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after boot, macbook white apple and status bar briefly display every 10.0 seconds then go black

PRESENTLY: My MacBook Pro won't boot up. Screen is totally black, except that exactly every 10 seconds it BRIEFLY re-displays white apple, full white horizontal status bar, and the spin gear below. ...
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My Mac isn't locking when I put it to sleep

If I go  -> Sleep or even hold the power button, my Mac goes to sleep but when I go to wake it up I immediately see the screen I'd put it to sleep on. Before I was asked for my password again upon ...
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Sleep/wake Mac mini by pressing power button

I have a Mac mini that is on my network but not connected to any displays or input devices. It's running El Capitan. I want to be able to put the Mac to sleep and awake it as easily as possible (i.e. ...
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Mac wakes after 20 seconds

I have a problem with my mac waking up from sleep. I've searched some of the other threads but nothing seems to quite compare to this one. Unlike some cases where this problem started after installing ...
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MacBook Pro Early 2008 Fan running while in standby

The fans in my MBP (MacBook Pro4,1) continue to run after closing the MacBook. This is not because of the CPU running under high power, it's also happening when the CPU has done nothing for about 15 ...
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How do I instantly lock my computer when screen saver delay is on?

I have my security preferences set up to delay for 15 minutes after screen saver turns on and then ask for a password. (I use two computers and don't always notice right away when the screensaver ...
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Can sleep password and screensaver password timeout settings be different?

In El Capitan, is there a way to separate the request for password when the computer wakes from sleep from the request for password for stopping the screensaver? See System Preferences --> Security &...
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My MacBook Pro is not sleeping when I close the lid on battery

I purchased my macbook back in 2011, and this problem just started. When I unplug and close my computer to put it in my backpack for school, it does not sleep. I take it out and its very hot and has ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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What programs are run when in safe mode and waking up from sleep?

I have been having some terrible issues with my MacBook Pro Retina in that it randomly shuts down within 5 minutes of booting up. I seem to have isolated a problem free environment to safe mode ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15" crashes after waking up from deep sleep

My MBP crashes after waking up from deep sleep. I also noticed it crashes when I take it off AC power, move to a different location, then hook it back up. I've done the NVRAM/PRAM and SMC resets and ...
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iMac going in and out of sleep every few seconds

If I put my iMac (2011, i7) to sleep, it'll wake up after 5 seconds, then go back to sleep after a few seconds, and repeat constantly. The only way to stop it is to restart. This seems to be happening ...
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What happens to my actively running games if I let my Apple TV go to sleep?

If I make my Apple TV go to sleep while my game is actively running or suspended in the background, will it still be in a suspended/paused state when I wake the device, or will the game restart?
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After system wake, Thunderbolt monitor underscans

Starting recently (but not aligned in my memory to any particular Software Update), when my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (late 2015) wakes from sleep with the external monitor connected (whether sleep was ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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How can I debug why fans are constantly spinning?

OK, I admit a 5.5+ yr old MacBook Air is a bit dated, but I am not overloading it. Nonetheless, the constantly spinning fans are more than a bit of an annoyance. However, I do want to understand ...
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Weird trackpad & keyboard issue with MacBook Pro E2015

I've had some issues with my trackpad and keyboard on my MacBook Pro 13 (Early 2015) for the past 3-4 weeks. After being awaken from sleep mode, they were sometimes unresponsive. At first, a couple of ...
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MacBook Air headphone jack causing mac to go into sleep mode [closed]

So my MacBook Air continuously flickers between on and sleep modes. It stays on only when I plug in the headphone jack and keep it at an angle pressed. I took it to the store and I was told it could ...
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Prevent Wake-on-LAN when other devices wake from sleep or get connected to power

TL;DR Waking OS X computer A on the network, wakes OS X computer B. Plugging in an iOS device to charge, wakes B too. Prevent this. Problem I keep my iMac in my bedroom, and just before I'm about ...
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Keep dual screen active with MBP and iMac, after hibernation/sleep

I have an older iMac (2009) as a second monitor for a MacbookPro (2015). Both are running El Capitan. By hooking up a thunderbolt cable I can activate the second monitor feature using Cmd+F2 just fine....
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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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Internal keyboard + touchpad stopped working, on Macbook air 'early 2014', Yosemite 10.10.2

my internal keyboard and touchpad - stopped working a few days ago. When it first happened - I made the macbook sleep-wake-up several times - and it came back to normal. External keyboard+touchpad - ...
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Updated to 10.11.4 now getting “Disk not ejected properly” every time my Mac mini sleeps

Been running El Capitan since it was officially released. Updated to 10.11.4 a few days ago. I have a WD Elements USB 3.0 drive connected to my Mac mini (directly to the rear ports, not via a hub). ...
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Bluetooth unresponsive on Macbook Retina after sleep (lid close)

Sometimes* when I close the lid on my 13" Retina Macbook to go from work to home, Bluetooth becomes unresponsive. I can access the Bluetooth menu in the menubar and click to connect to devices, but ...
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Chrome prevents Macbook from sleeping

