Macbook Pro not sleeping when lid closed

Advertisement
Since upgrading my late 2011 13-inch Macbook Pro to Yosemite, I've noticed that it does not go to sleep properly when I close the lid. While the screen does turn off, the white LED remains on at full brightness and the fans spin up to maximum speed. When I open the lid again, the fans slow down but the screen doesn't turn back on until I press a key. This suggests it wasn't sleeping at all and the display saver simply activated.
If I use the Apple menu (top left) to enter Sleep mode, wait for it to go to sleep then close the lid, it sleeps properly with the white LED glowing slowly.
I have checked the Energy Saver preferences, and there is no Sharing set up so I doubt that's the problem. Is anyone else having this issue? Any ideas how to fix it?
Advertisement

Replay

Similar issue after upgrade w my MBP (early 2011). 
Close the screen with apps open... climb into bed... the laptop appears to enter sleep BUT several times thruout the night I hear the optical drive spin up along with the hard drive and screen glow (visible w screen closed as a glow)... then... it goes back to sleep (must detect closed screen). 
Weird. 
Did not do so with prior OS installs (not hardware issue... related to Yosie install).  

IBook will not sleep when lid closed

Hi, I recently had my Hard Drive replaced, the old one died. It was all covered by AppleCare and the repairs done at a Apple Authorised Outlet. After installing everything again I just found out that my iBook will not sleep when the lid is closed. Th

X120e does not sleep when lid closed

I found another similar post, however it was resolved by the individual reinstalling the operating system. My issue is more complicated. I have made sure everything is up to date, all the settings that tell the system to sleep when the lid is closed

MacBook Pro does not sleep when lid closed

Hi there. I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Before the upgrade my mac would sleep automatically when the lid closed. However, ever since I've upgraded, when I close the lid, my mac doesn't go to sleep. However, if

Any way to prevent macbook air from sleeping when lid closed?

I believe there is no way to keep your macbook/air running when you shut the lid. I am running a background job where I am downloading a huge amount of data from the internet, which is coming through slowly (other applications could be where I am run

2008 Unibody MacBook Pro shuts down when lid closed while on Battery

Hello, I did some google searches, but could not find anything that was exactly my issue. I have a 2008 MBP unibody. If the MBP is on battery only and I close the lid, the notebook shuts down completely. This is even when the battery is fully charged

How can I get my MacBook to stay on and not sleep when lid is closed?

How can I get my MacBook to stay on and not sleep when lid is closed?try this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/37991/nosleepRead other 2 answers

MBB Does Not Sleep When Lid Shut

My macbook does not sleep when I shut the lid. This happened recently after I had my fan repaired. I also updated the OS at the same time, so I'm not sure which triggered the problem. I would have to manually select sleep before shutting the lid; and

New Macbook Pro 17" doesn't sleep when lid closed, but works if done manual

I never had this problem with my last macbook pro. This is the new unibody 17" The computer will not go to sleep when I shut the lid. The screen stays on (the apple logo glows). And the little light on the right stays solid (no blinking). Yet, when I

HT1776 MacBook does not sleep when closed

I have a Late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro running Mavericks.  Sometimes when I close the lid, it does not sleep or turn off the display, even after the set time in Energy Saver preferences.  My main concern is that I have my security settings set to lock

Computer does not sleep when lid is closed

Hey everyone, Until about 15 minutes ago I had my powerbook G4 set to sleep whenever I closed the lid. Well, now it does not want to. I installed a screensaver and used it for a little bit, and now uninstalled it. The problem is, ever since installin

Disabling automatic sleep when lid closed

is it possible to disable the sleep mode when the lid of my MacBook Pro is closed? I would like to listen to music even when the laptop is closed, but I don't know how or even if it is an option with Mac. ThanksI just answered this question for someo

MacBook Pro connected Cinema Display lid closed - is this alright?

I have my Macbook Pro connected to a 23" Cinema Display and I was just reading something about heat and wanted to make sure its fine to have my Macbook Pro connected to the Cinema Display with the lid closed. Actually, I'm guessing there's no problem

MacBook Pro will not sleep when charging and display is closed.

Hi, My Mac will not sleep when it is charging. When I close my display, it will not sleep. When I unplug the power cable, it sleeps... I've tried to reset the SMC, and I think i did, the charger went from green to red etc different colours.. Does any

MacBook Pro not going to sleep

This just started, but it seems the MBP does not really go to sleep.  This happens when I shut the lid or do so in the Apple menu.  The screen blanks, but the machine is still on and seems to get very hot while just sitting there.  The MBP is usually

My macbook pro only charges when the screen is closed.

My Macbook Pro will charge when the screen is closed, but when the screen is open, the charger stops working.  When the screen is open, the LED on the mag connector stays on for maybe 1% of charge, then the LED turns off. When this happens, I have to

Macbook 2009 (10.8.2) will not sleep when wifi is on

If my wifi is on, my macbook won't sleep when I either close or click sleep. If I close it, the fans would soon get louder. I believe this may be only when it's plugged in, because it was able to sleep on battery. "wake for network access" is of

Hi, i bought a irig to connect my guitar on my macbook pro 2012, but when i use the irig in my mac, it doesnt recognize, so i cant choose it on preferences of sound, what can i do?  (the sound of my guitar goes by IRIG but I can not hear due to feedback a

hi, i bought a irig to connect my guitar on my macbook pro 2012, but when i use the irig in my mac, it doesnt recognize, so i cant choose it on preferences of sound, what can i do?  (the sound of my guitar goes by IRIG but I can not hear due to feedb

Is it better to leave your macbook pro in sleep mode during the night or have it shutdown all night?

Is it better to leave your macbook pro in sleep mode during the night or have it shutdown all night?During sleep, your MacBook consumes a little part of the battery, so it won't harm leaving it in sleep mode. Also, you will be able to start using it

I downloaded the new iphoto to my macbook pro. Now when I open it, there is a message telling me that "your photo library is damaged or unreadable and cannot be opened. Please restore from a backup." What do I do I had 16,000 pictures.....PLEASE HELP!!!!!

I downloaded the new iphoto to my macbook pro. Now when I open it, there is a message telling me that "your photo library is damaged or unreadable and cannot be opened. Please restore from a backup." What do I do I had 16,000 pictures.....PLEASE