My Retina MacBook Takes half a minute to go to sleep?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Chuck-Norris, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    my macbook is only a couple months old and takes half a minute to go to sleep.

    i noticed this last week.

    when you close the lid you can hear the fans still going for half a minute

    when you have it open and click sleep on the top corner the screen goes black but is still on with the mouse cursor and takes half a minute to sleep

    any suggestions or solutions?

    i did a diagnotic test thing ststartup but shows no problems
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Lucky you, mine is so lazy it goes to sleep randomly!

    Have you checked for background applications that could interfere with sleep mode?
  3. Chuck-Norris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    background apps? do u check that lol
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    Use activity monitor, all processes, and sort by %CPU--see if something is using CPU cycles before you close the lid. I run into that problem too and it is always something that is running when you think there is no activity. (note that kernel_task is always doing something so look for something other than that)
  5. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    This is normal imo... all Macbooks have this problem.
  6. Chuck-Norris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    all macbooks? mine wasnt like this a week ago
  7. raptor402 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2011
    AFAIK, the MacBook dumps the entire RAM onto the HDD/SSD before going to proper sleep. I'm not sure whether the fans keep spinning during that process, but that might just be the case. The longer sleep time might be a big application hogging up your memory. Or maybe there's just some inactive RAM if you haven't rebooted in a long time. Run purge in your terminal. Check Activity Monitor for memory hogging applications.


    UPDATE: I checked; fans keep running while the memory is being dumped during sleep. It's normal.
  8. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    No s---. But once it happens, it's going to be a regular occurrence.
  9. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    This is normal behavior for a MacBook.

    Both of my Mac's take about the same amount of time to go to sleep. Nothing to worry about.

    - Kyle
  10. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Both my 2012 rMBP and Mid 2011 MBA do this sometimes. Sometimes quick, sometimes slow. Same with wakeup. I think it might cold boot faster than than wake up sometimes. Both have had all sorts of resets, clean OS installs, etc. Not sure why it just started for you though. Mine have been this way OOB. Not overly annoying though. I used to wait 5 minutes for DOS to load from floppy disk. I can handle this.
  11. Chuck-Norris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    ust discovered my mac oes to sleep instantly when google chrome is not running. when it is it takes half a minute

    strange though cause ive had chrome running before and it usualy goes to sleep quick?
  12. Benjamin99 macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    I notice Chrome to be a huge memory hog and have noticed that it takes longer to shutdown/sleep if i leave Chrome running (and usually have 10 or so tabs open....bad habit).
  13. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    I'm about to hop back on Firefox because of this. But then again going to sleep slow isn't really an issue...
  14. Chuck-Norris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    i went to chrome from firefox cause firefox hogged even moree memory lolz
  15. 3lite macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2011
    You sure? Chrome hogs the most out of any web browser except for maybe Safari.
  16. Chuck-Norris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
    what confuses me is that the mac would go to sleep pretty quick before even if i had google chrome running...
  17. Count Blah macrumors 68040

    Count Blah

    Jan 6, 2004
    US of A

    Yes, my cMBP experiences this as well. I thought it was my VMs, but after a recent forced reboot upgrade, I was experiencing this without the VMs even running. Stinks compared to prior versions. I remember my G4 MBP instant sleeping/waking to the point where the G4 was ready for action before I fully swung up the display. NOW I often sit there hitting shift, spacebar, ESC, return, mouse click for upwards of minute, before my machine wakes from sleep.

    One step forward, two steps back.
  18. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    Mine did that. Had to reinstall the OS from scratch to fix the problem.

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