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Old Feb 6, 2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Screen sleep and Pro sleep issue.

Recently I have noticed that my pro isn't staying asleep for more than 5 min. The other issue is that the screens don't go to sleep when I set it in the power area. None of the power options work either. I timed it to shut screens off after 1 min and sleep the comp at 3 min and nothing happens. Now I have reset the pram and have unchecked all the wake for such and such.

The specs of the Pro are in my sig.

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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:11 AM   #2
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Do you have an aftermarket disc burner? Certain ones are known to prevent sleep by repeatedly dancing naked inside your Mac.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 01:25 AM   #3
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Do you have an aftermarket disc burner? Certain ones are known to prevent sleep by repeatedly dancing naked inside your Mac.
nope no naked dancers in my computer.
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How about "Wake for network access" checked in Energy Saver section of System Preferences?
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All those boxes are unchecked. This only began appearing maybe 3 or 4 days ago.
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Perhaps you can find something by opening Activity Monitor, and selecting 'all processes'. Have you updated or installed anything when this began?

I'm out of ideas, as I have mine set to never sleep.
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Perhaps you can find something by opening Activity Monitor, and selecting 'all processes'. Have you updated or installed anything when this began?

I'm out of ideas, as I have mine set to never sleep.
Does this help at all?

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Still having this issue. Any suggestions?
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is there anything info I can give you guys that might ring a bell?
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What is this background task?

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Ah, that seems to be it! I just looked it up and found this:

"sdmbuiding is to do with help data for applications, and will eventually go away once its finished building the folder.
a temporary solution would be to force quit the helpd process in activity monitor, but will just rebuild upon restart.
if it doesnt go away after a period of time, you can use the terminal command
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launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.helpd.plist

which should permanently stop it."
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Ah, that seems to be it! I just looked it up and found this:

"sdmbuiding is to do with help data for applications, and will eventually go away once its finished building the folder.
a temporary solution would be to force quit the helpd process in activity monitor, but will just rebuild upon restart.
if it doesnt go away after a period of time, you can use the terminal command
Code:

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.helpd.plist

which should permanently stop it."
Thank you for finding this! I pasted the string into the terminal. I will test it tonight to see what happens.
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