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1481 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2007 7:55 AM by Niles Donegan
Currently Being ModeratedMay 8, 2007 11:13 PM (in response to j7d)Reset the PRAM (hold CommandOption+PR while botting until you hear the second startup chime) and the SMC/PMU (turn off computer, remove power cord and battery, hold down power button for 5 seconds, reconnect battery and power cord and start back up). See if that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 10, 2007 11:28 PM (in response to aqua*star)WOW! OK I did all that I will let you know . Who thought all that up. These Macs are weird. I never had to do anything like that on My PC notebooks and I have had six of them. Fingers crossed. Thanks for the fast response!MacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2007 5:14 PM (in response to j7d)I just developed the same problem with my MacBook. When the laptop is put to sleep by closing the lid, the optical drive will start up for a second and then stop. About ten seconds later, it'll do it again. When I put the Macbook to sleep using the power button, the optical drive will start up the same way and bring the laptop out of sleep. I tried resetting the PRAM and SMC as suggested, but the problem remains.
There's a second small thread here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=948133&tstart=0MacBook 1.83 CD, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1 GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2007 6:11 PM (in response to j7d)This maybe a side effect of the so called "Bluetooth : Not Available" problem. Next time when it happens again, take a look at the bluetooth icon. See if it turned dim and has a zig zag icon on it.
This is a quote form another link,
"The sleeping problem is only a side effect of this bluetooth problem. Sometimes it works for a while then suddenly stops. Usually it happens when I'm using it heavily, eg. downloading a huge file from internet. It's really annoying when it stops at 87%. And when the BT modul status goes UNAVAILABLE, then I couldn't put the macbook to sleep. Strange... isn't it?"
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=564918&tstart=0Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2007 7:49 PM (in response to aqua*star)So far so good. Optical drive noise seems to have gone away for now. Thanks for the help!MacBook 13", Mac OS X (10.4.9)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2007 7:55 AM (in response to koushien)Yes, you're right! Bluetooth on the Macbook is greyed out and listed as unavailable. I was able to get it available after a little work and the sleep issue went away, but a few days later bluetooth became unavailable again the problem returned.
I called Apple about this and they suggested that I 1) boot with the install disks and hold the D-key down to run the hardware tests, as well as to see if the sleep issue will occur while on the Install Disks's version of OSX, and 2) do an archive and install and replace the user preferences and files (great....).MacBook Pro 2.33 C2D & Macbook CD, Mac OS X (10.4.9)