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Macbook Pro Mid2010 doesn't wake from hibernation

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Maffibaer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 8, 2013 4:04 AM

Wenn my Macbook Pro goes to hibernation because of low battery and I try to wake it up there comes the progress-bar goes up untill the last stripe - then the boot process stops. iDevices light up and down at this point. Usually this is where the login screen would come. I hit the power button and force a new boot.

I'm experiencing this issue since I had upgraded to 10.8. from 10.6.

Here are the steps I've already tried - I'm just asking if I missed something in the list, that I also could try. I already spent so many hours whith this, I'm already accepting this planned obsolescence of my macbook pro. :-( A total nightmare - I should have never been made to upgrade (Xcode doesn't install in the new version.)

  1. Fixed Disk permissions. (A lot of times - with OS X started and in Single User Mode.)
  2. Repaired my volume. (The hard-off described above usually causes errors in the file system)
  3. Parameter Reset
  4. SMC Reset (can't confirm, that this actually happened, because there are no confirmations about this.)
  5. Change the hibernation modes in Terminal
  6. Remove startup items in System Preferences>Users
  7. Remove the sleepimage in /var/vm
  8. Create a new Admin-User
  9. Change my screensaver
  10. Delete my Power Managment Plist
  11. Delete the Systemuiserver Plist
  12. Clearing the caches with Onyx


I now change my hibernatemode to 0 and forget about owning a laptop and just leave it on my desk.

I would really appreciate any suggestions in pinpointing that down. And yes, I know there are already threads covering that problem resulting in the action-list above. I feeling kept busy with R&D that hasn't been made by apple.

So the last thing I will try someday is a fresh installation. But this will also take up so much time, that I just accept my buggy machine...

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2,5GHz 8GB Ram Mid 2010 Model 6,2
  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Seems this was missing. Booting into Recovery should help, and if only to effectively repair the internal HDD, if that's the cause for your trouble.


    You should also check the Console app for crash or even kernel panic reports from when your Mac stalls. Copy & post the relevant lines here.

  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    G'day Maffibear,


    I am quite certain it isn't planned obsolesence.  I am writing on my mid-2009 MBP, which works perfectly under 10.8 - including wake from hibernation.


    My suggestion is that you do a clean install of 10.8.2 (i.e. erase your hard disk, install the OS, and then migrate your user account, apps and data from a backup).  edit - it doesn't take so long - only about 2 hours from go to whoa, and it doesn't need supervision the whole time.


    It is apparant that you have spent enough time mucking around with items that haven't addressed the underlying issue. Do you need instructions for this?





  • LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)
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    Jan 8, 2013 4:29 AM (in response to RodneyW)

    RodneyW wrote:

  a clean install of 10.8.2 (i.e. erase your hard disk, install the OS, and then migrate your user account, apps and data from a backup).

    If... IF it's not caused by something within the user account - which would then be brought back onto the new "clean" system...


    A truly clean install means wiping the disk, re-installing OS, manually installing all apps fresh and from scratch, and manually migrating only user data (as in document files) but nothing from the user library.

  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)

    Its not likely to be the user account - because he already tried a new user account.


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