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MacbookPro will not wake up from sleep after memory upgrade

889 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2012 9:04 AM by Yusuf Sipahi RSS
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Aug 9, 2012 7:01 AM

I am restarting this topic as I have read thread after thread (many years old) and they all just die off with out any definite solution.


I have a 13" Mid 2010 Mac book Pro which originally came with 250gb HDD and 4gb memory

I have recently upgraded to a 256 SSD and a 1TB HDD optidrive replacement along with a 8GB memory upgrade and I am now running Lion 10.7.4


If I close the lid and open within approximately 1 minute it will wake up quickly as normal, if I leave it asleep for a minute or 2 it will not wake up with out holding the power button for several seconds and then I still need to wait a several seconds for it to respond and actually wake up. Sometimes I will need to completely shut down and restart. If I wanted a computer that takes forever to wake up I would have a PC!


The last thing I upgraded was the memory so I am sure it is the cause of the sleep problem and not the SSD conversion which was working fine with the original 4GB mem before upgrade.


I have read about resting the PRAM, resetting PMC as well as executing a line in the terminal, but all of these seem to have variable success. I have tried every thing but using the terminal to adjust the hibernate mode setting as I am not proficient with terminal and don't actually understand what changing this setting does (sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 7).


Has anyone resolved this sleep problem and what did you do? I would greatly appreciate some knowledgeable insight on the hibernation settings, and what running the line in the terminal is actually doing... even better what is the default so I can change it back if it doesn't resolve the problem.


A simple memory upgrade causing such a issues is very irritating.... Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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