Shut down / Wake up Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pragmatist12, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. pragmatist12 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    My laptop shuts down when it is unplugged. Even when I have put it to sleep while plugged in, the next time I open my laptop it does not wake up from sleep no matter the combination or number of keys I hit. I have to hit the power button. Sometimes after hitting the power button I get the grey screen and ten bars restarting what was open. Other times, even with a short press, I end up having hard turned it on. That is, my computer DOES turn on when unplugged, so I do not believe it is a battery issue, like everyone else's problems. The battery has 247 cycles, if you were curious. I have reset the SMC as well.

    Because MS Word Autorecover is poor, I actually lost my senior dissertation because of this problem. So, I would really appreciate any tips or ideas or brainstorming from ya'll. Love! :)
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It would help if you mentioned exactly what model MacBook you have, as well as what Mac OS X version you're running. If you try resetting the SMC and that doesn't help, see the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link. This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:

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