PB HORROR: Almost had a heart attack this morning!!!11

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by brepublican, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. brepublican macrumors 6502a


    Jul 22, 2005
    Ok, so I dop still have the occasional nightmare that I have scratched my PB (I've only had it for 2 weeks now). But this morning, I woke up to an even nastier surprise. I had put my 12"er to sleep the night before and closed it, leaving the Apple Pro speakers connected (via Firewire). It was plugged in and was not running on battery.

    So imagine my surprise when it failed to wake up. I took about 5 min trying to get it to wake up, pressing shift, return, space bar, etc. Then surprise turned to shock. I was like wtf? :mad: :confused: I could hear it was on, but it wasnt waking up! Power button didnt work either. Took a long shower, came back; nothing. I had to spend like 20 min reading the user's guide. Then I tried ctrl + command + power and phew! It FINALLY turned on! Missed a class cuz of this freak attack.

    Anyone have a clue as to why this happened?
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    Could have been the speakers since they were not built for the powerbook.

    and next time this happens you can always hold down the power button for 4-5 seconds to shut it down, then press it again to turn it on.
  3. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    those speakers soak up allot of juice so it may have screwed the PMU thus needing reseting like you did.
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    The front most USB port on my 12" provides power, even when the computer is asleep. I don't think the back one does. In any case, I charge my phone off my PB, and I once did the same thing. The battery took time to charge, before the computer came on line. I like both of these features. 1-ability to use my PB to power other electronics, and I like protecting the battery.

    My guess is that the speakers kept drawing power, even though your computer was asleep and you weren't attached to the AC.

    There is a second possible cause. I noticed that I had trouble starting my computer after the last upgrade. I may be the only one that had that problem.
  5. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    May want to give a warning to other PB users reading this who are tempted to press this keyboard combination on their PowerBooks.
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    I've seen this happen alot of time on iBooks and PowerBooks at work.
    They seem to "hang" during sleep, not being able to wake up. C'est tout.

    Like you said, pressing < CTRL >, < ALT >, < POWER > forces the restart, and all's well.

    BTW, whenever I have forced a restart on a Mac, I always follow with a reboot in Single User mode, to fun fsck -fy. Pretty often you'll find that some minor repairs had to be done. Just some advice. :)

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