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Mountain Lion won't wake from sleep

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  • aminasadi Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2012 3:43 AM (in response to ChrisWRX)

    Hi Guys,

     

    Can you check if you have com.facebook.videochat.(your username).updater in your launchdaemon by using "launchctl list" command. It might be related to this discussion.

     

    The reason I asked is because I noticed a dialoge appears to my screen every morning (or after every restart or shutdown) and it only lasts for less than a second and disapppears so fast as I cant read what's the error or what's the reason behind that.You may also noticed that.

     

    It came out that it's related to the plugin and other applications that facebook video chat installed on your mac. I tried to unistall it using instruction given by facebook itself but it was not enough and the application didn't get away from my launchlist. So here is what I did after that instruction:

     

    sudo rm ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.facebook.videochat.aminasadi.plist 

     

    I haven't put my laptop on a long sleep yet. I will update here if it fixes the login freeze issue.

  • adib1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 6:38 PM (in response to ChrisWRX)

    Yes, looks like Mountain Lion's hibernation is the one that's preventing it from waking up. Disabling hibernation should do the trick – although obviously this isn't a long-term solution and it reduces battery life as I travel (I usually don't shutdown the Air).

  • adib1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to aminasadi)

    No, there isn't any Facebook Chat app installed in my Mac.

  • aqnguyen87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 14, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to wkoffel)

    SOLUTION for SSDs machines.

     

    For those of you with 3RD party SSDs, this solution worked for me.

    Update the firmware on your SSDs, after 10.8 something screwy happened to where the mac would not be able to communicate with the SSD, making it freeze and have to do a forced reboot. Manufacturers like OSZ and Sandisk, addressed the issue in seperate firmware updates. I just updated mine and after testing with sleeping for both 20mins and 8 hours, the freezing issue has stopped. Hopefully, this will help others as well.

     

    Go to the manufacturers website for your SSD and update to its latest SSD firmware, reboot and it should all be better now. Goodluck!

  • adib1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 5:04 AM (in response to ChrisWRX)

    Still not fixed in 10.8.2.

     

    So is disabling deep sleep the only option?

  • sitongia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to wkoffel)

    I noticed the other day that my MacBook Pro 2010 has been sitting for days with the lid closed and the power light is still turning on and off.  In other words, back then, when I first got it new, it had the same problem, and I disabled the deep sleep / hibernate / standby.  I don't know if they ever fixed it for MBP, but it is amazing that the same problem exists in MBA.

  • Arnoud Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 6:06 AM (in response to adib1)

    Even light sleep does not work for me.. I tried hibernatemode 0, 3, 25 and I believe another one, all without a good result. Now I shutdown my laptop at the end of the day.. I can't believe it's still not fixed in 10.8.2...

  • aminasadi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:17 AM (in response to Arnoud)

    But mine fixed on 10.8.2...I also removed some crap softwares. Not sure which one resolved the problem

  • sitongia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to adib1)

    10.8.2 and the EFI firmware update did not fix my mid-2012 MBA, either.  Not only that, the new iPhone beach balls and crashes.  The MBA fan comes on a lot, whereas it didn't before.  I know, time for more email to Apple.

  • ChrisWRX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to wkoffel)

    10.8.2 and the EFI firmware did fix it for me on my rMBP.  Your mileage may vary.

     

    So, mine is fixed.  I now have hibernation mode set to -3, and sleep is functioning perfectly.  -25 works too, but is a bit to slow to wake for my taste.

     

    I have noticed a HUGE improvement in battery life since 10.8.2.  It was good enough for me before.  Now it's way better.

  • bhenry7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2012 11:05 AM (in response to wkoffel)

    Okay, here was my fix- I went into Systen Preferences, Desktop & Screen Saver, then selected the Screen Saver Tab and scrolled down to Screen Savers and selected iTunes Artwork... Now, I do not have a clue why this worked, but it did - Im assuming it has to do with the "sleep mode" asscociated with each saver?

     

    Anyway, hope that helps someone...

  • tcizaguy Calculating status...
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    Sep 27, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to bhenry7)

    I had the same problem with my mbp 2009 version since I upgraded to mountain lion from snow leopard last week.

     

    I tried all of the solutions offered in this forum and none worked for me.

     

    I spoke with apple customer service last night and they told me to go to system preferences / energy saver and then to deselect "put hard disks to sleep when possible".  

     

    They also told me to do a pram reboot by pressing 4 keys alt/option / command / p / r  at start up to clear my ram.

     

    Good news, my computer woke up nicely after being left on overnight.  So it looks like the problem is solved.   I suspect the deselecting the put hard disks to sleep is all that was needed so that should be step 1 since the pram reboot is not recommended.  

     

    I hope this helps those that are frustrated by this problem as I was.

  • Matzky Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 1:42 PM (in response to wkoffel)

    I posted a sollution for this problem in this thread:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19958728#19958728

     

     

    I encountered this problem too. Deleting the Power Management pref file seemed to have fixed it for me:

     

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement.plist

     

    Finder > command + shift + G > paste the above path, delete the file and restart your Mac. Let me know if this helped for you.

     

  • Arnoud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:40 AM (in response to Matzky)

    Unfortunately this didn't work for me.. still the same issue.

  • paulofromnew york Calculating status...
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    Oct 12, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to wkoffel)

    My wake problem is solved. In my case the problem source was pinnacle dazzle DCV100 connected to my Imac. 5 days with no problem, using all options of power management (sleepling disks and  wake from lan) and with sleep and wake programing (sleep at 0:00 an wake at 7:00).

    All other things connect are woking well and do not interfere with sleep/wake (firewire disks - iomega 1Tb and seagate 500Gb, Pantone Huey pro, Targus USB powered HUB, TomTom gps dock, Bamboo pen and touch, iphone dock and Griffin Imic sound interface).

     

    I have instaled OSX 10.8.2 in my macbook air and it's ok Today i will try in my wife and daughter (early 2009 and mid 2010) macs mini.

     

    I am running OSX 10.8.2 Imac 27 inch late 2009.

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