MacBook Air :: How Long Does Your AIR Last While Sleeping?

Jun 23, 2008

I am a new MBA Owner, not even a week only yet but like everyone I'm confused how I lived before without this thing, it goes everywhere with me! My post pertains to power management. I have been taking the AIR with me everywhere but just closing the lid and stowing it instead of turning the machine off. My question is how long will the AIR last in Standby mode? I understand it depends on how much you use it on a daily basis but do some users charge it in the morning and just pop it open throughout the day like a cell phone? Do some users actually turn the machine off each time?

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MacBook Pro :: Not Sleeping - Only Stays Sleeping For About Half An Hour And Then Wakes Itself Up?

Mar 12, 2012

Whenever i put mac macbook pro to sleep, it only stays sleeping for about half an hour and then wakes itself up. It does it whether i close the screen or manually put it to sleep. When its awake, the system is running but the screen is dark unless i click a button.

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MacBook Pro :: Not Sleeping On Lid Closure

Aug 13, 2009

I have a 2.2 15.4" MBP which will not sleep upon closure of the lid as of today. I just picked it up today from the Apple store where the full top was replaced due to a display problem. Searching here and on other forums, I found a number of people with this symptom, but with different causes. The computer sleeps normally when set from the apple menu. I tried resetting the PRAM. no change. I ran a small magnet along the right side of the screen with no effect. When I run the magnet down the right side of the computer, the computer sleeps when the magnet passes around the bottom of the speaker grill and awakens when I remove the magnet. It would seem that the sensor in the base is functioning. Is the top only a magnet? How likely that there could be no magnet or a misaligned magnet in the the top panel? Compounding the issue is that I had replaced the hard drive after I bought the computer, so when I returned it for service I put the original back in. When I picked up the computer I turned it on and off to check it out. Then I reinstalled the larger drive. It was only after this that I experienced the sleep issue, however I never tested the sleep when I picked it up from the store. My thought is that since running the magnet along the bottom case causes the computer to sleep that my opening the case for the hard drive exchange isn't the problem, unless it's possible that the reed can move in the bottom case and is misaligned there.....

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Not Sleeping After Inactivity?

Sep 12, 2009

Noticed that my new MBP with 10.6.1 wasn't going to "sleep" after the time specified in System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Computer Sleep. Closing the lid or choosing 'sleep' from the apple menu worked fine. After playing with it a while, I _think_ I might have narrowed down the issue:

First, a couple of questions to see if the problem I'm seeing is only my own, or a common issue.

If you are having the problem, is your MBP unibody? with SD slot or expresscard slot?

Are you using the Apple factory HDD or an aftermarket one?

How I fixed the issue: I had the option selected on the same preference pane to "Put the hard disk to sleep when possible." If I unchecked this item, the machine would sleep after the specified time of inactivity (Actually, it would take about 30 seconds longer while the machine wrote the memory contents to the HDD.)

If you had the problem, does this fix it for you? If you did NOT have the problem, does checking this box create the problem for you?

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MacBook Pro :: Its Not Sleeping On Lid Close?

Jun 19, 2012

I'm having a strange problem with my MacBook Pro. I just began using it with a second display (with the lid open, of course), and ever since I started doing that, my laptop will intermittently not sleep when I close the lid (while it's disconnected from the display). What happens is that I close the lid and the Apple logo becomes dark, indicating that the display is off. The white light on the front stays on, however, and then, suddenly the Apple logo on the lid will light up again. After this, one of two things can happen. Most of the time, the screen and the computer both go to sleep after about 30-45 seconds. Sometimes, however, it seems to get stuck with both the display and computer on. This concerns me because I travel a lot, and I worry that the computer will overheat in the bag if I put it in while it hasn't gone to sleep. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 256 GB SSD, 2010 Model

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MacBook Air :: Shutting Down Instead Of Sleeping - OS X 10.9.4

Sep 2, 2014

I am running the Software  OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and have a macbook air, 13 inch, mid 2012. 

I am in no way an advanced user of this computer only used for browsing internet and some college work

Recently i have noticed a small niggling problem, that my mac is shutting down when left idle for a time, instead of going to sleep like it always used to do.

Now when i come back from being away i have to restart it up and at times have lost windows ive been working on. 

I tried to alter some of the settings in the Power saving option but it doesnt have anything related to the shutting down of the computer. I used to be able to close the lid and it went to sleep but  now i think its shutting the laptop down too. 

Obviously the quick start up time on the mac, and the option to put it to sleep means this isnt a massive deal but i was just wondering how to fix? 

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Close Lid Without Sleeping When Connected To TV?

Aug 19, 2009

I know you have to download Insomnia to always keep it on, whether you close the lid or not, but I thought that you could close the lid when it's connected to a display (new Toshiba 37" 1080p LCD), it doesn't go to sleep. Where is the setting for this so I can prevent this?

