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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
Phill-art
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Can't turn off Sleep Schedule on Macbook Pro!

I've tried trashing the com.apple.PowerManagement.plist and the com.apple.AutoWake.plist and restarting the computer right after, multiple times. Yet it still brings up a message that says something like 'This computer is scheduled to sleep at 8:40 and will go to sleep in 10 minutes if nothing is done'. I have NO schedule for it to sleep!!! And it's always around 8:40 pm, sometimes it's a few minutes after or before that time (so I can't even set up a counter wake up schedule for it because the time varies).

When it goes to sleep, it disconnects me from a game I'm playing (that takes up the whole screen and can't be minimized) and it pisses me off. Please help!!!!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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I've tried trashing the com.apple.PowerManagement.plist and the com.apple.AutoWake.plist and restarting the computer right after, multiple times. Yet it still brings up a message that says something like 'This computer is scheduled to sleep at 8:40 and will go to sleep in 10 minutes if nothing is done'.
You mention deleting .plist files, but you didn't specifically say if you tried the normal route of going to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Schedule and unchecking the boxes there.

Caffeine will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off.

To keep your Mac notebook awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the links, I'll try them. As for the boxes being unchecked, they definitely are. : /
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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You mention deleting .plist files, but you didn't specifically say if you tried the normal route of going to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Schedule and unchecking the boxes there.

Caffeine will temporarily override your energy saver settings and keep your Mac awake with a click on the Menu Bar icon. Another click turns it off.

To keep your Mac notebook awake with the lid closed, use InsomniaX or InsomniaT (rebuild for SL) (fix for 2011 MPBs)

NoSleep also keeps your Mac notebook awake when you close the lid.
I had Caffeine running, and the sleep schedule message still popped up! I Also tried activating Caffeine after the message popped up, to see if it would counter it. Didn't work.

I read somewhere this could have something to do with the logic board of the computer... Am I mistaken? If so, is this a hardware problem and something that can't be fixed without taking it to Apple?
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 01:05 PM   #5
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I read somewhere this could have something to do with the logic board of the computer... Am I mistaken? If so, is this a hardware problem and something that can't be fixed without taking it to Apple?
It may be broken hardware. Unless you're handy with electronics, repairs should be done by Apple, or certified tech.

Did you run the Hardware Test?
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

Did you try a Safe Boot?
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564

If a faulty extension or driver is triggering the sleep, then Safe Boot should prevent it from happening. Restarting in Normal Mode (i.e. not Safe Mode) would allow the scheduling again, if you took no steps to identify or remove the faulty driver. That is, Safe Boot is a diagnostic tool, not a repair tool.
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Old May 7, 2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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I tried running a normal and extended hardware test. There were NO found issues. Booting it in safemode wouldn't do me any good because of its limitations.

Is there anyone in the mac world that has any idea what the heck is going on? So now my computer has been wanting to go to sleep around 10:00pm, just tonight it was closer to 11:00pm. And it's not everyday it does this....
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Old Mar 4, 2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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Turn off Sleep Schedule on Macbook Pro

Hi Phill-art, any solution to this problem? I have the same, on a brand new MBP running Mavericks, after a clean install. Diagnostics returned no problem.
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Old Jun 25, 2014, 01:22 AM   #8
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It fixed itself apparently... I had a theory it was something to do with my back up program called iDrive (the automatic sleep time glitch happened around when iDrive was scheduled to back up my files. I still use iDrive, but I changed the schedule when it backs up, then I noticed the problem happening less and less until it stopped.
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