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22nd March 2008, 01:34 PM
Hi guys

Maybe I'm slow on this one, but is this screen new? I've never seen it before.

I let my MacBook run on battery until it automatically went into deep sleep. Upon finishing charging (let it sleep for 5 hours, charged, then powered up again), I saw this screen:


Is this a new "going out of hibernation/deep sleep" screen? Or has it always been there and I've just never calibrated my battery like this? I have previously owned a white Core Duo (2.0) machine and haven't seen this screen before, which is why I'm asking.

It is a Black MacBook, Core 2 Duo 2.16 (Mid 2007) model. Thanks. :)

Sorry for the poor photo. I quickly grabbed my iPhone and snapped it.

22nd March 2008, 01:43 PM
Yeah my mid 2007 MBP does this when it comes out of deep sleep, or I change the battery while it is asleep. However, I can still see my screen as it was before it went to sleep, though it is in black and white until the progress bar finishes.

22nd March 2008, 01:45 PM
Oh okay. Thanks. I was wondering what was happening since I owned the 2006 Core Duo MacBooks and have calibrated the battery 20-something odd times (owned it for about 2 years, sold it recently this year and bought this black C2D one you see above).

P.S. it was my first time calibrating the MacBook since getting it, last week or so. I haven't used it much. :)

22nd March 2008, 01:57 PM
Although it looks similar, I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to see your screen state before it went to sleep, like I can:

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2136/img0018cr2.th.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0018cr2.jpg)

22nd March 2008, 02:01 PM
I'm not sure. I had it on the lowest brightness while trying to run the battery down.

The screen above is just your default white/grey screen that you see when you restart the machine. I had to push the power button to wake the machine up. Maybe that's why? I didn't hit any keyboard buttons.

22nd March 2008, 03:24 PM
I'm fairly sure that's the 'safe sleep' screen.

Basically, if the machines in sleep and the battery dies or is changed you can still pick up where you left off without any issues.

On older Mac's (anything older then the last crop of PowerBook G4's) completely flattening the battery or changing it in sleep will cause the machine to loose information stored in memory.

EDIT: I should really read full posts before jumping in with duplicate info :)