My Macbook Pro randomly restart itself in sleep mode - cause for concern?

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  1. SnowLeopard OSX, Sep 16, 2015
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    SnowLeopard OSX macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

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    Hey guys,

    This morning, I was awoken from sleep by my Macbook making the start up tone. I was confused because the night before, I put the computer in sleep mode. When I woke up, my computer was at the login prompt screen. The weird thing, though, is that it showed the Yosemite stock desktop background which I changed quite a while ago.

    All of my applications were up and left as is the night before. Nothing was lost from my computer. But I was logged out of YouTube which I keep automatically logged in.


    What could be the reason for this? No update took place, because I still have a notification for an update like I did last night. Nothing was installed that I know of. The desktop background image for my external monitor changed, and I had to change it back. My remapped modifier keys did not change.

    Is this any cause for concern? The machine is a brand new mid 2014 rMBP that I bought in early August. It's connected to a Thunderbolt Display.


    Thanks.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It could just be a little sleep/wake glitch or something could have been running in the background that shut down or crashed and caused it to restart. I would not worry too much unless it happens again.
     
  3. SnowLeopard OSX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

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    Nothing crashed, though. And would that be enough to restart my entire computer?
     
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  5. SnowLeopard OSX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SnowLeopard OSX

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    No report, no nothing. Just woke up to the tone of the computer starting up. Then was introduced to the login prompt screen. With a changed external monitor background.

    It hasn't happened since. But I want to know if this is something I should be worried about. As the machine is brand new.
     
  6. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Since you are concerned, make an appointment at an Apple store to have it checked. Apple techs with test software can give you a much better evaluation than people guessing on the internet.
     

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