Hyperactive Powermac...weiiiirrrd...

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  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

    pianodude123

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    I am having some behavior issues with my powermac.

    In system preferences, I told my computer to go to sleep after 3 minutes (for testing)

    I also told the display to go to sleep after 3 minutes.

    After three minutes, the display sleeps, but the powermac keeps on chugging. After 15 minutes, it is still awake...what is causing this to happen

    When I push the power btton, it falls asleep instantly..???

    Should I contact apple support?
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Try having it just go to sleep after 3 minutes, and leave display as never sleep. See if it works normally then. Two commands happening at 3 minutes of inactivity might confuse it and make it only pick one.

    Sidenote: You don't want your computer to sleep every 3 minutes anyway. Just at night time is enough. You can do it manually by clicking on the apple when you're done with it.
     
  3. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nahhh...when you drag the slider for the sleep, the monitor slider drags down with it...why would it get confused, its not windows...and it is a powermac...
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I've never had a powermac, so I don't know.. but boths bars dragging together seems very weird to me. Anyone know anything more about this?
     
  5. winterdude010 macrumors regular

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    iMac

    on my iMac both sliders can be moved seperatly

    EDIT: Ding Ding Ding!! I think i have the answer. Ok now, the computer is probably staying on so it can start the screensaver!! Is the screensaver set at 3 minutes?? If it isnt, the computer could technically stay on to show the screensaver. I tested it this on my iMac G5 and if the screensaver was later on than the sleep mode it kept going.
     
  6. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Try his answer, but i can move both sliders seperately on my iBook as well. And that comment about how "things can get confused because this isn't windows." mac's aren't flawless, and i was only trying to help. thaaaaaanks.
     
  7. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, still doesnt work, even after setting the screen saver to 3 minutes. I think its time to call up apple and complain.
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Just to see something; set the display to sleep at: NEVER, the computer to sleep at: 3 Minutes, and the screen saver to come on NEVER.

    See if that works.
     
  9. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    right, that's what i was saying originally. it could just be multiple things at once and one just takes priority over the others.
     
  10. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everything used to work though,

    Could it be some software I installed thats preventing it from going to sleep?
     
  11. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also, I have a UPS that is connected via USB,

    It has its own little setting in the power manager, and yes, I did watch that setting...
     
  12. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you cant set the display to sleep after the computer...it doesnt allow it. Try...
     
  13. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    USB cards and/or devices and sleep issues are a way of life for many Macs. Sorry about that.
     
  14. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After spending 2.5 hrs on the phone with apple...we decided that we needed to do an archive and install

    :(
     

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