New MB Pro not sleeping right

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chrisandersen, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
    THis just started, have 10.6.1 installed and stable. When I shut the lid on my MacBookPro, the apple icon does not go out and the screen is still on.
    Checked System Preferences>Energy and have computer sleep 2 hrs, screen 15 minutes. But, it used to sleep as soon as I closed the lid.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    There's a magnet in the body of your computer and a sensor in a corresponding spot in the display assembly. When the sensor detects that it is in close proximity to the magnet, meaning that the lid has been closed, it puts the computer to sleep. However, sometimes the magnet is dislodged, so the sensor can no longer detect when the computer is closed. It sounds like this may be the case for you. Short of taking the computer apart, sounds like you're limited to sleeping manually. You should be able to put the computer to sleep with a quick press of the power button.

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