Help me fix my Mac!
April 25, 2014 10:51 AM Subscribe
My Mac won't wake up after going to sleep -- what's going on?
I've had my Mac for about 2 1/2 years, and in the last 2 or 3 months this has become an issue. When it falls asleep, it often doesn't wake up. It doesn't happen every time I shut the screen, but once every day or two it will sleep and no amount of button pushing, trackpad clicking or even shutting my computer down and starting it up again will awaken it. I took it to the Genius bar today and they ran a diagnostic test and couldn't find anything wrong with it; they told me to just make sure I shut it down once every two days (which I already do).
I already upgraded my software about a week ago hoping it would fix the issue and reset the SMC. No luck. Sometimes it takes up to 20 mins of continuously shutting down and turning it on again before it will come on, and when it does finally wake up I have no idea what finally did it. My boyfriend's Mac (same model) has the same issue sometimes but it seems to be not as frequently or persistently as mine.
Anyone had the same problem? I am going to try shutting it down every night and maybe just never allowing it to sleep, but if it keeps happening I'll take it to a private repair shop - I'd just rather avoid that cost.