Strange issue

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  1. BoxWithADot macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. BoxWithADot, Jul 5, 2012
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    How long does it stay solid?
    It sometimes take 5min for a HDD to sleep, or mine use to.
     
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  7. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  8. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked for any apps/processes which are keeping your laptop awake all the time?
     
  9. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked the hibernation modes?

    http://etherealmind.com/osx-hibernate-mode/
     
  11. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    daleski75 - My hibernation mode is currently 3 (suspend to disk + RAM).
     
  12. zerotiu macrumors regular

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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
     
  13. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Never heard of techtool. What kind of maintenance did it do?
     
  14. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. zerotiu, Jul 6, 2012
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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/

    correction : I use techtool pro 5.04
    It seems 6.04 version is a disaster *facepalm*
     
  16. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.

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    Interesting. Strange that it includes defragmentation, as OSX doesn't allow data to become fragmented in the first place as I understand.
     
  17. daleski75 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  18. BoxWithADot thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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