OS X :: MacBook Sleep Light Not Functioning Properly

Apr 15, 2010

My MacBook's sleep light does not function unless I place a death-grip on the top case right above the light itself. What should I do to repair this light properly? Any articles I should know about?

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MacBook :: Trackpad Not Functioning Properly

Nov 8, 2010

I have a 13" MacBook 2.4ghz Aluminium Unibody and the trackpad isn't functioning properly.

I can't highlight text, and the click is tempremental, the right click also doesn't work (yes, I've been into Trackpad System Pref. and it's fine in there)

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MacBook Pro :: Track Pad Was Not Functioning Properly

Feb 26, 2012

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 15" and randomly, just opened the screen to wake it from sleep, and about 5 minuets after being on the computer the track pad started becoming more and more unresponsive. To explain on unresponsive; at first the two finger scroll to scroll the page up was not working, then the pointer would not "follow" movement from my finger very well, and finally anytime I touched the track pad (such as just laying a finger down and not moving the finger across the track pad) It would do almost any gesture and was completly unresponsive of movement. I restarted the laptop multiple times, complete shut down wait about 10 min then start back up, and the track pad would be functional for a couple of minutes before doing above listed again. So I cleaned the track pad with a napkin while pressing down which seemed to make it work again and so far has not acted up again.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Hardware :: Ethernet Not Functioning Properly In Macbook?

Aug 6, 2008

I originally posted on needing a reliable way to extend an open network so my Macbook's waning Wifi would still get some kind of service. Recently, however, my Macbook will not maintain a reliable connection for more than 5 minutes when sitting 2 or 3 feet from the base station, so buying a wireless repeater is obviously not my only concern here.

I would normally plug in the Ethernet directly from the modem, but my Ethernet jack will not respond. No connection whatsoever. I've read in other places that this is a logic board problem, which always means expensive or impossible. Is there another option?

I would send the thing in, but my warranty may have been used up replacing the hard drive when it fried.

I'm getting to the end of my rope. Is there a semi-reliable fix here? I have owned Macs all my life and have NEVER had this many problems.....

P.S. the reason I am looking for a way to maintain a reliable connection is not only for convenience. I'm working as a data entry station for a company and I need to stay connected to their network for more than a few minutes.

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OS X :: Mouse Not Functioning Properly After SL Upgrade

Dec 12, 2009

Since upgrading to SL I have had a lot of mouse problems. At first my logitech mx had a loss of functionality with most of the "extra" buttons. That was fixed in a later update, but now the mouse does move pause move thing. I uninstalled the driver and that didn't fix it. I tried going back to the mighty mouse, that had the problem. I tried the demo to steermouse with no luck either. My less than a year old mac pro is basically too frustrating to use.

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OS X :: Western Digital MyBook 1TB Not Functioning Properly

Aug 17, 2009

I bought a Western Digital MyBook 1TB external hard drive a while ago and it was working fine with my Powerbook G4 running Tiger. But when I wanted to have it connected to my Intel Mac Mini running Leopard it always has a few problems.

1. It randomly disconnects and the message for external hd not ejected properly.

2. When I try to copy a large file to it like a 500MB file it goes so slow and when it looks like it will finish I get the error code -36

3. After all the problems 1 and 2 it won't eject and when I try to unmount it from disk utility it says it can not be unmounted.

I have tried to reformat the drive for mac with the extended journaled and partitioning and erasing with boot disk procedures. Still nothing seems to work.

I don't know if this matters but I bought it at a Walmart and it wasn't mac formatted. Would I have to specifically buy a mac formatted external hd in order for it to work in leopard? Or can I some how format this to work properly on my computer. I also have an Iomega 120GB drive that I bought a few years ago from [URL] and it works flawlessly on both my PB and MM.

I just have a hard time believing that only certain hds will work for an intel mac running leopard. I thought all hds were the same and could be formatted to run on any system.

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OS X :: WiFi Card Not Functioning Correctly - How To Configure Properly

Nov 1, 2010

I have the aluminum iMac from around 2007 and the WiFi card seems to not be functioning correctly. It seems to time out often and is non-responsive many times. When it is working, it only gets about 1/4 the speed of what my macbook is getting.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: HP Laserjet M1120n MFP Printer Not Functioning Properly

Jun 26, 2012

After installing this printer it will scan but with some flaws in the scanned image and it will not print at all.

