Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 1:21 PM (in response to prof paddle)
Hey I had the same issue. Took it back to the Apple store, got a new one, and this one also has the same issue. I'm not sure what it has to do with but it doesn't happen everytime. Sometimes takes 10-20 seconds to wake up out of sleep, sometimes just gets stuck in "limbo" with only the mouse visible. Not sure what component is causing this but this seems to be a major issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 2:03 AM (in response to prof paddle)
I am having this same problem with my 11inch 2011 MBA ... I will leave my computer, come back to the screen saver, and it wont wake up from sleep.. i end up powering it down and starting it back up
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 7:25 AM (in response to prof paddle)
Instant on my ***. What the **** apple!!!!!!?????? I close the lide on my 2011 MBA 11" and then come back later andopen it. What happens? The ******* thing wont turn on instantly. It takes 10 seconds or more.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 10:52 AM (in response to prof paddle)
This sounds like a common problem and not one that was experienced on the 2010s. I'm guessing this is a bug, either in Lion or the firmware, and will be addressed in a future software update.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 8:32 AM (in response to prof paddle)
I have the same issue. My external monitor is on, but with a black screen. Nothing other than a hard reset gets me back into my Mac.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 9:50 AM (in response to prof paddle)
Actually, the 2010's had this problem so bad at first that they couldn't be resarted at all. That's my understanding. Apple had to give people new computers and this is why they had refurbished ones after about a month. My 2010 13 has always had sleep problems. It has never quit not going to sleep and fully discharging the battery. Very disappointing since this was touted as such a wonderful feature.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 11:12 AM (in response to prof paddle)
Hey folks, so I decided after 2 machines with the issue to return my MacBook Air. I really loved the device but just can't live with the wake issues. Until they have some fix or firmware update, I'll hold off on purchasing it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to prof paddle)
I turned my screen saver time to exceed the time to go to sleep and this seems to have improved the situation. When I open my screen it now takes 4 seconds to wake up. This seems reasonable and consistent with the Airs I used at the Apple Store.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 7:16 AM (in response to prof paddle)
Not completely sure if my issue is the exact same but it's close enough. Basically my new 11" appears to wake quickly, meaning I see the screen, but for at least 3 seconds I can't move the mouse or type or see any on screen movement. Verified the same issue with at least 3 in store 11" and 1 13". Also verified on one in my office and was told by someone else of the same issue.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 10:20 AM (in response to prof paddle)
Same here: brand-new Core i7 Air 11", and I always think it has died when I left the lid or hit a key to wake. It takes 5 to 6 seconds for the screen to come on (at which point, thankfully, the machine does seem to be working fine).
It feels like an eternity. MUCH slower to wake than my 5-year-old non-SSD Macs running Leopard and Snow Leopard!
This problem is true regardless of several variables:
* How long ago I put it to sleep (even just moments ago)
* Screen saver in use or not (Computer Name)
* Password lock or not
* Wake to my account vs. wake to login screen
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 9:02 AM (in response to Morgan Adams1)
Same issue here. Waking from sleep is waaay slower than my 5 year old MacBook Pro 17". Sigh.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to prof paddle)
So like I told you I returned my macbook air. Well I have a MacBook Pro 17'' and I just ordered a Crucial 128GB SSD, and installed it yesterday night into my MBP. Turns out now I have the same "long wake" issue.
I guess it's not the MacBook Airs that have the problem, it's the way Lion handles SSDs. I installed Snow Leopard on it just to see how it fairs, and it doesn't have this issue, so now I'm fairly certain this is actually a software issue with Lion v.s. a hardware issue with the new MBA's.
Which means... that should probably hound Apple at getting their SSD handling right in Lion. At least I now know what the problem is.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 11:28 AM (in response to squarecircles)
This is helpful information. Sorry you had to find out by returning the Air, but I suspected it was a Lion issue since lots of us who had both the 2010 and 2011 MacBook Airs noticed this. Your post confirms that. Hopefully Apple is working on a fix. In any case, I reported it to Apple here as an OS X problem.