Why does my MacBook Pro keep falling asleep?


I starting having a problem with my Mac a few months ago. My Mac display falls asleep on its own (the sleep light flashes when this happens) and will not respond to keystrokes or even when I press the power button.

It started falling asleep and waking up randomly every once in a while but over time it has begun falling asleep every few minutes to every few seconds and will eventually reach a point where it won't respond or wake up for hours(sleep light flashes the entire time).

I brought the computer to the Genius Bar for help, but they don't know what the problem is and I can't even finish backing up my information to send it out!

Is there anyone who can help me out there?

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Try SMC and NVRAM reset. If it is not this, will be related to a faulty hall effect sensor/signal to sensor, on the logic board.

Open and check for liquid damage. If any is present, take a picture of where it is, before cleaning with 95%+ isopropyl. I suspect liquid will be causing this intermittent issue. Make sure magnets definitely aren't near your Macbook, causing it to sleep.

Would recommend taking this to a 3rd party repair centre who can diagnose and repair the logic board, if this does not resolve your issue.

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Thank you so much! I reset the NVRAM and SMC and it sleeps a lot less often now. Is that diagnostic of something?

Thanks again!!


These are just software resets, which can sometimes help with issues like this. I would recommend checking it out for liquid damage though, if it is still sometimes doing this.


Check out my post today. My problem was with the lid sensor. Easy fix


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