Sleeping macbook overheats?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kakkoiimac, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. kakkoiimac macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    Ok...this is the second time this has happened. I shut my macbook expecting it to go to sleep. I then put it in its booq sleeve and put it in my back pack. About 40 minutes late i pull it out of the case and it is WAY hot and the fan is going like crazy. I open it up and i cant do anything, i think because it is over heated.

    what is the deal? Has anyone ever had this happen to them? any help will be appreciated...thanks
  2. holamiamigos macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2006
    yes this happened to me about 3 times before but sorry i dont know what to do
  3. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    I'm not sure why it happens but it only seems to happen to me when i put the computer to sleep in clamshell mode.

    The computer hangs and CPU usage goes to 100%.

    The only way back out of this is a hard reboot for me as well.

    Regardless of whether I wait 1 minute or don't realize it and put it in its sleeve and wait 30 minutes.

    Hopefully a future OS update will fix this.
  4. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    This exact thing happened to me as well. It also happened to me when I shut down my macbook and close the lid before it finishes. Anyways, it seems like it's off, I put it into my booq vyper XS2 and after I get home from work the computer is blazing hot and fans going full blast. I don't know if I should take it in to apple or what. Sorry can't be too much help.
  5. kakkoiimac thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    alrighty, i have cooled down my computer and now have the joy to post from my macbook instead of the crappy dell lab computer... here is the report for anyone that can decipher this:

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A3135): Unresolved kernel trap (CPU 1, Type 14=page fault), registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x00000024, CR3: 0x00d5f000, CR4: 0x000006e0
    EAX: 0x00000000, EBX: 0x03820190, ECX: 0x00000000, EDX: 0x04dc8a00
    CR2: 0x00000024, EBP: 0x24ffbf28, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0x04dc8a00
    EFL: 0x00010297, EIP: 0x00392bc1, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x038c0010

    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x24ffbd78 : 0x128d1f (0x3c9540 0x24ffbd9c 0x131df4 0x0)
    0x24ffbdb8 : 0x1a3135 (0x3cf1f4 0x1 0xe 0x3cea24)
    0x24ffbec8 : 0x19a8d4 (0x24ffbee0 0x0 0x1 0x3823510)
    0x24ffbf28 : 0x3945ea (0x4dc8a00 0x10 0x37fd428 0x37ec3e)
    0x24ffbf58 : 0x397bf1 (0x37fd400 0x135ec3 0x0 0x37ce144)
    0x24ffbf88 : 0x397927 (0x37fd2c0 0x0 0x450 0x1203)
    0x24ffbfc8 : 0x19a74c (0x37fd2c0 0x0 0x19d0b5 0x37cd718) Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0x0

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Mon Sep 25 19:42:00 PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.13.8.obj~1/RELEASE_I386

    Model: MacBook1,1, BootROM MB11.0061.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core Duo, 2 GHz, 2 GB
    Graphics: Intel GMA 950, GMA 950, Built-In, spdisplays_integrated_vram
    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 1 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x168C, 0x86), 0.1.30
    Bluetooth: Version 1.7.9f12, 2 service, 0 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
    Serial ATA Device: ST96812AS, 55.89 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-857
    USB Device: Built-in iSight, Micron, Up to 480 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, Apple Computer, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: IR Receiver, Apple Computer, Inc., Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA
    USB Device: Bluetooth HCI, Up to 12 Mb/sec, 500 mA

    i have no clue what this means...or how to prevent this in the future...
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Make sure to wait for it to completely go to Sleep before closing the lid. Something about closing the lid while it is still in the 'go to sleep' process interrupts the process.
  7. kakkoiimac thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    i didnt tell it to go to sleep, i just shut the lid...should i manually go to sleep before shutting the lid?
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I had this exact same problem with my MacBook Pro. It was responsive when I opened the laptop though.
  9. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    i can answer this. this also happened to me. even though you put your macbook to sleep its still on and most likely its still heated up and your putting it in a warm place were it cant breathe so it tries to cool itself down with its fans on max.
  10. wanda macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2006
    In a van down by the river
    "i didnt tell it to go to sleep, i just shut the lid...should i manually go to sleep before shutting the lid?"

    I had some sleep issues with my MacBook right after i bought it in august of 06 so here's my 2 cents. By shutting the lid your telling it to go to sleep. Yes you can manually tell it to sleep but shutting the lid should do the same thing. If you shut the lid and wait about 20 seconds, does the light on the front go from steady bright to a slow pulse? if it does your computer is now sleeping. if not, the magnets that keep the lid shut and signal your computer to enter sleep mode may be misaligned which may be why its still on and running.
  11. alawrence101 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Same problem here (with a Macbook Pro). It's happened a few times--occasionally, the computer just doesn't go to sleep when I shut the lid.

