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Question: Macbook Pro won't wake up with 10.13.1

I am running the High Sierra 10.13.1 on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15 inch, late 2013) and using an external monitor (Dell UP3214Q) , bluetooth mouse and keyboard. I have been having substantial problems with sleep/wake-up ever since I installed the new OS. Basically once the system goes to sleep for any amount of time more than a couple of minutes I can no longer wake it up. Not by clicking the mouse, not by typing on the external keyboard, not by raising the lid, not through the built-in keyboard, and not with the trackpad. I have reset the NVRAM and the SMC and the problem persists. Is this a known problem with the OS and what else should I try?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

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Nov 18, 2017 4:28 PM in response to Fred.H.Harder In response to Fred.H.Harder

no, not a known problem


Shut down

Disconnect all external devices

reset the smc

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295

REPEAT THIS 2 OR 3 TIMES THEN reset the NVRAM

How to reset NVRAM on your Mac - Apple Support


then boot into safe mode

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262


then reboot normally with devices disconnected.

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Nov 18, 2017 4:28 PM in response to Fred.H.Harder In response to Fred.H.Harder

no, not a known problem


Shut down

Disconnect all external devices

reset the smc

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201295

REPEAT THIS 2 OR 3 TIMES THEN reset the NVRAM

How to reset NVRAM on your Mac - Apple Support


then boot into safe mode

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201262


then reboot normally with devices disconnected.

Nov 18, 2017 4:28 PM

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Nov 17, 2017 5:24 PM in response to JimmyCMPIT In response to JimmyCMPIT

Thanks for the reply. I did as you suggest but unfortunately the problem persists. I think I can characterize my problem a little more precisely now. When I am only using the external display, if the Mac goes to sleep for more than a short interval, the external monitor goes into power save mode. Prior to the installation of High Sierra, I could wake up the system from the external keyboard or mouse and go on from where I was prior to the sleep session. Now not only can I not do that anymore, but the Macbook itself won't respond to anything other than holding the power switch down for at least 10 seconds which of course leads to a shutdown and a reboot.

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Nov 18, 2017 4:28 PM in response to Fred.H.Harder In response to Fred.H.Harder

You might also have some luck with zapping the PRAM (power down the Mac; press and hold P R Option and Command keys; power up the Mac, while keeping those keys down for four chimes).


I hope it helps.

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Nov 18, 2017 5:34 PM in response to Fred.H.Harder In response to Fred.H.Harder

You might have some luck running the Unix scripts built into OS X.


Open Terminal (Applications, Utilities, Terminal) and type EXACTLY sudo periodic daily weekly monthly

You'll then need to enter your password after you hit enter above.


I hope it helps.

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