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10.5.7 Macbook sleeps once, freezes second time

71122 Views 233 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2009 12:36 AM by pgpenc RSS
  • Andreas Straub Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 16, 2009 12:14 AM (in response to bruegge)
    Please be aware that by deleting those preference files you will have to re-create your network setup from scratch. So in case of doubt make some screen copies of your settings before trying this!

    I found that just adding ethernet to my settings worked fine for me. Potentially any real change to the network configuration might do .... (don't forget to press "apply" after changing anything)
    MacBook Pro, PowerMac G5 Dual, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • adocyn Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2009 1:44 AM (in response to AJM83)
    My MBP unibody did the same thing today - for the first time - and it's 10.5.7 for two days...

    Black screen, no response, no mouse cursor. Only the capslock led is working...
  • smitty195 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Please be aware that by deleting those preference files you will have to re-create your network setup from scratch.<<<</div>


    Hmmmm, that's interesting. I did not have to do that with mine at all. I just restarted my MacBook Pro, and everything worked fine. I didn't have to do anything with my network--it worked perfectly.
    MacBook Pro 15 inch 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Airport Express
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,405 points)
    Not to mention there are a lot of us with PowerPC-based machines we're not getting rid of anytime soon, and 10.6 will be Intel-only.

    As far as editing posts, you can edit your own post within the first ten minutes or so of posting it.

    An edit icon () is displayed in the upper right of the post to the left of the "reply" icon (), after which time it becomes uneditable.
    Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB | 1 TB Dual-Band TC, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • freddymk5 Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2009 11:37 AM (in response to bruegge)
    so far so good.........interestingly i did all the "pref" as posted except for one "com.apple.nat.plist", but found this is one when you have "internet sharing" on (well this is what i was told). But anyway, i'm bug free since 11:30 EST.

    hopefully this will work for everyone..

    Message was edited by: freddymk5
    MacBook Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • smitty195 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Ah, okay...thank you for the information on how to edit. I have never seen the icon for editing since I usually don't go back to the forum within 10 minutes of posting something. I will look for it immediately after posting this one....

    Hah--okay there it is! This post should be "edited". Thanks for the help!

    Message was edited by: smitty195
    MacBook Pro 15 inch 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Airport Express
  • SolomonSourfoot Calculating status...
    This seems to have worked for me. Thanks!
    Apple iMac 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (24-inch), Mac OS X (10.5.7), MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (15-inch)
  • aquaman30 Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2009 4:50 PM (in response to AJM83)
    Had the same problem with my black MB after the 10.5.7 update. I'm guessing it's a common bug with the update on some machines and people just haven't had the opportunity to put their computers in sleep mode twice. Making the ethernet interface active worked for me as it worked for others. Also deleting those set of system preferences and letting the system rebuild them seemed to do the trick, but I think that might only be because the system's default for ethernet mode is active after reboot.

    Maybe Apple should put a few of those PR dollars into full testing before pushing out these releases. It's good to solve security issues and all, but these kinds of bugs can sometimes cause as many headaches as malware.
    Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Bonyo Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 6:55 AM (in response to aquaman30)
    I wrote today to Apple and simply told them that their developers are idiots not to notice this bug for 3 months or more. It is simply nor real.
    Another thing that never happened before is slow downs with my video card. If my computer gets hot and the fans are up the video card down clocks itself. I have noticed that with cinebench test. Also I have seen it in XBENCH!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • teamtomsk Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 7:20 AM (in response to aquaman30)
    For those affected - Have a look at my post here. I seem to have fixed the black screen of death on my MacBook Pro 3,1 which seem to be model most affected. Thing is, you will need another machine to operate it via screen share…

    Hope this is of use to someone and works for others. Long winded, but it has taken me two days to figure it out (stumble through it anyway).

    Apple - You may want to look at this and see how a proper fix can be made from my attempt.

    http://blog.ginkgostudios.com/2009/05/just-a-note-of-caution-this-worked-for-me- i-hope-it-works-for-you-but-obviously-i-cant-guarantee-that-i-just-thought-i-wou .html
    Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), black screen, screen not working after 10.5.7 update
  • JensS Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 10:09 AM (in response to AJM83)
    Yeah, same problem here. First time while watching a movie with friends (iTunes). >.<

    Today several times:
    - watching Youtube-Vids in Safari 4
    - extracting .dmg
    - trying another time to watch the borrowed itunes-movie (with success ... for like... 2 minutes)


    Jens
    Macbook 3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • donsherio2 Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 12:15 PM (in response to AJM83)
    *I believe I may be the only one with 10.5.6 thats having this sleep issue too!*

    I'm not sure if its consistently the 2nd sleep, although if I can get the first sleep to work, often the second one is fatal.

    What happens for me is I close the lid or choose sleep, the monitor turns off, but the light doesn't start pulsing and instead the fan continues to run quietly and the computer keeps running. The only way to fix it is to hard reset with the power button and reboot.

    Reboot involves the computer turning on with a white screen, then it sounds like it restarts again before the white with apple logo shows up.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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    May 17, 2009 3:47 PM (in response to smitty195)
    smitty195 wrote:
    Please be aware that by deleting those preference files you will have to re-create your network setup from scratch.<<<</div>

    Hmmmm, that's interesting. I did not have to do that with mine at all. I just restarted my MacBook Pro, and everything worked fine. I didn't have to do anything with my network--it worked perfectly.


    Had you customized your network locations? Most Mac users leave it on Automatic; if you are one of those users, you would not have had to re-create your network settings if you had left them at Apple's defaults in the first place (except for de-activating Ethernet at some point).

    Throwing out the preferences is basically a brute force way to get the Ethernet interface to activate again; most people could accomplish this by simply flipping the switch. The only reason we are talking about throwing out the preferences as a workaround is that was an early step in determining that it was only about the Ethernet settings in the end.
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), PowerBook G4 15" Al, PowerBook G3 FireWire, PowerCenter Pro, PowerBook 160
  • cliff Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    May 17, 2009 4:53 PM (in response to gheyes)
    Same machine, same exact problem.
    I've done the Ethernet activation and so far it is going to sleep.

    gheyes wrote:
    I have exactly this problem with my "black Macbook".

    When I close the lid the apple stays lit and the LED on the front doesn't blink, the machine starts to get warm. When I open the lid the screen stays dark but you can see the faint outline of windows etc if you hold it to the light.
    Dual G5, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • freddymk5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 18, 2009 4:39 AM (in response to donsherio2)
    i tried the pref delete trick (its scattered in this thread above), it seems to have worked for me. Did the trick Thursday night, still no problems.

    good luck
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
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