2011 iMac 10.7.1 won't sleep on its own.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mightee, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    She goes to sleep just fine when I tell her to, but won't pass out on her own. I have Inklet, BetterTouchTool and DropBox running (maybe iTunes too), but nothing that should be sucking regular bandwidth (like Mail).

    The Console doesn't say anything particularly odd, except for this Time Machine thing:


    8/25/11 1:40:36.285 AM mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume

    At the end, though it tells me "Backup completed successfully", so I don't think that's it. Any ideas? Maybe just a little bug?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    What are your current power settings? ("pmset -g" in Terminal)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Currently in use:
    autorestart 0
    powerbutton 1
    halfdim 1
    panicrestart 157680000
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    networkoversleep 0
    disksleep 10
    sleep 15
    hibernatemode 0
    ttyskeepawake 1
    displaysleep 10
    womp 0

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    I should mention as well that I've zapped the PRAM and reset the SMU. I also tried quitting DropBox and it still didn't sleep.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's scared of the dark. JK JK

    If you look at this thread (here), then you can see that you're not alone with the sleep problem. All I can suggest is that you report it to Apple (here).

    But, spotlight may be part of your problem - is it still indexing files?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    As near as I can tell, Spotlight is fully indexed and happy. Besides, I left it on overnight last night to see if it would sleep and didn't—if Spotlight needs more time than that, I've got other problems. ;)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    my 2008 imac has been doing the same thing since the .1 update and i don't have time machine things
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess this is kind of common at the moment. Must be a little bug. I reported it... do the same, maybe we'll get a fix eventually. :p
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

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    My 2008 iMac has had trouble for quite a while... you can download an app called PleaseSleep that'll put it to sleep no mater what.
     

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