    A couple times, I haven't caught this until much later when I discover an extremely hot computer in my bag with the battery depleted and needing a hard reboot to turn on.

    A couple other times, I've caught this within a few minutes and found it had continued behaving as it would had the case been left open (a couple downloads had made progress, and Gmail Notifier said that it had checked my email during the time it was closed).

    I really hope there's a firmware/OS fix for this soon. Or is it a hardware problem?
  12. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    This hasn't happened to me personally, But it has happeend to two friends of mine, each with a CD MBP. One had a glossy screen which now has marks burned into it.
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    yes, it's happened to me. It actually happened today (but I caught it quickly). I don't know what causes it, but it is pretty frustrating.
  14. McGarvels macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    It happened to me again, and I did everything I could think of to make sure it would go to sleep. Now I'm so paranoid that when I drive home from work I have my incase bag and booq sleeve opened a bit just so I can feel the computer to ensure it's not blazing hot. Apple really needs to fix this since it doesn't seem like an uncommon problem with us CD MB and CD MBP owners.
  15. alawrence101 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    A little update on mine:

    It's not a latch issue. When closing the book was failing to put it to sleep earlier today, I instead just tried telling it to go to sleep through the menu. The computer just sat there functioning as if I had never told it anything. It wouldn't sleep this way either.

    I had to restart to get the sleep function working again.

    So hopefully it's an OS issue that can be corrected...
  16. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Digital World
    Posts like this scare me. Is your firmware up to date? If not, update and it will solve the problem.
  17. alawrence101 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2005
    Everything is up to date. My hope is just that the problem seems common enough, they must be working on a fix.

    For the time being, I'll just have to be a little paranoid and double-check if it's really asleep.
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    once it goes to sleep, you are fine. So just make sure the sleep light starts "breathing" once the computer is closed, and you'll be ok. When this happens, it starts at the time you close your computer.
  19. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    I had the same occurence several times with my CD MBP, and the best way to cure my MBP's insomnia is to do a restart. After that, the problem dissapears. Another option is to just sleep your computer by pressing command+option+eject.
  20. whaleboy macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    I have a brand new CD MBP and am running into the same thing... most of the time closing puts it to sleep, but after a while it won't sleep when shut. If I restart, its fine for a while but will eventually have the same problem again. When I shut it, I have to wait a few seconds to make sure the light starts pulsing and I then know its sleeping. If not, I have to shut it down. I tried putting it to sleep manually when the problem first cropped up, and it would, but it woke up when I closed the lid.

    When I have the time, its going in to get fixed. I'm a bit disappointed that my first Mac is already flaky after just 2 weeks. It was problems like this that made me decide to get a Mac in the first place...

  21. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    Make sure there are no programs which could be waking your MacBook from sleep, for example iCal Alarms. A big one is to check to see if 'Wake for Ethernet Administrator Access' is unchecked in the Energy Saver preference pane.

    I had the same issue with my MacBook Pro, and it was because something was waking it from sleep...
  22. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    LIKEWISE! (sense the frustration?)

    i even brought mine to the genius bar when the problem emerged again, demonstrated it wasn't going to sleep, and they took it in. the engineer couldn't replicate the problem (of course, it was probably shut down and restarted before the engineer got ahold of the thing!) since then, motherboard replaced due to loud (to my ears) whine, but even still the problem persists. (so it's not a motherboard problem, like the guy behind the genius bar thought it was when the sleep problem was demonstrated to him...)

    anyone have luck on this?

  23. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    Just make ABSOLUTELY sure you are up to date with the latest EFI
    on your MBP

    Boot ROM Version will be:
    MBP11.0055.B08 (MacBook Pro 15 inch)
    MBP12.0061.B03 (MacBook Pro 17 inch)

    You can confirm the version of the Boot ROM installed on your computer using System Profiler.
  24. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
  25. vandit09 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2007
    Ive got the same issue (overheating + wake up issue)

    I got the same issue (overheating issue while in sleep mode). However, my problem is that after a few hours in sleep mode, the pulsing light turns solid, then after it wont wake up from the sleep. At the same time, the fans are in full blast as if the cpu is at 100% because of overheating. Only solution is to do a hard reboot of the system. This is a brand new mac book pro (3 weeks old). has anyone have the same problem? this has happened to me three times already.

    Any suggestions anyone?



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