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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MBP Unibody 17 Black screen, Stdy Light steady, nothing more


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Hi,

since last week, my MBP began to do this.

The screen flickers to black, I hear the Hard Drives shut down (clik), the fans stops and the standby light on the front lights up steady, I wait and nothing.. I have to press the power for 5 seconds so it will shut down.

I tried the flush of the pram (boot with optio, command, p, r) and same thing...

I tested the memory with tech tool pro for 1:30 hour, no problem.
I tested the system too, same thing.

My mac is approaching the 1 year, would I be better getting a Apple Care? Also, I have 2 hard drives in it since the first week I bought it (with MCE Optibay adapter), would the Apple Care be useless?

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If your MBP is not yet one year old (from date of purchase), now is the time to make an appointment with your local Apple store genius and have it looked at while it's still under warranty. Buying apple care is up to you, however. It's possible to purchase apple care at a discount from Amazon and other authorized resellers. Do not buy it from eBay.
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Checking the system log, I found something that seems to happen each time my computer freezes:


Dec 20 15:35:57 prodsacs-macbook loginwindow[33]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
Dec 20 15:35:57 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection AirPort configd plug-in com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 196 ms
Dec 20 15:35:57 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection mDNSResponder com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 196 ms
Dec 20 15:35:57 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection IPConfiguration com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 201 ms
Dec 20 15:36:56 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
Dec 20 15:37:01 localhost DirectoryService[15]: Improper shutdown detected



Dec 20 16:07:42 prodsacs-macbook loginwindow[30]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
Dec 20 16:08:37 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
Dec 20 16:08:41 localhost DirectoryService[15]: Improper shutdown detected


Dec 21 10:44:22 prodsacs-macbook loginwindow[33]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
Dec 21 10:44:23 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection AirPort configd plug-in com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 177 ms
Dec 21 10:44:23 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection mDNSResponder com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 177 ms
Dec 21 10:45:19 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
Dec 21 10:45:23 localhost DirectoryService[15]: Improper shutdown detected

Dec 21 18:19:38 prodsacs-macbook loginwindow[33]: loginwindow SleepWakeCallback WILL sleep
Dec 21 18:19:39 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection AirPort configd plug-in com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 409 ms
Dec 21 18:19:39 prodsacs-macbook configd[13]: PMConnection mDNSResponder com.apple.powermanagement.applicationresponse.slow response 409 ms
Dec 21 18:20:54 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
Dec 21 18:20:59 localhost DirectoryService[15]: Improper shutdown detected
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All that's telling you is that the machine is being improperly shut down. Which of course will occur if something is causing that to happen without you doing it. As I replied to you previously, time to take it in to Apple and have it looked at before your warranty expires.
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I'd say it's the sleep switch which is on the battery indicator lights, and at the sleep light on most unibody macs, Take to apple for service before it's too late.
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OK, so in december Apple changed the Logic Board and now it is doing it again.

here is a video..

YouTube - MBP 17 Unibody StandBy Problems

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