Wake up Macbook Air from sleep by opening the lid?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nefa, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. nefa macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I just got a new 13" MBA (had the 2008 white Macbook before) and I was wondering if there is an option to wake up the MBA by opening the lid like it is with Macbook and MBP?

    In order to wake it up I need to tap the space bar a few times, it also doesn't wake up with clicking the trackpad. I'm not even complaining about the few seconds it takes to function normally again, that seems to be a Lion issue and I just hope they release an update soon...

    Anyway, I'd like to wake up my MBA when I open the lid, does anybody know how I can do that?
     
  2. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    This is kinda funny. It already does wake when you open the lid, but lion is causing it to take a long time to wake. Fix will be coming out soon.
     
  3. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Opening the lid will wake up your MBA from sleep. Don't push anything and see if it happens within a few seconds. If it doesn't, maybe you need to take it in to the Apple Store.

    Lion makes the "instant-on" feature not so instant anymore. My MBA (which used to wake up instantly, within 1 second, on Snow Leopard now takes 4-5 seconds with Lion). Hopefully they release a fix for this soon.
     
  4. nefa thread starter macrumors member

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    Gosh, seriously... you are right, it does wake up, it just takes like 30 seconds. I really hope they release a fix for that soon, it's annoying!

    Thanks for you help, guys!
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    10.7.1 fixed that... :cool:
     
  6. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    Fix released, like 15 minutes after you commented :D
     
  7. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    They must have listened to me when I said soon!
     
  8. nefa thread starter macrumors member

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  9. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    is it the 10.7.1 version that should have this resolved?
     
  10. nefa thread starter macrumors member

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    Just installed 10.7.1 and it didn't fix anything.
     
  11. radiohead14 macrumors 6502a

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    i just started getting a weird issue before i even installed 10.7.1

    when i close the lid, and it doesn't matter if it's 5 mins or 5 hours it's been closed.. when i open it up.. i just get a black screen. the keyboard lights up, but nothing wakes the display on. the only solution is to hard reboot. :(

    i'm hoping 10.7.1 fixes this...
     
  12. TheJing macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the exact same "issue".

    My Macbook Pro wakes up instantly and the screen is on as soon as the lid is opened. But my macbook air seems to take a few seconds.

    It's not really a problem but kind of annoying when you're used to it waking up instantly.

    Anyone having this "issue" with 10.7.2?
     
  13. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Same issue in 10.7.2. Takes a few seconds for the trackpad/keyboard to respond.
     
  14. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    Does it seem even slower to anyone in 10.7.2 compared to 10.7.1? Mine does.
     
  15. oghowie macrumors 6502a

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    Mine takes 5-15 seconds to wake from sleep. It's not a big deal, but pretty annoying since most reviews I have read say it's supposed to wake from sleep in a couple seconds.
     
  16. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    That's terrible. My friend's MBA 2010 often wakes up before I even fully finish opening the lid!
     
  17. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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    It takes around 5-10 seconds to wake from hibernation (been sleeping for over an hour) and only a few seconds to wake from sleep. Doesn't really both me considering I come from Windows where I would have to boot up every time I wanted to get on my laptop.
     
  18. hundleton1 macrumors 6502

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    I'm still getting a few second freeze when it wakes up, the screen is on by the time the lid is open but keyboard and mouse a frozen for 5 seconds.

    its petty i know but annoying still :mad:
     
  19. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I get this as well on my Air, but not on my MBP. It can be annoying, yes.
     
  20. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    I can't believe this issue still exists. I bought a computer with a SSD for a freakin' reason
     
  21. Srirama macrumors member

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    Has this issue still not been fixed?
    Any 3rd part fixes out there in the wild?
    Sigh,Just got a macbook air with high expectations.
    My macbook pro wakes faster than this. :|
     
  22. Neon01 macrumors member

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    This. A thousand times, this.
     
  23. Poindexter333 macrumors member

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    How about being able to disable wake-on-open like on SL? The older terminal command no longer works on Lion.

    Having opened a laptop bag only to find an almost dead battery and a surface of the sun temp inside due to the older MBA turning itself on in the bag makes me miss this option.
     
  24. beeh macrumors regular

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    I've had this issue from day 1 with my MBA ( purchased Dec. 2010 ). Been trying to get it fixed, apple store has replaced the display, deleted a "sleep cache", etc. But it still exists. If you have the issue, I think you're stuck with it unfortunately.

    Last time I was in ( a few hours ago ) they recommended a fresh OS install and I thought for a second I was in the Microsoft store. :)
     
  25. MacPC macrumors regular

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    Even tho this thread is a bit old, I feel like to put in my two cents, I have a 2008 MBA, with Lion 10.7.4. once the lid opens , it wake up with second!:)
     

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