All that it displays is that there is an error after attempting to print. I'm wondering if there is some special driver that I need?

The printer is about 4yrs old.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Sleep Light Doesn't Blink When MBP Left To Sleep?

Oct 10, 2009

I set the MBP to sleep in 10 min through the Energy Saver pref with the option to sleep the hdds. When it's about to sleep the screen dims, then turns black, then the sleep light comes on but does not blink no matter how long I leave it. The blinking only happens when I close the lid or when I select the Sleep option under the Apple logo. Is that normal behavior?

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MacBook Air :: It Isn't Charging Properly - The Light Isn't On?

Apr 1, 2012

My macbook is not charging, the power cord light is not on, and it is plugged in to a live socket.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Spot Light Is Not Working Properly?

Oct 25, 2009

if i type in spotlight, safari for example, you would normally get safari right?
here is what im getting.

along with searching for disk utility.

try it, you will get the actual application and all i get in random garbage.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Shutdown Properly Or Sleep?

Jan 17, 2010

I go to shut it down from the apple menu, it attempts to go through all the stages needed for a shut down, the screen goes black like normal, and then it restarts again (so, while, it nearly gets to the end of shut down, it never quite makes it, and starts up again!) The same thing happens when I decide to restart - there is no pause between shutting down and restarting, indicating that it does nor restart at all.

It does not sleep either. I put the lid down and everything is still going inside the laptop!

I hope that's a good enough explanation of what's happening!

The only way I can shut the computer down is by pressing the power button in the top right hand corner of my macbook - forcing a shut down.

I've tried resetting the PRAM and repairing disk utility but it has done absolutely nothing.

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MacBook :: Sleep Light Always On?

Dec 4, 2010

I recently noticed something rather peculiar about my MacBook. When I put my computer to sleep, the sleep light never does what it used to. As far as I remember, the light is supposed to very bright, then go dim, and then go back to being bright correct? Well, since I installed the latest OS X update, I've noticed that my sleep light never gets dimmer. It just stays on full brightness all the time.

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Calibration - Unable To Properly Sleep

Dec 2, 2009

I have a 30 month old MacBook Pro (the SantaRosa line from June 2007)... And was still using the original battery up until 3 days ago. Its capacity suddenly dropped from 83% down to 45%, so I took it to an Apple store, they did a diagnostic, and without question told me the battery was defective, and just gave me a brand new battery with only 1 loadcycle on it. So today I decided to calibrate it, had it charged up, unpulgged it and let it run until it was 'supposed' to go to sleep... It had 0% left on it, the screen shut off, and the sleep light was just starting to dim, when I heard the hard drive go . (As if one pushed and held the power button, aka hard shutdown).

It seems it didn't have enough reserve capacity to let it go to sleep, so instead of waiting the 5 hours (as it wasn't sleeping, and pressing the button on the battery showed no lights at all), I decided to plug it in right away. Would it be a good idea to calibrate again, or simply wait a month or so and do it again then?

When I turned the computer back on, it didn't even resume at my desktop, so not only did it not get to sleep properly, it didn't even have a chance to write the memory to the hard drive, and now the actual battery capacity in Coconut battery is showing up 95%, 5253mAh

Just curious, as 30 months ago when I first got my original one, it calibrated properly and didn't completely die when it got to reserve capacity...

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MacBook :: Won't Shutdown / Restart / Sleep Or Startup Properly

May 6, 2010

During start up I get the apple logo and everything boots although it takes forever, the apple logo goes away screen goes blue, and sometimes it loads to the login screen about 10 mins later, and sometimes it just sits there. - During restart, it shuts down makes all the appropriate sounds, screen goes dark, and all you hear is a residual humming from the inside under the keyboard, and then never restarts. (You have to force shutdown) - Same story as above with both shutdown, and sleep.

The only way to get it to load successfully is in safe mode, but even then it still wont do the above problem correctly, it just at least starts.

