MBP 5,3 Not Sleeping on Battery

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by samh, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    It seems that when I step away from my computer while it is on battery power, the display dims but the computer doesn't actually sleep. That means that within a short time, the battery drains completely (unlike if I close the lid).

    Is that expected behavior? It seems like my MacBook Pro didn't always behave that way.

    Something just occurred to me. Could hdapm cause this?

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  2. elpocholo7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2011
    Open a new Terminal window and write pmset -g while running the mbp on battery

    Then look out for displaysleep variable and check whether it's 0 (imposed by xxx) or not :) In case it's 0 then you should blame a particular application (xxx) to be the culprit !

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