Chrome prevents my Macbook from sleeping. See screenshot: Some websites say it might be due to a chrome extension, but I've installed no new extensions in the last two weeks (I've only had this ...
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MacBook Pro wakes immediately after sleeping

When I put my MacBook Pro to sleep, it will immediately wake up again after ~5 seconds, then go to sleep again and keep on sleeping and waking. This happens no matter if I close the lid or use the  -&...
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Mac mini set to never sleep, but seems to be sleeping anyway (does not respond to network) [duplicate]

I've enabled SSH into my mac mini (late 2012 running OS X 10.9.3), and have the energy saver settings set so that the display sleeps after 10 minutes, and the computer is set to never sleep. If the ...
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13-inch Macbook Pro 2015 Battery Draining on standby/sleep

I've been using my Macbook Pro(13-inch Retina, early 2015) for past 10 months. Initially, it's battery did not used to drain at all during sleep/standby mode, but recently it has started to drain (by ...
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OS X Yosemite attempts to eject external drives after sleep

I have 2 external drives that I use respectively for Time Machine and for all my work. I installed OS X Yosemite today and now every time my iMac goes to sleep (I never turn my macs off) it attempts ...
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“You restarted/Computer restarted because of a problem” on wakeup, Evernote?

For the last few days I've been getting scared because of these messages that appear very frequently on wakeup, and almost always when I wakeup after a long duration. Sometimes it says "you restarted ...
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How to make my Mac sleep when I close the lid while connected to an external display? [duplicate]

Having an external monitor connected prevents my Mac from sleeping when I close the lid. Is there any way to opt out this feature?
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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After 10.11.5 update after hard drive sleep Mac mini can't wake up

After an OS X 10.11.5 update hard drive sleeps (when the white light no longer pulses) disable all peripheral connections to my Mac mini including Bluetooth and USB. Only way to wake it up is through ...
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Why does my Apple TV 4 often turn my receiver off on startup?

I have an Apple TV connected via HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-S510 which in turn is connected to my Sony Bravia KDL-32W4000 TV. I have everything set to power on automatically, and I can control the ...
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How can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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Why is my BASH script being executed twice? I'm using launchd

I have one plist associated with this launchd agent. There is one agent listed in launchctl list, and it calls my bash script, called rc.wakeup, whenever the mac is woken up from sleep. There is only ...
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How do I find out what is keeping my Macbook from sleeping?

My Macbook will drain of battery when it's not plugged in. I thought it was a bad battery (it says it needs serviced) but even if it's a bad battery it should not be taking power when the lid is ...
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MacBook Air 2009 using too much battery during sleep - Too old?

I have just bought a MacBook Air Mid 2009 and i'm surprised about the speed it uses battery during sleep. Here are the technical features : MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009 (MacBookAir2,1) Mountain Lion ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Macbook External Display turns off after few seconds

So I recently bought a AOC monitor. It has a VGA port so I used a mini Display Port to VGA adapter and connected it to my Macbook Pro. Now the problem is that Macbook detects an external display, but ...
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How can you make a Mac (2015 Yosemite) hibernate? (Hibernate like Windows PC, ie. save state to disk and fully power down) [duplicate]

Please note: Whilst the older question (4 years ago) Do MacBooks have a true "Hibernate" option? has answers that show a hibernate option exists for Macs, it doesn't detail how to make your ...
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How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?

I have found contradictory opinions on this. Some say Windows users tend to shut down but that it is not necessary, and I tend to do that too. Others say it is preferable to shut down, as it does not ...
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Disable idle sleep within a shell script

How can I use caffeinate or pmset within a shell script to prevent my laptop from sleeping and interrupting the script? Something like: #!/usr/bin/env bash # disable idle sleep # rsync ... # more ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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Is it normal for there to be a 5min+ period of high CPU usage when going to sleep under El Capitan?

I have recently upgraded my 8GB MacBook Pro (mid 2010, model ID: MacBookPro6,2) from OS X 10.6.8 to 10.11.4. Under Snow Leopard, after I closed the lid it would take something like 30 seconds to ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Air turn off?

I have a MacBook Air that the lid I left open. The screen was still on when I left it. In System Preferences, I set it to turn off the display and sleep after 10 minutes. But it didn't turn off. I ...
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MacBook fans are running high even under normal load

My MacBook (non-pro) Aluminum is a few years old. Lately I experience the problem that my fans are running high even with moderate usage and the body really heatens up. It did this before, but only ...
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iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into auto-lock (sleep)

My iPhone seems to disconnect the VPN as soon as it goes into sleep mode. I use OpenVPN connect for iOS. iPhone 5s and 6, iOS 8. Is this behaviour as designed or am I missing something?
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Apple bluetooth keyboard incredibly slow after sleep

Often, when I wake my MacBook Pro from sleep using my bluetooth keyboard, the keyboard then appears to operate at a tiny fraction of normal speed until I power-cycle the keyboard, at which point it ...