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automatic wake from sleep

1317 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 18, 2008 7:31 PM by sfrossi RSS
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Apr 25, 2008 12:10 AM
Dear forum members,

I've read a lot of stuff about the sleep function, but was unable to find the problem I'm having. When I close the lid of the MBpro the laptop will go to sleep. The indicator light will dim after a while and when the light is close to off the laptop will restart with the lid closed. This will continue forever. The same thing happens when the laptop is put to sleep from the menu or when it goes to sleep after a period of not using it. The latter situation did not cause problems before until I tried setting the sleep parameter form '3' to '0' (which I changed back again). Second, possibly related' issue is that my mighty mouse will always wake from sleep (when the laptop was still able to sleep), no matter if this is en- or disbled in the menu.

I'v tried an install and erase of Leopard, extended hardware check, SMC reset and RAM reset (the command-option-P-R thing), but nothing has helped. Is the definitive conclusion that it is a hardware issue?

I appreciate all suggestions.
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Apr 25, 2008 3:59 AM (in response to Locomotief)
    Run /Utilities/Console, click All Messages top left and look for the lines after ones something like this (a correct Sleep shutdown):

    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM kernel hibernate image path: /var/vm/sleepimage+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM configd[36] AppleTalk shutdown+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM kernel sizeof(IOHibernateImageHeader) == 512+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM kernel Opened file /var/vm/sleepimage, size 2147483648, partition base 0xc805000, maxio 400000+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM kernel hibernate image major 14, minor 2, blocksize 512, pollers 4+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM kernel hibernateallocpages flags 00000000, gobbling 0 pages+
    +25/04/08 8:55:50 PM configd[36] AppleTalk shutdown complete+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel System SafeSleep+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel hibernatepage_listsetall start+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel hibernatepage_listsetall time: 449 ms+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel pages 517610, wire 58462, act 281512, inact 83318, zf 15638, throt 0, could discard act 21586 inact 52729 purgeable 4365+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel hibernatepage_listsetall found pageCount 438930+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel IOHibernatePollerOpen, mlget_interruptsenabled 0+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel IOHibernatePollerOpen(0)+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel writing 438451 pages+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel image1Size 105771008+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel all time: 41719 ms, comp time: 9177 ms, deco time: 0 ms,+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel image 1108484608, uncompressed 1795895296 (438451), compressed 1104727712 (61%), sum1 72e982f3, sum2 a0c07971+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel hibernatewriteimage done(0)+
    +25/04/08 8:55:53 PM kernel sleep+

    The "wake up" lines will be after these ... what's it saying ?
    Assorted Mac's and PC's, 5th Gen 60GB iPod - OSX 10.5.2 WinXP RedHat -
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Apr 26, 2008 12:51 AM (in response to Locomotief)
    +USB caused wake event+

    That's what I was looking for - an external device is not sleeping/powering down and that's causing your Mac to wake up again ... what's on the USB Bus ?

    Try disconnecting devices and see when it sleeps correctly ?
    Assorted Mac's and PC's, 5th Gen 60GB iPod - OSX 10.5.2 WinXP RedHat -
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Apr 26, 2008 5:07 PM (in response to Locomotief)
    I don't have any experience with that Card reader so it's hard to say however, I've often found that "compatibility" labels (on a whole range of external devices) can sometimes be either 'economical with the truth' or just plain wrong. Some problems can be fixed by Firmware updates but if hardware design is at the core of the problem then nothing will fix it.
    Assorted Mac's and PC's, 5th Gen 60GB iPod - OSX 10.5.2 WinXP RedHat -
  • sfrossi Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    May 18, 2008 7:31 PM (in response to iVmichael)
    My MacBook Pro with Leopard has been experiencing this as well. If I close the lid, often it wakes up in about 30 seconds and then repeatedly sleeps/repeats. I found the info on this page to be helpful:

    http://tancredi.co.uk/2007/12/9/solving-macbook-wake-from-sleep-issue

    After creating the missing plist file, so far I have not had any issues with sleeping. Hopefully this is a permanent fix.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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