Sleep Wake Failure experienced a problem

Sleep Wake Failure experienced a problem

My retina Macbook Pro had an issue recently with the screen going blank and kernel panics so I left it with an Apple store for 2 weeks and they fitted a new logic board and screen. The screen was not related to the main issue, I just pointed out some bright pixel clusters and they agreed to swap it.

I’ve now had my machine back two weeks and only just copied all my data back over from backups, I didn’t want to just restore an entire TimeMachine backup in case there were any errors in the backup from the multiple crashes. I finally get all my software, preferences and files as I need them, which takes longer than you think, and now it’s faulty, again.

I first noticed the right side USB port wasn’t working at all with any device, then it did the same as last time and with kernel panics every 3 mins before finally giving me a new error, Sleep Wake Failure experienced a problem, steps 52.

Date/Time: 2014-06-25 01:21:53 +0100
OS Version: 10.9.3 (Build 13D65)
Architecture: x86_64
Report Version: 18

Event: Sleep Wake Failure
Steps: 52

Hardware model: MacBookPro10,1
Active cpus: 8
Powerstats for: kernel_task
Start time: 1970-01-01 01:00:00 +0000
End time: 1970-01-01 01:00:00 +0000
Microstackshots: 35 samples
Primary state: 35 samples Non-Frontmost App, Non-Background Priority, User mode
User Activity: 0 samples Idle, 0 samples Active, 35 samples Unknown
Power Source: 0 samples on Battery, 0 samples on AC, 35 samples Unknown

… (removed, see attached full log)

*0xffffff8000200000 – 0xffffff80007a815a mach_kernel (2422.100.13) <ADD73AE6-88B0-32FB-A8BB-4F7C8BE4092E> /mach_kernel

================================================================
UUID: 27AF3961-5943-4305-8C14-211464CC92C9
cps: 3
Code: 00000000 13006c00
Stackshot reason: Watchdog
Model: MacBookPro10,1, BootROM MBP101.00EE.B03, 4 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.7 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 2.3f35
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Built-In
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 8 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D5434314753364D465238432D50422020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0xEF), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.106.98.100.22)
Bluetooth: Version 4.2.4f1 13674, 3 services, 23 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM768E, 751.28 GB
USB Device: Hub
USB Device: FaceTime HD Camera (Built-in)
USB Device: Hub
USB Device: Hub
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad
USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Pro, Apple Inc., 23.4

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