Wake up Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beardymouse, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. beardymouse macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2008
    I have a 2.4ghz 4GB Alu Macbook. I put it to sleep by putting down the lid but when I lift the lid again it won't wake up.

    I hear the HDD whirring so it is obviously doing something, I just get a black screen though and end up having to force it to shut down.

    Any reason why it does this? Anyone else got the same problem and/or remedies?
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    Have you restarted lately? has it always done this?

    People will probably need more info to help with your problem..
  3. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    Hmm, can't say I've ever had this.

    Have you tried checking out Apple's Support site?
  4. beardymouse thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2008
    Yeah I restart every day or two.

    What more info do you need? I'm a relatively heavy user (multiple apps, no games), it's all fully updated. I lift up the lid again and I just get a black screen.
  5. MackBook macrumors newbie


    Dec 18, 2008
    Sounds like one of the sensors is messed up. You should take it to the apple store near by.

  6. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Check the console to see why it doesn't wake up properly.
  7. chill. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2008
    the aluminum macbooks have known sleeping issues, there was a firmware update that addressed this released maybe 2 weeks ago, make sure you have that updated

    i've experienced sleep problems where my macbook would sleep but not deep sleep/hibernate. when i put it away in my backpack, it would overheat and would not turn on, so i had to force shutdown. to address this, i downloaded a program called "deep sleep" that made the macbook hibernate whenever the lid was closed

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