Dear Applevis Community,
I have a Macbook Pro 2013 13 inches running Mohave OSX 10.14.6, I'm blind and use VoiceOver and usually have screen brightness turned down as well as Screen Curtain On. In terms of accessories, I have a bluetooth keyboard that I heavily rely on but I always have that turned Off when not in use as to not send a bluetooth signal to wake up my machine unintentionally. I have no other accessories connected to my machine either wired or wireless, even my Apple Watch charger is connected directly to the wall.
The problem I'm facing, for about less than a year, my computer would appear to wake up with the restart hard drive sound when the computer is turned on and plugged in, regardless if the screen lid is closed or not. I tried removing my Apple Watch magnetic charger to another room in case it negatively impacts my Macbook magnetic charger without helping. I tried another Macbook charger cable but that too didn't help. Both charger cables are mine and used so if the solution is to buy a new Macbook charger cable then I wold be happy to purchase a new one but I'm not sure if that would help either. If my computer is unplugged then it works just fine. And if it's plugged and I'm actively working on it then it also works just fine in terms of not waking up on its own. The problem is when it's plugged in and I'm not using it, that's when it wakes up/restarts on its own, not immediately but sporadically after a few hours, very strange. And when it wakes up/restarts on its own, it doesn't say Welcome To VoiceOver like when I restart it manually and appears as if it was waking up from sleep then makes that hard drive boot sound when the computer starts, and also VoiceOver lands me on the Login screen of Mac OS for me to login automatically bringing up all the apps and documents that were opened before it went to sleep and woke up on its own. Again, this only happens when plugged in and not in use after some time, usually more than an hour.
Unfortunately I live where there's no authorized Apple store to take this in for them to look at and repair. I have tried to search extensively on the internet as well as Applevis forum topics but was unsuccessful in finding any solution to my problem. I would be grateful if anyone can help so my computer would stop sporadically waking up with hard drive rebooting sound when plugged in and not being actively used.