allow bluetooth devices to wake my computer from sleep. Hopefully that works, if not, call Apple!
     
  8. DPB17 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah! Did you spill some Red Bull on it?
     
  9. RollTide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it hasn't flown away (RedBull), but I am going to get her to try the bluetooth thing even though it's been off. Oh well thanks for trying to help guys, it's an annoying issue.
     

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