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Mar 01

I have a MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and I am having an interesting issue. When I shut the lid to put the MacBook to sleep, or I put it to sleep first and then shut the lid, it restarts itself. I know this is different from the Random Restart Issue (RSS) because it only happens only when shutting the lid and no other time, whereas the RSS MacBooks just shutdown without restarting at any time.

When I got the MacBook I did a clean install of the OS including zero-ing out the hard drive before I installed.

If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to post or email.

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9 Responses to “MacBook Restarts when put to sleep”

  1. gordon Says:

    Same thing happened to me. It got so bad, it wore my hard drive out, and I lost EVERYTHING.

    I always thought the problem had something to do with an external monitor being plugged into it. I figured out that the monitor did not affect it as much as iChat did. If I quit iChat then close the lid, or click Sleep, the problem does not happen anymore.

  2. Chris Says:

    I have exactly the same issue with my MacBook… starting to bug me now as I can’t seem to find any answers. It’s also a MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 2gb of memory. It shuts down about twice a week (sometimes more), and its completely random from what I can tell. I’ve only recently converted to macs (two months ago) so I don’t know how normal this type of thing is, I would just expect it from windows but I thought it just didn’t happen on macs.

  3. John Says:

    Try this link…

    http://www.silvermac.com/2006/how-to-save-your-macbook-pro-hard-drive/

  4. NIck Husher Says:

    I’ve been having the same problem. For me, it happens only once every few weeks, or maybe about once a week. The link posted doesn’t really help because it only draws an inconclusive link between jolting the disk during the hibernation process and restarting. Assuming this is the case, I turned off SafeSleep.

    http://nickol.us/log/macbook-safesleep

  5. doubleodd Says:

    Restarting when the lid is closed! I have been having this problem non-stop since I got my MBP 15″ 2.33 on Jan 29, 2007. The machine was built in week 3 of 2007.

    I have also had a problem with kernel panics (which may be related to MBP wireless card issues). Also numerous program crashes. Problems waking from sleep.

    Under direction from numerous level two product specialists: Tried archive and install, total disk erase and install, swapping RAM in and out, 24 hour extended hardware tests… nothing.

    Apple replaced the logic board and “top deck” and thermal spacer module… did not fix the problem.

    Apple replaced the airport card…. did not fix the problem.

    Finally after 3 months of constant phone calls to apple, constant reinstalling of software, and the computer being in the apple shop twice for almost 30 days in 30 months, they are replacing the machine.

  6. Markus Klassen Says:

    I am so pissed right now, I called apple to get assistance and the can’t help me with support because I am twelve days over the phone support. And there are no close apple stores to me so I am stuck with a restarting macbook. Can anybody help me. I am loosing so much work because of this problem.

  7. kginger Says:

    It is the safe sleep issue:

    http://fuhm.livejournal.com/2313.html

  8. Illumeres Says:

    hey ))
    its very point of view.
    Good post.
    realy gj

    thx :-)

  9. Jo Says:

    I have got random restarts in MBA with BootCamp. First I thought this is from overheating but no. It can happen after the MBA was in sleep on my desk for several hours, and completly cool, and I open the lid and bang it restarts. Never shutdowns. Just restarts. This makes the MBA useless for me. If you can not trust a machine to not restart on you suddenly, the hardware becomes a menace. I am past the 1 year warranty. Funny it worked welll for several months in BootCamp. This restart does not happen with Leopard running, just Windows 7. Maybe I should reinstall BootCamp 3.1 once again. Any suggestions are welcome.

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