Wake up Macbook

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

  1. beardymouse macrumors newbie

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    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

    shady825

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    Have you restarted lately? has it always done this?

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

    cellocello

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    Hmm, can't say I've ever had this.

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

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    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

    MackBook

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

    Mack
     
  6. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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

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    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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