Computer Insomnia

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Oblivious, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Oblivious macrumors 6502

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    That's right, every time I put my computer to sleep the hard drive just keeps on running. What's worse is that after it's been put to "sleep," it won't wake up... forcing me to do a cold shut-down. Anybody had any similar problems?... any cure?

    Any help would be appreciated.:)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is it the mini? Does it have any strange hacks installed? Have you unplugged all the peripherals to make sure they're not causing this?

    Maybe try resetting the PMU (link only relevant it it's the mini). :)
     
  3. Oblivious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Huh, that didn't work, even after several tries. I also tried contacting Apple and they led me through a series of steps, yet in the end that failed as well. I just reinstalled Tiger from the startup discs to see if that would fix anything, and to my surprise it did... the mini successfully went to sleep and woke back up. However, after re-updating all the software and going to 10.4.4 it stopped working again. I suppose I'll just report a bug to Apple and hope that it is fixed in 10.4.5.:rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds like a conflict with a third party app. Is there anything obscure installed on the Mac?
     
  5. Oblivious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Non-standard apps include Adium, Adobe Photoshop 7, Adobe Reader, Album Cover Finder, AIM, BitTorrent, BootCD, Butler, EV Nova, Firefox, Flip4Mac, iPodRip, LimeWire, Path Finder, StickyBrain, TechTool Pro 4.1.1, Toast 7 Titanium, TrasparentDock, Tunatic, and Wolfenstein. Though, I'm clueless on which would be causing this problem.:eek:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    File sharing apps are pretty notorious for wrecking Energy Saver settings however I would have thought the PMU reset would resolve that. Although there's a lot of double-up with the PMU reset, try resetting the PRAM all the same. It can't hurt. :)
     
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    Bingo! Thanks much.:)
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Which part? The file sharing apps or the PRAM reset? :)
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if it were the file sharing apps that caused this though. Just something to keep in mind. :)
     
  11. Oblivious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, if the issue comes back and reseting the PRAM doesn't fix it, I'll fiddle with the file sharing apps. The funny thing is that when I called Apple they just had me do some repair the drive from the install discs, and if that didn't work they said I'd have to reformat my drive. Shows what they know.:rolleyes:
     

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