My macbook 13" 10.5.8 leopard, won't wake from sleep

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When I close my computer it won't wake again without restarting. Then I see a gray screen, eventually turning to blue and eventually I can use it. This has happened 2x before and somehow months later started working again. It happened again and I can't figure out what to do. I've reset the pram and no difference. I don't have anything connected to the computer and the "energy preference " is ( I don't think) the issue. HELP ???
 

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Boot with your original install recovery DVD and use Disk Utility from the DVD to run verify and repair on the hard drive. Let's see what it says.
 
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Hi and Thanks for responding. I didn't use the DVD but I did run Disk utility to repair permissions. Is that the same thing, or is what you're saying totally different?
 

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In order to test the hard drive you must boot from the install DVD that came with your machine. You run Disk Utility from the DVD to do a verify and repair on the hard drive. You can't test the hard drive while it's mounted.

Repairing permissions can be done either way but I didn't ask you to do that.
 
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Okee dokee.. thanks for the clarification.. I'll try that and let you know what happens. :)
 
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I used the install disk as you suggested and It said " no trouble found" so I went for the extended testing and it too said " no trouble found". Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again!
 

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OK. Let's try resetting the SMC. See the following Apple KB article for the procedure: LINK
 
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I actually tried that before anything and also restarting holding down the command, option P&R too.. Did not help the first time and did not help this time! So frustrating.. Any other suggestions, or is it time to take it in?
 

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