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dadio2002
Nov 15, 2005, 07:57 PM
I have plugged my crt monitor and usb wireless mouse/keyboard and my powerbook wont wake from sleep with the lid closed :confused:

dadio2002



grapes911
Nov 15, 2005, 07:59 PM
I plug the external devices in while the computer is on and not sleeping. Then I close the lid and move the mouse. Wakes up every time. Are you doing it any different?

dadio2002
Nov 15, 2005, 08:31 PM
First time I had it sleeping already and plugged it in. I just tried your method and it makes it go to sleep.

ITASOR
Nov 15, 2005, 08:51 PM
First time I had it sleeping already and plugged it in. I just tried your method and it makes it go to sleep.

Waiiiiiit, you plugged your mouse and keyboard in while it was open and now it goes to sleep? It shouldn't do that, it should just enable you to use them. :eek:

dadio2002
Nov 15, 2005, 09:01 PM
Waiiiiiit, you plugged your mouse and keyboard in while it was open and now it goes to sleep? It shouldn't do that, it should just enable you to use them. :eek:

No I tired closing the lid after trying his method and it still went to sleep.

James Philp
Nov 15, 2005, 09:03 PM
No I tired closing the lid after trying his method and it still went to sleep.
And did you then use the mouse/keyboard and it wake up?
I'm not sure all Mac portables have the "run shut" feature, something to do with heat dissipation I think.

More details about Mac model & mouse/kb model would be useful!

dadio2002
Nov 15, 2005, 09:12 PM
Its not an apple wireless mouse/keyboard dont think thats a problem

I have a new powerbook well bought in Auguest. Os x 10.4.3

dadio2002
Nov 16, 2005, 09:08 AM
bump

anyone know what i can do

joecool85
Nov 16, 2005, 09:11 AM
No idea, it should work fine. I've had my 12" PB hooked up with external mouse/keyboard and monitor and it worked great. Actually, it would wake up with just plugging in the mouse and clicking the button.

dadio2002
Nov 16, 2005, 09:15 AM
thats weird it all of a sudden worked!


thanks for all who helped out

grapes911
Nov 16, 2005, 09:25 AM
One more thought: I'm pretty sure that it can't be running on battery. It needs to be plugged in.


Glad you got it working though.