Endless Sleep

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigboy99, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    My G4 Power Book (Tiger 10.4.3) has started going into "deep" sleep after about three hours of rest, and the only way to recover is to reboot with the power button.

    I recently had to use the DVD to repair a minor free space issue on the HD, and the disk verifies okay now.

    Could there be a connection between the two? The issue started after the repair, but doesn't happen every time sleep is started.

    BB99
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, first step would be to try resetting the PMU.

    However, before going much further, can you tell us a bit more about this free space problem and what you did to repair it? :)
     
  3. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The HD failed a verification after an external drive was disconnected before its activity was finished. "Volume Bit Map needs repair - minor", and "Invalid Volume free block count" error messages. I booted from the Install disk, and repaired the problems with the Disk Utility app.
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    Have you tried opening the lid, closing it again, then open it yet again?

    Sometimes it works for me.
     
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like something that happened to me.
    Best was to repair it is to backup, and reinitialise before you get a total HD crash.
     
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm reluctant to reinitialize at this time over such a minor issue. The disk passes verification, and I backup the important files regularly. The PMU reset option also looks like something I'd try before a reintilization.

    I reset the energy options to the extremes, then back to normal, and the issue hasn't returned so far.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I agree, a reinstallation is a very extreme step and should only be resorted to as a lastish resort. There's quite a few troubleshooting steps to go through first. As noted previously, a PMU reset is your next, best step.
     

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