SR 2.2 Macbook Pro Wakes Up when moved

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dsheli, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. dsheli macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    Hey guys,
    I just got a new macbook pro (first mac) and whenever I move it, it will wake up. For example if I close the lid, the computer starts to breath, then when I pick it up to put it into its bag the apple logo lights up and the super drive makes the eject noise? Should I exchange it?
  2. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    That does not sound right to me. The fact that the superdrive is trying to eject, for whatever reason, the system is registering a keypress on the eject button. Can you see any problems with the keyboard alignment? Did you buy online or instore? If in-store, then definately go for an exchange with a visit to the genius bar. If online, I wonder if you can still have a genius look at it an diagnose it for you and then call Apple.

    Good luck!
  3. jettoblack macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006
    It has happened a couple times to me. If the system is asleep and I pick it up or move my bag around, it will wake up briefly. The optical drive clicks and the hard drive chugs a bit before it goes back to sleep. If thats all it is then I don't mind, but I'm worried it will wake up someday and start overheating in my bag instead of going back to sleep. I have also on at least one occasion been unable to wake it from sleep at all and had to hard restart. Everything else is perfect which makes me reluctant to bring it in and have them break something else...:(
  4. dark5 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Hmmm, this happens with my 2.2 MBP as well. Initially I thought it was something to do with the "accelerometer" taking note that I was moving it in its sleep... But is this really a defect?? That's terrible news for me since mine is CTO (damn 40GB larger HDD)

    Also, I've had the unable to wake from sleep quite a few times but usually if I just keep opening and closing the lid and waiting a couple minutes between doing so it'll come back eventually. I hope this is at least an OS problem.
  5. TilJ macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2007
    My SR2.4 sometimes wakes from sleep when I pick it up by "squeezing" it rather than lifting it horizontally from the bottom. I just assumed that there was enough flex to allow a key to get pressed somehow.
  6. dantidote macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Same problem here on my 2.2. Its very strange.
  7. Mr Fusion macrumors 6502a

    Mr Fusion

    May 7, 2007
    Did you have the BTO motion sensor installed? :D
  8. dark5 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    I fixed the issue!

    Actually, I found a very good bypass for the issue in this thread:

    The jist of it is that you can do the following and the MBP with still go to sleep when you close the lid but will not wake until you press a button:

  9. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    i thought the problem was a button press was waking the mac up! :confused:
  10. Infinity macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    Perth, Australia
    Doesn't the Superdrive make a sound/media check when woken from sleep anyway? So that part seems to be within normal operation...Seems to me that the mechanism for waking the computer when moved would have something to do with a faulty/over-sensitive latch?? Just a thought.

    Regardless, I probalby wouldn't tolerate that and a simple workaround fix for me wouldn't suffice. I'd have it checked out since it is still new.
  11. dark5 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Yup. That appears to be the problem. At least it was for me.

    Honestly with all the faulty Macbooks being pumped out I'd be more than happy for a simple "fix" than exchange an otherwise fine Macbook for one with either a yellow screen, flickering screen, terrible heating issues, kernal panic issues etc... Plus if you have a CTO you don't really have a choice, and with all the horror stories I've heard from apple "repairing" slight defects in their products there's no way in hell I'm letting them touch my Macbook.

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