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Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

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DmitrySPB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 29, 2012 7:24 AM

My macbook air 2012 wakes up when lid closed. Power Nap switched off, wake on lan and bluetooth disabled. SMC alreedy reseted. Power config files were deleted and rebooted. In console i found this:

 

27.12.12 6:58:58,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:02:56,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:02:56,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:07:54,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:07:54,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:11:41,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:11:41,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:15:44,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:15:44,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:20:29,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:20:29,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:25:19,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:25:19,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:30:09,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:30:09,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:35:15,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

27.12.12 7:35:15,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

27.12.12 7:39:28,000 kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC.LidOpen (User)

27.12.12 7:39:28,000 kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

 

What is the EC.DarkPME?

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    If any wired peripherals are connected, disconnect them and test.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 11:43 AM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether your problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login.

     

    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode* and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:
    • Shut down your computer, wait 30 seconds, and then hold down the shift key while pressing the power button.
    • When you see the gray Apple logo, release the shift key.
    • If you are prompted to log in, type your password, and then hold down the shift key again as you click  Log in.
    *Note: If FileVault is enabled under OS X 10.7 or later, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t boot in safe mode.

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.  The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • atdesantis11 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:28 PM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    I was having this problem today, it was happening because my Razer Naga Wireless Mouse was fully charged and set to charge on it's docking station. After setting it back to wireless the error stopped occurring.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 6:32 AM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    What Bluetooth devices are in use?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Dec 30, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    This is either a corrupt installation of OS X, a hardware fault, or some kind of obscure bug. I suggest you reinstall OS X after backing up all data. If there's no change, take the machine in for warranty service.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,760 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    You can test your theory by disconnecting from the network.

  • Christian Calderon Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2013 6:08 PM (in response to DmitrySPB)

    Hello, I am having the same exact issue. When MBA is on battery, power drains from 25% to 30% overnight. It started about 1 month ago. I have called Support, and they have no answers. Last thing was they asked to do was to capture data and it's with Engineering at this point.

     

    The lines below repeat throughout the night. Any additional ideas as to what to do? I have a 2012 MBA, and it's about 6 months old.

     

    Jan  8 22:09:35 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 22:09:35 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 22:19:25 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 22:19:25 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 22:28:59 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 22:28:59 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 22:39:17 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 22:39:17 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 22:50:28 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 22:50:28 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 23:00:16 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 23:00:16 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    Jan  8 23:10:32 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: Wake reason: EC.DarkPME (Maintenance)

    Jan  8 23:10:32 MBA-Christian kernel[0] <Debug>: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

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