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BoxWithADot

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I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro and I recently noticed a strange issue that occurs when I put the notebook into sleep mode, either via closing the lid or manually in the Apple menu. When I sleep the machine, the white LED (sleep indicator light) on the front of the notebook stays on and is solid, rather than pulsing as per usual. I have tried a few things to solve the problem such as resetting the SMC and making sure all processes were terminated before sleeping the notebook, but have been unable to solve the problem. I have noticed no other problems that could be related to this one, but I am worried that my computer isn't sleeping properly (HDD is still active perhaps?) If anyone has a solution, I'm open to suggestions.
 

BoxWithADot

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Jul 5, 2012
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Sorry, I guess I was a bit short. It just seemed like this post was being completely passed over haha.

mohsy90 - I didn't find much information pertinent to my problem besides things that I have already tried. And believe me, I did quite a bit of research into the problem before posting! :p

yusukiaoki - It will stay on all night haha! I slept the computer and woke up the next morning and the light was still on solid. (And I'm sure I reset my SMC correctly :D)

Macman45 - I did try resetting the SMC.
 
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daleski75

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Sorry, I guess I was a bit short. It just seemed like this post was being completely passed over haha.

mohsy90 - I didn't find much information pertinent to my problem besides things that I have already tried. And believe me, I did quite a bit of research into the problem before posting! :p

yusukiaoki - It will stay on all night haha! I slept the computer and woke up the next morning and the light was still on solid. (And I'm sure I reset my SMC correctly :D)

Macman45 - I did try resetting the SMC.

Have you checked for any apps/processes which are keeping your laptop awake all the time?
 
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BoxWithADot

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Jul 5, 2012
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daleski75 - Yep, I've checked the activity monitor and everything seems normal. And as I said, I've shut down every single app before sleeping with no results.
 
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zerotiu

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daleski75 - Yep, I've checked the activity monitor and everything seems normal. And as I said, I've shut down every single app before sleeping with no results.

I once had this issue but my hdd was in sleep condition, so I didn't think about it. Then I ran techtool pro to do maintenance every month and it's gone.

*a bit off topic, it seems techtool pro website is hacked...lol
 
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BoxWithADot

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Jul 5, 2012
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I once had this issue but my hdd was in sleep condition, so I didn't think about it. Then I ran techtool pro to do maintenance every month and it's gone.

*a bit off topic, it seems techtool pro website is hacked...lol

Never heard of techtool. What kind of maintenance did it do?
 
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BoxWithADot

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Jul 5, 2012
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Try changing it to suspend to ram only and see if that makes any difference to rule out any issues with the hdd.

Just tried it, left it for about 5 minutes, no change. Light is still steady on, and when I put my ear to the machine I still hear a slight whirring that quieter than the fans, which inclines me to believe its the HDD.

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I think the micromat site is down.. but here a review for techtool pro : http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/4307/techtool-pro/

Interesting. Strange that it includes defragmentation, as OSX doesn't allow data to become fragmented in the first place as I understand.
 
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daleski75

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Just tried it, left it for about 5 minutes, no change. Light is still steady on, and when I put my ear to the machine I still hear a slight whirring that quieter than the fans, which inclines me to believe its the HDD.

This might be a long shot but change the sleep mode back to default and then download the latest combo update for your OS and then install the combo update and try closing the lid on your laptop and see if there is any difference.
 
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BoxWithADot

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Jul 5, 2012
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This might be a long shot but change the sleep mode back to default and then download the latest combo update for your OS and then install the combo update and try closing the lid on your laptop and see if there is any difference.

Okay, it's worth a shot. Downloading it now.
 
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