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MacBook :: Alu Hibernates At Random Instead Of Sleeping

Nov 29, 2009

I've got one of the original Alu MBs and since SL its started an annoying habit. A lot of the time, whether on battery or power, instead of just going to sleep, it goes in to hibernate mode. It doesn't matter how long the machine is left for before trying to wake, or how much battery is remaining. I seem to remember this was a problem with the machine just after launch as well, but OS X updates fixed the problem. Now its back.

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MacBook Pro :: Switched Off On Low Battery Instead Of Sleeping

May 15, 2010

Basically my i5 15" MBP will run the battery right down till it switches off without sleeping. Then it will have to be charged till it switches on again, and it boots up fresh.

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Battery Drains While Sleeping?

Jun 13, 2010

I returned my 17 i7 MBP for a 15 i7, I have been torn between the 2. My question is the 15 battery seems to drain alot while sleeping. last night I was around maybe 40% and went to bed and now its 0%. coconut battery says 100% health. The 17 did not drain that much over night.

I will check it out tonight just to make sure I was right re the charge before bed.

I calibrated it last week.

Any thoughts? both 15 and 17 should get the same battery time?

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MacBook Pro :: Mid 2010 10.7.3 Will Not Wake Up After Sleeping?

Mar 27, 2012

My laptop is a new to me MBP everthing seems to be working great but I noticed it will not wake up after sleeping for more than 5 mins or so.  I can hear a faint fan noise but the screen does not come on and no tap, click or swipe will wake it up. I've got to hold down the power button and wait awhile to get back up and running. I can provide more info,  I'd say I'm half literate when it comes to computers.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Mid 2010 i5

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Keep Macbook Pro From Sleeping When Lid Closes?

Apr 6, 2012

Can´t find the option anywhere, neither an old trend in the forums.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: Lost 40% Battery When Sleeping

Sep 6, 2014

I make an SMC-Update in July. At this time, when close my book i lost in a time of 10 hours 25-40 % battery!

Before i install the update, i only charge my battery every 2-3 weeks. Since this update every 2 days. 

What can i do?? I make an Smc reset, install Mavericks again, install yosemite....

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Charging IPhone When I7 Sleeping On Battery

Sep 30, 2010

I have a MBP i7. I'm pretty sure I was able to charge the iPhone when my macbook sleeping both on battery and plugged in. But now I can only do that when it's plugged in. Any suggestion how can I charge the iPhone with the macbook sleeping on its battery?

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MacBook Air :: 9% Battery Lost In 8 Hours Sleeping?

Dec 21, 2010

So my Macbook Air 11" was plugged in all night, was using it this morning plugged in. Battery was at 100%. Unplugged it but left it closed all day (7am to 4pm)opened up up and battery indicator says 9% is gone and it's busy charging away now. I have noticed this over a few days now.

Thats a little harsh no? It's supposed to last 30 days or whatever when its sleeping but it won't last a week at this rate.

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MacBook Pro :: Black Monitor Screen / Sleeping?

Dec 27, 2010

Yesterday I was watching a film from an external hdisk with VSL program.I had connected my Macbook pro to my LCd tv with a DVI/HDMI cable.When the film finished i went to another room to do something and when i came back the monitor and the tv were black . I pressed the esc key but nothing.I pressed the power button off and on again but nothing.The mac is sleeping.I disconnected the battery but nothing.

My Macbookpro is three years old and this is the first time that i have a problem.I tested a lot of combination of keys ,something like the ctrl+alt+del in PC but nothing.

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MacBook :: Battery Draining Fast While Sleeping?

Oct 2, 2009

I have noticed that my battery seems to be draining fast while the macbook is sleeping.

Its a blackbook, core duo, 2gb ram.. According to iStat Pro my health is 92% and the cycle count is 102.

Earlier today the battery was at 80% i just opened the mac up to write a email and closed it right back.. about 3 hours later the battery dropped down to 76%..

Seems kind of hight 4% for 3hours.

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MacBook Air :: Battery Drains Too Fast When Sleeping?

Apr 30, 2012

I purchased a Macbook Air 2011 in December. It came with Lion preinstalled and it is up-to-date. Sometimes I experience excessive battery drains when the computer is asleep (lid closed), i.e. 40%-50% battery charge gone overnight.

This is not an expected behavior. The battery seems to perform well when the system is running, i.e. it last for 5-6 or more hours, so I think the problem is with the sleep mode. How can I diagnose sleep problems? Is this due to WiFi or running programs?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Prevent It To Turn Into Sleeping Mode

May 5, 2012

How can I prevent my MacBook Pro to turn into sleeping mode when playing music on it with Itunes?

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MacBook Pro :: Retina Mid 2012 - Powers Off While Sleeping

Aug 29, 2014

I have a recently-purchased MBP Retina 15 inch from Mid 2012. 

