G5 wont sleep, DVD drive clicks...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sdashiki, Jan 4, 2006.

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    Sdashiki

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    I have had my Rev A Dual 1.8 G5 forever now.

    I switched the original super drive for the new Dual Layer one about 6 months ago.

    I havent tried to put the machine to sleep for a very long time because of torrents and serving etc, so I cant recall if I ever got it to sleep with the new drive, and I am 80% sure I did.

    Anyway, when I try to get it to sleep, either thru the apple menu or thru energy savers timer, everything goes well, the monitor goes black and the drive goes click click click click, like its stuck or something. If i remember it always did make a tiny click before going to sleep, but now its like stuttering and wont sleep (i.e. the fans dont stop etc)

    I have to hit a key or whatnot to make it stop and everything goes back to normal. I still torrent alot so I dont mind it, but whats going on here?
     
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    Sdashiki

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    aw man, no one has this problem.

    oh well, troubleshooting is my middle name. LOL
     
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    Did you ever sort this?

    Hello,

    Just wondering if you ever sorted this out because mine is now doing exactly the same. I recently connected a 20" Cinema Screen, and put a UAD card in. Now when the system goes to sleep click click click from the DVD drive. When the system wakes up it stops!

    regards

    Simon
     
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    mad jew

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    murray451, so does your system actually get to sleep then? :)
     
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    Sdashiki

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    mine wouldnt goto sleep, just the display.

    I believe I just updated the OSX software and it went away no problem.
     

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