- Resetting the PRAM, Holding power button for 5 seconds until repeating flashes, I've tried reinstalling snow leopard 5 times, I've checked for updates, I've repaired disk permissions, I've repaired the disk, I've even tried stepping the OSX back down to 10.3(The original operating software for this MB)

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MacBook :: OS X Mavericks (10.9.1) Sleep Sensor Isn't Working Properly

Sep 4, 2014

Just this morning, I opened my MacBook which had been sleeping overnight. for some strange reason, even when the screen was up, the light at the button was still glowing (indicating it was asleep). I tried forcing it to shutdown. When I turned it on again, it went to sleep mode right when the desktop was about to load. I tried booting from Windows 7 but sure enough, when I reached the login screen, the computer went to sleep. I concluded that it was definitely a sleep sensor problem.

MacBook, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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OS X :: MacBook Pro Light Not Blinking On Sleep?

Feb 15, 2009

I have the older MacBook Pro with the sleep light on the front button that attaches the screen to the main computer. I noticed that the light no longer blinks when it is on sleep. I recently upgraded my internal HD and have no idea if that could have caused it or not. I guess, since my Mac is three years old, there is also the possibility that the light just got old and went out.

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MacBook Pro :: External Display - Monitor Doesn't Sleep Properly

Jun 25, 2012

Have a brand new MBP 13" using Thunderbolt-DVI adapter with my old Dell 2405 LCD. Have an interesting scenario ... when the display goes to "sleep" there is still some type of signal coming out of the display port.  The monitor will stay on and just blink "NO SIGNAL DETECTED ON INPUT 2".  But the monitor actually still stays on.When I put the entire laptop to sleep them the monitor will properly power down to sleep mode. 

I don't think its the monitor because I've used this monitor with a number of different machines and graphics cards, in every scenario when I had the display set to sleep it powered off just fine.   

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On - Flashing Sleep Light

Oct 5, 2010

I bought a new mpb , i7. a few weeks ago it turned off and it wouldnt turn back on when i connected it to the power source , the sleep light however kept flashing, and it madethis sound like if it was trying to boot. anyway,i left it charging for a bit and it started working on its own.

however, lately its been shutting down when it runs out of battery instead of hibernating (which is really frustrating). and just now its doing the flashing thing again, cept for a much longer time.. any idea how to resolve this/what might be wrong with it?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Wake From Sleep - Lid Light Very Faint

Feb 12, 2009

Last night after I shut my MBP, I went to re-open it a few minutes later to find the computer to do nothing. If I try a hard restart with the power button it sounds like it is going to boot but nothing happens. The only real indication I have that it is even on at all is the light on the lid latch is on but not pulsating. When the lid is up the light is very faint and when the lid is closed the light is bright. I have tried most of the things i saw on the apple support site with no luck.

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On But Sleep Light And Fan Come On Then Shuts Down?

Jun 22, 2009

l tried to turn on my macbook pro this morning, but it doesn't turn on. When l press power, the fan and sleep light come on. but after about one second, it shuts down. The chime and screen dont come on.

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MacBook :: Light Steady In Sleep Mode?

Aug 18, 2009

My MacBook light no longer pulses gently when the computer goes into sleep mode after the cover is closed. This doesn't seem to be affecting battery life, so it is clearly going into sleep mode as always. It's not a huge problem, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen it.

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MacBook Pro :: Sleep Light Blinks - Shuts Down

Sep 16, 2009

my power cord comes unplugged. my battery is 100% charged, and yet whenever the magsafe comes unplugged the whole thing shuts down. I notice the sleep light blinks rapidly a few times then when my cord goes back in things restore? Edit: My macbookpro is a Unibody which is less then 6 months old. I received it as a replacement unit from apple (due to a lemon macbookpro i originally had) Which i figured means that the battery cant be bad, i take extremely good care of my computer.

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Turn On, Sleep Light Blinks Once?

May 13, 2010

I own a MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz and my problem happend like this:Last night I stopped playing SC2 and closed my MBP, then this morning I noticed that while it was closed, it had not gone to sleep mode, or at least that's what I thought, because it was too hot and the fans spinning hard. I openned it and showed no video, but remained on. After a 5-sec power button restart, it flashed the sleep indicator once and did nothing else, except for the HD spinned for a sec.I took the battery off and gave the computer time to cool off, because I sensed it way too hot.After I reinstalled the battery, I was able to turn it on the normal way, it worked just fine, but later I closed it again and when I openned it, it showed no video again.I repeated the process of letting it cool down, but with no effect this time.The sleep indicator turns on once and it does nothing.I tried swapping the memories, resetting the SMC, tried booting pressing control + command + r + p, tried booting without the battery, tried booting without the magsafe, nothing has worked.Now what happens when I press the power button is I hear the HD try to spin for half a second and the sleep indicator turn on once.