Every time that I put my laptop laptop to sleep while it is on battery, it sleeps fine for about an hour.  After an hour or so, I hear the boot sound come from the laptop.  When I open the screen at that point, the laptop is powered off.  I have to power up the laptop.  The laptop is not in hibernate mode, but has actually shut down (pressing other keys on the keyboard doesn't wake it up, I have to use the power button).   

Applications start back up when I log in, however for example VMWare has rudely powered off (so I lose the state of my virtual machines), and any terminal programs that I was running (even if I just had a document open in 'vi') are also terminated. 

I wonder, what causes this behavior?  Is my system defective in some way, or is there an OS tweak in Mavericks to stop the computer from rudely powering off/force quitting all open apps in the process? 

I've read that OS X now likes to hibernate laptops after an hour, but clearly hibernation isn't what's happening here. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Air :: Apple Logo Visible Through Screen When Sleeping

Nov 3, 2010

Have you also noticed, that the apple logo can be seen on the screen if the lid is open during sleep/turned off, just a faint silouette. Normal?

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MacBook Pro :: Mid-2010 17" MBP Options With Battery & Sleeping?

Jan 2, 2011

I recently purchased a 17" Mid-2010 MBP and put in 8GB and a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive. Ever since the upgrades and clean install of OS X, my system seems to not like to go to sleep when the battery gets low.Example, I was surfing the net earlier and the battery got down to 5% and I didn't get any type of warning that the battery was low. It went all the way down to 1% and then 0% and then just shut off instead of putting itself into sleep mode like it did before the harddrive and memory upgrade.

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MacBook :: Can Use A Program Like Insomniax To Prevent The System From Sleeping

Feb 20, 2009

use a program like insomniax to prevent the macbook from sleeping when you close the lid but is there a program that will do the same but turn off the screen or backlight at the same time?

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MacBook :: (White 9400M) Battery Drain Sleeping

Mar 23, 2009

I have a sleep problem with my MacBook (9400M White). I recently resolved a problem where it wouldn't go to sleep by itself if left inactive on battery power (regardless of energy settings) by resetting the SMC and PRAM/NVRAM but now something else has popped up. Now, whenever I cycle my battery down to past the low battery warning popup, it just eventually completely dies. Shouldn't it go to sleep first? That's what my old iBook G4 would do. I doubt it's something related to the SMC or PRAM/NVRAM since I just reset those. What else can I do? I'm pretty sure my MacBook should still have enough juice go to sleep.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Prevent MacBook Air From Sleeping When Sharing Files Over SMB

Jun 2, 2014

I know that Mavericks is very aggressive when it comes to saving power,To transfer files from an old win7 laptop to a brand new MacBook Air, I set up file sharing on the MBA, and shared a folder over SMB. I then proceed to log on from the win7 machine, and start copying files, but as soon as the MBA's display dims (at which time I assume Mavericks sleeps) the file transfer is halted. Other than permanently setting the MBA to "always awake", is there a way of preventing it from sleeping when external file transfers are taking place? 

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MacBook Air :: New Laptop Takes Ages To Come Back When Sleeping

Sep 1, 2014

When I'm using my Macbook air in meetings or in classes, and it's unplugged, and it goes black because i stop using it for a second, then when I want to come back sometimes it comes back quicly, but others it just shows the cursor, but nothing else, for a big seconds, staying black, taking ages to come back 

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MacBook Pro :: Not Sleeping Or Hibernating - Simply Power Off When Close Lid?

Jun 25, 2014

When I close the lid to my mid-2009 13in. MBP, it powers off. It is not sleeping or hibernating. When I open it, I must press the power button to boot up the computer again. This does not happen when the charger is plugged in. I have reset the SMC and PRAM.

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MacBook Air :: Loses Internet Connection After Sleeping Or Screensaver Kicks In

May 13, 2012

My macbook air loses its internet connection after the screensaver kicks in or after it has gone to sleep.It means I have to restart the computer to reconnect to the internet, which is a real drag.I have phoned applecare who, in fairness, were really helpful but they were unable to solve the problem during my call to them.

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OS X Mavericks :: Can Download Updates Or Music From ITunes Whilst MacBook Is Sleeping?

Sep 9, 2014

Is there a way around this. I wish to download a lot of my music from iCloud , like 40gb worth but I don't want to keep the MacBook "awake" does it download when it's sleeping?The same with system and app updates, it seems to stop when it goes to sleep, is there a way around this?Because the download is so big I will have to leave it open and turn the energy setting off so it doesn't go to the auto sleep...

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OS X :: MBP Not Sleeping?

Jun 19, 2009

I have santa rosa 2.6 mbp with recent firmware update running Leopard 10.5.7.

It seems since then MBP will not always sleep when told to via screen menu in top left, it hangs on a bluey grey screen instead of transitioning to normal black power/lights out screen for sleep mode.

Only way to fix is by holding power button down..

There is an old thread about same problem but with no solid conclusions as to why so i though i would see if anyone has any new ideas as to why this is happening?

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