Forum Question: Best Way To Hibernate and Wake a MBP?

Hi Gary – I’m in the habit of simply closing the lid on my MBP when I’m done working, but leaving it plugged in while it hibernates. Usually, just opening the lid brings everything back to life right where I left off. But lately, when I open the lid , the screen will flash on for about 2 seconds and then immediately go blank. Only a forced reboot will restore the system. Which makes me wonder, is there a preferred way to hibernate the MBP? Thanks!

Comments: 8 Responses to “Best Way To Hibernate and Wake a MBP?”

    2/9/12 @ 1:55 pm

    There is no right or wrong way. Closing the lid is fine. It is probably what most people do.
    If it is not waking up properly, then something is wrong. Could be some software you have installed. Could also be some hardware — USB, bluetooth, etc. Impossible to say without having it checked out.

    Bob P.
    2/9/12 @ 2:29 pm

    Funny you should mention this, David, as my MBP has been doing the same thing the past week or so. I’m not sure how or why it started, but I open the lid, the screen flashes on for a few second then goes black. I have to reboot to get it back.
    I haven’t loaded any software so I’ll check thru my settings and see if something has changes. I’ll report my findings.

    Michael Wheless
    2/9/12 @ 5:52 pm

    Apple support forums has an extensive discussion about this issue. There are many ideas and methods for correcting this problem. What worked for me, and was extremely simple……remove some print jobs which had remained in queue. I had installed new drivers for my printers, and in this process, I had sent a print job to the wrong printer. Solved that problem, but left the print jobs in queue in error. Once deleted, no further sleep problems.

    2/9/12 @ 6:10 pm

    Mine has been doing the same for months, must be a software problem

    Allan Michael
    2/9/12 @ 8:13 pm

    I have a diff prob on my MBA …it was from him/sleep and it can’t find router…last update was supposed to fix that Gary…what do you think gives here??

      2/9/12 @ 8:15 pm

      Don’t know. Hard to troubleshoot problems like this. I’d have an expert take a look if you are in over your head.

    2/9/12 @ 8:34 pm

    There is no “hibernation” in Appleland. Close *all* applications from task bar, then choose “sleep” – or better yet “shut down” from apple icon. Just closing the lid is “potluck” depending on software running and backup drive(s) you might have running.

    2/9/12 @ 9:24 pm

    You might also check “force quit” under the Apple logo -to see what’s running that you don’t know about.

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