My MacBook just "wakes" up with no apparent reason, or a any pattern I can point at, it's quite annoying especially when the battery runs low or when it happens in the middle of the night and wakes me up.
You should check your "Energy Saver Settings", and your "Bluetooth Settings" to see if there are external causes for its waking.
It also might help to change your "Energy Saver Settings" to "Better Energy Saving" while you're not actively using your Mac. At least that way it'll turn itself back off.
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Here is a process I would recommend you try to resolve the issue with your Macbook Pro's keypad not responding.
-SMC RESET- The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is usually on the logic board of your Mac portable.
It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.
Shut down the computer. • Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected. • Remove the battery. • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds. • Release the power button. • Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter. • Press the power button to turn on the computer.
When you connect an external monitor to your MacBook (or PowerBook,
for that matter), you can combine your MacBook's LCD and your external
monitor to create one big monitor. That means when your mouse pointer
goes off the edge of one, it will appear on the other. Open the
Displays Preference Pane to configure the resolution and orientation of
the two monitors. This type of configuration works well when you want
to keep your main work on your larger external display, but still keep
things like IM, iTunes, and email constantly visible on the smaller
Some windows act like they don't want to be
dragged on to your external monitor. If a windows is being stubborn,
try dragging it up to the menu bar, and keep dragging, even if stays
stuck below the menu bar. Sometimes once you have dragged it far enough
that it has room to render the entire window, it will jump to the other
monitor (Terminal used to have this problem, but Apple fixed it some
time ago). If that doesn't work, try dragging it from a corner of your
monitor. My Adium contact list
doesn't seem to want to live on my external monitor, but I can coerce
it up there by dragging up from either corner.
laptop is open, you can't switch to using the full resolution of an
external monitor. I have no idea why, but it's a fact of life for
MacBook users. You can use both displays in "extended" mode, or you can
mirror your MacBook's display (which most likely doesn't use the full
resolution of your external monitor), but you can't switch to using
only the external monitor. Very strange.
If you close your
laptop, you can actually get the full resolution of your external
display. Put your MacBook to sleep, connect your external display and
an external monitor, and wake the computer up by pressing any key. You
will have full use of your external display while your laptop is closed.
you really want to have your MacBook open while only using an external
display, after following the procedure above, you can open your
MacBook, and it's screen will remain off, which means you can still use
the MacBook's keyboard and trackpad. Why you can't get into this mode
using F7, I have no idea. This is a good technique for allowing some
heat to dissipate while still using an external display so the lid of
your MacBook doesn't melt or warp.
You can boot your
computer using just an external display. Just connect your external
display, open the lid, hit the power button, and close the lid again
In order to output only to an external monitor,
you have to have the power cable connected. I tried for several minutes
yesterday to get my MacBook to wake up with an external keyboard and
monitor before unpacking my AC adapter from my backpack, and it
wouldn't work. It took me a while to make the connection (no pun
intended), but I eventually discovered that with the power cable
attached, everything works as expected.
The hinge is a very fragile part of the Macbook. In the hinge goes all the video and sound cables, as well as the backlight power. You can have a hardware problem here with your connectors.
However the sleep mode can also take its time to wake up:
- The hard dive needs to wake its 5400 rpms
- The system has to wake
- The video has to wake
I would think that a fast internal hard drive, as a SSD drive for example, will wake up much faster.
Hope this helps
try You can force a frozen MacBook Air — or any current Mac laptop — to shut down and restart without removing its battery. You just hold down the power button for a few seconds until the machine shuts off, then wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.