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OS X :: Macbook Won't Turn On - Sleep Light Flashes

Aug 6, 2010

my Macbook (I believe a 2008 model wouldn't wake up from it's sleep like it does every time I open it (I usually set it to sleep rather than shut it down). I turned it off manually, but when I attempted reboot it does either one of two things:

a) When I simply press the power on button, the screen stays black and the sleep light fades on once, but then fades off and all mechanical sounds abruptly stop.
b) When I press and hold the power button, the sleep light fades on, but then flashes about 10 times rapidly before fading in and once again abruptly turning off.

I have tried this with the charger plugged in several different outlets, not plugged into the Macbook, waiting, removing and putting back the battery. A Google search said it might have something to do with the RAM and pushing it back in, but I have no idea how to do that.

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Hardware :: MacBook Sleep Mode And Blinking Light?

Aug 9, 2008

I have the new 2.4 GHz MacBook model since last Thursday, and something throws me off a little bit.

When I close the lid, putting the MacBook to sleep, I can still hear the inner workings (fan, maybe hdd) of the laptop for a while. And the light doesn't blink softly and slow like it did on the iBook.

As I come from the iBook, I was used to wait one to ten seconds to get it to sleep after the lid was closed, and the blinking light showed me it was asleep. But the MacBook's doesn't.
Is that normal?

PS: I made two tests. It took 28 seconds until the light started pulsing, shortly after the fan stopped spinning and the hard drive reading/writing head (?) stopped in its safe position.

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MacBook Pro :: Closed Laptop Lid - Sleep Light Not Blinking

Jan 13, 2011

I have a macbook pro 13" and I'm running on Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6.6. What happened is that I close the laptop while it was turned on. After a while I opened it and the screen wouldn't turn on. Other thing I noticed was that the sleep light was also turned off, instead of blinking.

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MacBook :: Light Up Backlight - Flicker When Open From Sleep

Apr 19, 2009

my backlight decided it only wants to light up intermittently. and only for a little bit at a time. screen seems to still work, but when i open from sleep, sometimes it will flicker on the right side (like a fluorscent bulb) and go out again, or light up completely like it is supposed to, or do nothing at all. Machine is over 2 years old, and has gotten a lot of use. What are the chances this is a relatively cheap (1-200) fix? The machine is in good shape otherwise except for palmrest cracking which i havent gotten fixed due to the fact there is no apple store within 100 miles...

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MacBook :: Sleep Light Flash Quickly On / Off At Startup?

Apr 20, 2009

Weeks back, had some blinds by my desk fall on my opened Macbook and strike right near the power button. No real physical damage, although the power button feels a tad stiffer when pressed. But since then, at start up, the sleep light will flash quickly off and on for a short burst, but then proceed with start up.

I've searched around the internets and seem to think that this might be a memory problem. But in most cases the computer won't start up at all. In my case the only indication I have of a problem is flashing sleep light at start up.

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MacBook Pro :: Sleep Indicator Light Should Be Solid When The Computer Is On?

Jul 3, 2009

PROPOSITION: Turn the sleep indicator light to a power indicator light.

I just noticed, the sleep indicator light pulses when my MBP is in sleep, but is always completely off when it's in use. This is actually a little frustrating, as sometimes I leave my MBP idle with the screen off and the backlit keyboard off as well, and I can't tell if the thing is on or not since it's dead silent.

Also, I noticed that when I leave my MBP plugged in, idle overnight, the sleep indicator light is solid in the morning. It's definitely not indicating sleep, since the unit is on, so I'm not sure what it means.

Anyway, anyone else think the sleep indicator light should be solid when the computer is in use? How would you tell the difference between an MBP that is powered off, and closed and slipped into a backpack, from an MBP that is simply powered on but fails to enter sleep for some reason?

Is there a way to keep the light on forever, sort of like a power indicator? ALL my previous laptops have some sort of power LED just so you can at least tell it's on. It just doesn't make sense to me.

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