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Macbook: Wake from Sleep issues?

Asked by howzee (8points) June 25th, 2008

Sometimes my macbook shows a black screen when it wakes from sleep – I have tried a couple of tricks and tips found elsewhere on the web, but I am still having the problem. Has anyone else found a solution to this problem?

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waterskier2007's avatar

what do u mean it shows a black screen, is it acting like it is still in sleep, or is it woken up. what is the status light doing when the black screen is up?

richardhenry's avatar

The status light being the white light on the forward of the notebook, that pulsates during sleep.

Magnus's avatar

Try hitting the space bar a couple of times.
Check if your battery isn’t empty. Press the little button on the battery under your mac.
Close it again and wait a few minutes.

Not much else you can do.

richardhenry's avatar

…except speak with AppleCare.

US: 1–800-APL-CARE (1–800-275–2273)

UK: 0870 876 0753 (UK) or 1850 946 191 (Ireland)

You can find more contact information on Technical support is free if your computer is within warranty (1 year by standard, 3 if you have extended).

howzee's avatar

sorry guys – been down those roads before… thanks for your time and input though

waterskier2007's avatar

hit the power button. not to turn it off, just a slight press

wildflower's avatar

Telephone support is free for 90 days after purchase. Hardware repairs are covered for 12 months.

robmandu's avatar

How about the MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2?

This EFI Firmware Update fixes several Boot Camp, start up, and wake-from-sleep issues on MacBook Pro computers.

And the very latest I can find is MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5.


And if you’re on a different model Mac, here’s the complete list.

waterskier2007's avatar

@robmandu, this would probably help him, nice work. i didnt know the EFI update fixed a sleep issue, mainly because i just install when the updates are Firmware or from apple

jcs007's avatar

@howzee: I had the same problem with my Macbook and then my Macbook Pro. With my Macbook, Apple had to change the logic board. With my Macbook Pro, I just took it to the Genius Bar and they used their genius powers to magically fix it. So I guess all I have to say is, take it to a Genius Bar.

richardhenry's avatar

@robmandu: Great suggestion. Definitely look into that one.

germanmusician's avatar

I play with the brightness keys, as well as the spacebar and other things. Sometimes, you just have to wait a few seconds (or minutes).
If it gets to about 30 seconds, I’ll close the lid, wait a few seconds, and reopen. Otherwise, you can wait a few minutes or restart the Mac by holding the power button 5 seconds for it to shut down…then, of course, press it again to start back up.

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