Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to McAddict)
I am not sure but i think i had problem even with chrome not running. Can you try to uninstall chrome and see it still runs while closed. I don't think there is a light on mbp retina.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to yanz67)
The problem appears to be something associated with xcode. I'm noticing that I have some misc problems with system hangs when I use xcode and exit out of it. It maybe coincidental but there is some sort of correlation.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to McAddict)
I thought that xcode was also a problem but after removing all version of chrome i haven't had problem since with xcode running or not.
FYI I just ran into an Xcode issue and i think its because of the retina set to more text. When i tried to change the compiler flags the dialog box was not coming out until i enabled assistant editor and then it came out on top right corner almost not seen.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to McAddict)
What light? There does not appear to be a light on the MacBook with retina. (My old MacBook has a light). Is there a light I may not be aware of?
Apparently not. Since it has an SSD and Lion can autoresume (almost) everything, I say you should shutdown any notebook without a sleep indicator light before storing it for more than a couple of minutes. It isn't common for sleep to fail, but it happens enough for me to worry about.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to etresoft)
I'm sorry, but after spending $3K for a laptop I should be able to expect it to do at least the same thing as a $1200 model. I'm not willing to shut down everytime I store it. I'll get a PC if I need to that!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to McAddict)
Then you're in luck. Because a dead MacBook Pro Retina probably has at least as much value as a working PC. Just close it and hope for the best. If it melts the screen, you can sell the parts on eBay. Personally, I suggest AppleCare. If there is no sleep indicator light then Apple is assuming responsibility for successful sleep. If it doesn't sleep and melts, Apple should fix it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to etresoft)
"I say you should shutdown any notebook without a sleep indicator light before storing it for more than a couple of minutes."
"If it melts the screen, you can sell the parts on eBay."
"If it doesn't sleep and melts, Apple should fix it."
Most/all laptops have temperature sensors that would shut the system down way before it "melts". Do you have any idea how hot it would need to get to melt glass?? Apple already takes responsibility... and there is no light on McBook Air as well.
Thanks for your help, but I really don't need advice on how to live with this problem... I'm looking for a solution.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to McAddict)
It is called hyperbole. What is more likely is that your fans will run fast enough to get your machine airborne if it weren't in your backpack. (Another funny example of hyperbole for those of you keeping score at home). Then, when you arrive at your destination, you will have to work tethered to your brick just like all the PC losers.
It is rare for a Mac not to sleep when the lid is closed, but it does happen. Apple even used to recommend the same thing: http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25026 I think that is good advice even with SSD drives. If you don't have a light but do have an SSD and Lion, I think a shutdown is a safe, convenient alternative.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to etresoft)
If you read the article, it is focused on the safety of the HDD. The entire reason why Apple put the light on their laptops was to inform the user as to when the HDD was cycled down, so you know when it safe to move the laptop. Once there was no HHD... there was no light. That's why there is no light on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to McAddict)
McAddict are you still having an issue with mbp not turning off when closing the lid?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to McAddict)
MBPR's don't have the pulsing light. Make sure it's securely closed and the apple light goes out. Also make sure there's no way it can open *after* it's in your backpack or case. That happened on my old MBP because the hinge was a little loose and it flopped open on its own.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 4, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to yanz67)
Yes.... This past week, it happened once again. I've deleted Chrome. I suspected it has something to do with xcode, but it now does not seem related. Is anyone else still seeing the problem?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 11:07 AM (in response to yanz67)
It happened again but I taped this time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn-eO_2gvXQ Doesn't have any sense. No chrome installed nor xcode. I checked the cpu and memory and no services are running. What should I do?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to Lucas879)
I think I saw TimeCapsule right? Is there a chance that your MBPR is doing some sort of a backup? Or maybe it has some network activity. You can turn off you WiFi and see what happens.
It should be something in Monitor Activity. I say don't beat yourself up and go to Genius Bar let them check your machine. Show them the video as well and they will do sth a bout it.
Thanks for the update, good luck.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to Maziyar)
Hi unfortunately TM wasn't running nor any other programs... The monitor activity showed no programs using the CPU in a massive way so I'm confused.
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