I’ve received some lame comments from people about my complaining. Some people seem to think that I should simply shut up and ignore the fact that the Black Screen of Death is making a brand new laptop completely unusable. What is up with that? You don’t want your expensive Mac to work perfectly fine?

Here are some other folks with the same issues.

On the idealog there is an article about a much bigger problem with the Leopard 10.5.6 update. Apparently it can completely break your MacBook Pro. In such a way where it does not even boot up correctly. Fortunately I don’t experience that issue, but the symptoms sound very much the same. One of the comments read:

Mine will power on enough that I hear the hard drive and fan spin, and the power LED comes on, but no display.

Sounds like what I am experiencing.

On the official Apple Discussion Forums there is also a lot of discussion about the wake problems.

From Macbook Pro won’t resume from sleep

This is one of the most problematic of the problems with the new MBP. About 90% of the time when I try to wake the computer from sleep, the machine just doesn’t respond. It might be related to bluetooth and/or connecting an external monitor. This machine is fast becoming unusable, since every time it goes to sleep and doesn’t wake up, I have to restart the machine by holding down the power button until it reboots, causing me to lose my work.

From Why does my macboook not want to wake up from sleep?

I just bought a brand new unibody macbook Pro from the apple store last monday. Sometimes if I shut the machine, it will do its sleep thing and when I open it back up and press a key it doesn’t respond. I even push the power button and it still won’t respond. The only thing that works is manually removing the battery and replacing it. I definitely should not have to do this.

From mbp dosn’t allways wake up when asked

My mbp doesn’t always wake up from its sleep, i rub the trackpad, click the buttons, and usually i have to hard re boot it. Is this normal, what can i do?

From Won’t wake from sleep… need to reboot

So when I lift the lid to my late ’08 MBP, randomly it doesn’t wake from the sleep mode, even after the latest firmware update. Anyone having the same issue?

For more sad stories just search for ‘wake’ in the MacBook Pro (Late 2008) category on the forums.

Lame.

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4 comments so far

  1. Quantis on

    I’m having the same issue. I close the screen of my new Macbook and head off to work but when I open it at work nothing.

    I have to hold the power button until I hear the hard drive spin down then hit it again to turn it back on.

    I really hope this gets fixed soon. It’s getting annoying.

  2. \/\/ on

    Same wakeup problem here, Apple sucks donkey ass for not fixing this…

  3. Dan Warne on

    Same exact problem here… argh!

    And this is after my MacBook Pro had corrupting onscreen graphics last year, a problem which took Apple six months to acknowledge, and was only able to be fixed with a motherboard swap.

    Glad I found your blog though, describing the EXACT problem I am having… it demonstrates to me that it’s not my system.

    Can I ask: are you running SMCFanControl? My system seems to be more stable in terms of resuming when I am not running SMCFanControl — but of course I can’t say with absolute certainty that this is the cause.

  4. YOUR A RETARD on

    Your a bunch of dumbass assholes who live with your mothers and jack off to gay porn. Windows and Linux suck BALLS and your to self-conceded to see it. You snobby pricks should go fuck yourselves, I mean if you’ve got enough time to make a site like this then you need to get a job and then maybe you can afford a Mac and not be such a hating bunch of dickheads. I mean honestly you guys are retarded and biased. O and btw I posted this on a Mac so SUCK MY DICK YOU FAGGOT!!!


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