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  • iDubai Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys, has anyone got or ever used a widget called DeepSleep?

    I used to have and use on Lion and it's possibly the reason of all this.


  • blody2061h Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same problem.  Macbook Pro, late 2011.  I don't have the Deep Sleep widget. 

  • Wilfried67 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same Here with MBA 2012.

    The computer is in sleep mode. I work a few seconds (sometimes a few tens of seconds) and then it goes back to sleep. After it is usually ok.

  • iDubai Level 1 (0 points)



    I found the solution, just re-install Mountain Lion by clicking on the installation file downloaded form the MacStore.


    Don't forget to make a backup first.


    Hope that works with you all.

  • Persechini Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked for me. Too bad it's a time consuming fix, but it fixes alraight

  • w2m3 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have the same problem: 2010 Unibody Macbook Pro.

  • quak Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, I've got the same problem since I installed Mountain Lion and it's getting really ridiculous. In the last fifteen minutes my two year old MBP went to sleep at least five times. Could be more. Occasionally my notebook works fine for 30 minutes and then, bam, sudden sleep mode. Thus I can't really make out a pattern.

    Here are a few more details: When my notebook goes to sleep it immediately wakes up again. So it doesn't stay in sleep mode but immediately wakes up due to, what Console calls, "Wake reason: EC LID0".

    What all sleep modes have in common is the way my laptop goes to sleep (as seen in Console):


    8/20/12 11:54:26.027 AM[11]: Next maintenance wake [Backup Interval]: <date: 0x7fed0ae3d910> Mon Aug 20 12:40:25 2012 CEST (approx)

    8/20/12 11:54:26.027 AM[11]: Requesting maintenance wake [Backup Interval]: <date: 0x7fed0ae3d910> Mon Aug 20 12:40:25 2012 CEST (approx)

    8/20/12 11:54:27.247 AM WindowServer[90]: Created shield window 0x3b7 for display 0x042731c0

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Sleep

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate image path: /var/vm/sleepimage

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: sizeof(IOHibernateImageHeader) == 512

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: kern_open_file_for_direct_io(0) took 0 ms

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: Opened file /var/vm/sleepimage, size 4294967296, partition base 0x0, maxio 400000 ssd 0

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate image major 1, minor 0, blocksize 512, pollers 4

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_alloc_pages flags 00000000, gobbling 0 pages

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_setup(0) took 0 ms

    8/20/12 11:54:27.263 AM WindowServer[90]: device_generate_desktop_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)

    8/20/12 11:54:27.272 AM WindowServer[90]: device_generate_lock_screen_screenshot: authw 0x0(0), shield 0x0(0)

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: en1: BSSID changed to 00:19:cb:9f:e1:b4

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: wlEvent: en1 en1 Link DOWN virtIf = 0

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: AirPort: Link Down on en1. Reason 8 (Disassociated because station leaving).

    8/20/12 11:54:27.000 AM kernel[0]: en1::IO80211Interface::postMessage bssid changed

    [VPN commands]

    8/20/12 11:54:28.462 AM configd[18]: network changed: v4(en1-: DNS- Proxy- SMB

    8/20/12 11:54:28.470 AM mDNSResponder[38]: DeregisterInterface: Frequent transitions for interface en1 (

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall start 0xffffff806712e000, 0xffffff80673b9000

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall time: 323 ms

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: pages 970725, wire 126081, act 210879, inact 53, cleaned 0 spec 1, zf 151932, throt 0, could discard act 217420 inact 221354 purgeable 18355 spec 63 cleaned 24587

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_page_list_setall found pageCount 488946

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen, ml_get_interrupts_enabled 0

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: IOHibernatePollerOpen(0)

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: encryptStart 132a0

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: IOPolledInterface::checkForWork[4] 0xe00002eb

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: PMStats: Hibernate write took 3 ms

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: all time: 3 ms, comp bytes: 0 time: 0 ms 0 Mb/s, crypt bytes: 184160 time: 1 ms 147 Mb/s,

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: image 0, uncompressed 0 (0), compressed 0 (0%), sum1 17c882bb, sum2 0

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: wired_pages_encrypted 0, wired_pages_clear 0, dirty_pages_encrypted 0

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: hibernate_write_image done(e00002eb)

    8/20/12 11:54:29.000 AM kernel[0]: sleep

    8/20/12 11:54:31.376 AM WindowServer[90]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: no action for lock state 1

    8/20/12 11:54:31.000 AM kernel[0]: Wake reason: EC LID0

    8/20/12 11:54:31.000 AM kernel[0]: HID tickle 51 ms

    8/20/12 11:54:31.000 AM kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Wake - Full Wake/ Dark Wake / Maintenance wake

    8/20/12 11:54:31.000 AM kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5

    I already resetted the SMC, tried the caffeinate command, adjusted all the relevant settings and also tried the app Coffeine. Nothing worked, unfortunately. I also can't reinstall Mountain Lion right now as I don't have a good enough Internet connection and my notebook goes to sleep randomly. So yeah. And ideas?

  • iDubai Level 1 (0 points)

    Check and see if by any chance you may find Mountain Lion Installer on your drive.


    Usually, App Store puts it after you purchasing it in the Applications folder.  Search your drive anyways for "Install OS X Mountain Lion".

  • quak Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately it's not on my hard drive.

    I wondered: Is there any way to disable the maintenance wake? Or more to the point: how does a maintenace wake lead to my laptop going to sleep? Or is this normal and something else causes the random sleep mode?

  • quak Level 1 (0 points)

    One more thing: When I put my Mac into sleep mode by choice, i.e. I close it, the problem seems to continue. That is: my Mac will occasionally wake up and then go into sleep mode again. This is quite obvious as the Apple logo shines bright and white when it wakes up. No idea why it does so though.


  • Persechini Level 1 (0 points)

    So, I know it takes time to redownload and reinstall Mountain Lion (correct me if I'm wrong, I think the installer deletes itself once you install ML), but I'd like to reenstate that once I did this, the problem was gone, and installing the system over itself didn't change anything else (apps, configs, etc)


    If you don't know how to redownload Mountain Lion, just check the App Store in the Purchased tab, and you will see the option do download it.

  • quak Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I just tried your method and, unfortunately, it didn't work. Downloaded and installed ML, had several random sleep modes in between, and not even ten minutes after I reinstalled ML the random sleep modes came back. I really have no clue what to do next but working in this environment is effin annoying and near to impossible. After having tried your method I'm also not to eager to try reinstalling my system untill it suddenly works. Mmph. Thanks for your tips though! I'm just grumpy as I really regret having installed ML. Caused me nothing but problems.

  • blody2061h Level 1 (0 points)

    I was hoping 10.8.1 would fix this, but unfortunately it has gotten substantially worse since that upgrade.  It now consistently happens everytime I wake up the computer, within minutes it goes back to sleep.  It also seems to take longer to be able to wake it up again.  If I listen carefully and wait for the harddrive and fans to stop spinning, then it will seem to wake up, but if I start trying to wake it up immediately it seems to take longer.

  • Mannerhagen Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone tried using a sleepblocking app such as "caffeine" as a temporary solution?

  • aipe Level 1 (10 points)

    Add me to the list. I thought 10.8.1 would fix the issue but today it happened again after a long time. Had the Macbook Air 13" 2012 256GB sleeping for about an hour with the lid closed. Opened the lid logged in and within about 10-20 sec the display goes dark. Very strange hopefully this is a software bug since so many different machines are affected. My guess is something to do with Mountain Lion.

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