MBPR: Sleep/Wake/Shutdown/Power up issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dade247, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. dade247, Aug 25, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2012

    dade247 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012

    I got my 2.7 16gb 512 mbpr not to long ago, and everything seemed fine but recently I found that sleeping the computer takes more than a few seconds, than opening it up it will take a while to power up the screen.

    A shut down will take anywhere from 2 secs to 20 seconds, mostly 20 seconds.
    power up usually is quick but I also do automatic login as suggested on the net.

    Now, I did think it was software related so I went ahead and did a erase and install..twice. While fixing permissions and reseting pram and SMC.

    Yet, it still happens on a bare bone Mountain lion with nothing installed.
    (I also had graphic tearing)

    If anyone else is experiencing these problems post in this thread, I think this is a more wide spread problem and we could probably find a solution in one thread.

    Helpful links:
    MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0

    Power Nap

    Repairing Permissions

    Reset PRAM

    Reset SMC

    MacBook Pro Retina SMC Update v1.0

    Verbose mode (thanks , nontroppo)

    Hibernation mode discussion

  2. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Normal. It's not instant and it does take a few seconds.

    Power up for me is around 5-10 seconds. Shutdown can be anywhere from 2-20 for me. This is a Mountain Lion issue as Snow Leopard took only seconds to shut down.
  3. Arizor macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2012
    For waking up from sleep, check your hibernate mode. I set mine to 0, but your mileage may vary.

    To check what yours is:

    pmset -g | grep hibernatemode

    To change to hibernatemode 0:

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

    But be sure to read up on the different modes first.
  4. nontroppo macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2009
  5. dade247 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012

    Thanks, I will try this and see how it goes..:eek:
  6. sawthetha macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2012
    Sometimes when I log into my account, the entire screen becomes black and I have to force shutdown my rMBP.
  7. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    Can you explain what hibernate mode does? Also, can anybody confirm that setting it to zero improves the problem?
  8. Arizor macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2012
    Hibernatemode basically just changes how your mac sleeps.

    Depending on the mode, it keeps RAM on (0), saves the contents of RAM to HDD in case of power failure (I think that's 1), or saves contents and keeps RAM on (3).

    0 is the fastest, followed by 3 then 1.
  9. dade247 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012
  10. dade247 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012
    Update: Called Applecare and told them what was going one, long story short. I will be getting a replacement unit, I will have to ship out my Retina and they will expedite me the new one.

    Solution: Call Apple care get your Retina swapped if problem persist.:(
  11. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2012
    That def. dose not look normal! Glad to hear that Applecare has you covered! However, I noticed you had some sort of decal/protector on it... would Applecare cover that as well? Or are you going to have to buy it again because that would suck if you did.
  12. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I guarantee you this problem is not hardware related. I would never go through a time intensive replacement in the moot hope that it would fix the issue. If you're unlucky you get a crappy LG display. Just my two cents.
  13. HighEndMac macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    I am having issues when waking my rMBP from ‘Sleep’ , The screen powers on instantly (like it should) however I cannot move the cursor or type in my PW for a few seconds after, like a lag if you will.

    Anyone else have that issue?
  14. dade247 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012

    Yeah, I decided to contact bestskinever and they are sending me a complementary skin because of the situation.. Awesome =]
  15. dade247 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2012
    I had a lg screen and I was happy with it but this issue I think was hardware because shortly after I had a couple kernel panics and slow all around.

    Replacement unit will be here before sept 4th. So no biggie.

    I also think it might be software but apple care suggested replacing it .
  16. jarvis.pon macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    excuse me...

    What is your state of your new Retina MBP now?

    I'm a Taiwan user . I had a same problem.

    This really is a very annoying problem.....

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