Unibody MBP 17" - Open lid to black screen or restart

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  1. dadams1 macrumors newbie

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    Every 2nd or 3rd time I attempt to wake my MBP from sleep by opening the lid (or from sleep in the menu with lid open), the machine is either 1) Unresponsive (can hear fans - still running but no key response) and have to force reboot, or 2) It suddenly reboots on its own.
    Searching previous topics on this and other forums shows a relatively large number of folks with symptom #1, few with symptom #2, all with previous gen MBPs. In any case, I couldn't find an example of someone resolving it (other than sending to Apple).
    What I've tried: Reset SMC, Zap P-RAM, Repaired permissions, hardware test (OK), Disk Utility repair (OK), Tried 9400 & 9600, Disabled Safe Sleep, Removed some apps & startup items, etc.
    Has anyone had this problem? Found a resolution? Otherwise, it looks like I might be without my computer while it is in for repair...
    Thanks!
     
  2. HungrySeacow macrumors regular

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    Have you modified the sleep settings via terminal? I changed mine to mode 3 to stop hibernation and this started happening. I set it back to default and so far so good.
     
  3. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Another option is to wake it via key press, by modifying the sleep settings in terminal.
     
  4. dadams1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was set to safe sleep at default when I began using the MBP. To troubleshoot, I used SmartSleep to disable it and set it to normal sleep to see if this would solve my problem... no luck. I haven't tried setting it back to safe sleep yet - I'll give it a go.
     
  5. dadams1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried just sleeping via the menubar and then waking by hitting the space bar (is this what you mean? not sure...). When I did this, it also made the computer restart, or in one case, just sit there and wait for a forced restart.
    Thanks!
     
  6. dadams1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, to update anyone who's interested, I took it into a visit with a genius. He couldn't figure it out... sent me home with a replacement.
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I have my computer configured to wake when I press a key. However, mine hasn't had a problem with restarting/needing a restart.
    Glad you were able to get a replacement. Best of luck with your new computer.
     

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