If it's turned off, the delay is irrelevant. You could leave it on and give it a massive delay if you wanted.
Should add that I DO still get a problem waking if the machine enters dark wake after pulling the lead, before opening the lid. However, this is still far less of a problem that the issues before (and if I open the lid before pulling the lead, it's fine).
Hopefully Apple will bring us a real solution soon...
Nt sure about standby delay. All I can tell you for sure is that setting autopoweroff to 0 solved it for me, and others. Please let us know how you get on...
i'm giving this a shot, but modified a little...instead of changing autopoweroff to 0, i changed autopoweroffdelay to 86400 (24 hours).
i'll leave it plugged in when i go out tonight, and we'll see if anything happens when i get home six hours or so later..
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i want to confirm that my above solution seems to have worked. i left the MBP plugged in and lid closed with the above settings for around 9 hours or so, and came home to open the lid and have an instant wake. no white screen with the loading bar...
seems leodanger is onto something...autopoweroff and autopoweroffdelay seem to be the settings we need to focus on.
Cool – If you leave you computer for 24 hours, then check your sleep logs (pmset -g log), you'll see the issue happen then.I spent a few weeks trying stuff to track this down, and also found another user on another thread who was coming to the same conclusions. He'd posted the settings for turning autopoweroff off, which I didn't know how to do.
I set myself an alarm and watched my MBP as it approached 4 hours... at that time, I watched the lamp on the front of my laptop extinguish, so I knew it was going to be a problem to wake.
The proof is found in looking in the sleep logs.I decided agaist setting a long time to autopoweroff, as if I don't use the machine for a while, it'll still annoy me.
I'm going to send these pages, and what I've done, to the very helpful Apple technican who's been looking after my case. It must be difficult for them to diagnose problems based on our ramblings (though there do seem to be quite a few people complaining of this issue now).
I still have an minor issue with unresponsiveness if the computer has just been put to sleep then is re-awoken, but this is the same as my old MacBook. We still have that machine, running Snow Leopard, and there is no option for autopoweroff... makes sense to me to turn it off. However, I will ask Apple what this setting actually does!
Or you could just try changing the delay to 300, which would be five minutes. Than watch five minutes after sleep (with the AC in), as the light on the front goes out completely, then your laptop won't start up cleanly. All you're doing by turning autopoweroff off, is stopping what happens at the end of the time you set.
I deleted the Power Management preference file (com.apple .PowerManagement.plist), then I shut down my MacBook Pro, I did a SMC reset (shift control option and power) and a PRAM reset (Option Command P & R) before booting it again.
I never had any problems ever since! Big relief, because it really bugged me!...