iMac G5 won't sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mauly, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. mauly macrumors 6502

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    My Mac has all of a sudden stoped going to sleep automatically! It can be put to sleep manually tho! :confused:
     
  2. TMA macrumors 6502a

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    A number of things could stop it from sleeping. Check what programs you are leaving running, see if any of them are recording/playing/whatnot.
     
  3. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah, thought of that.... have turned everything off, still no sleep!
     
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  5. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As I've not got a reply! does this mean its a hardware fault?
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    First, calm down. Second, there might be a background process running somewhere keeping it from sleep. Have you checked the settings to make sure they haven't gotten borked?
     
  7. mcdermd macrumors regular

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    I drove myself crazy for weeks trying to figure out why my Powerbook all of a sudden wouldn't sleep on it's own. Finally came to something really dumb - Internet Connection Sharing (DHCP) was turned on in the Sharing preferences.
     
  8. mauly thread starter macrumors 6502

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    think so! have checked everything made sure nothing was running and even repaired permissions etc
     
  9. CompUser Guest

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    I have a PowerBook and I had the same problem. I made sure nothing else was running, reinstalled the OS 2309423094 times, and called apple many times. After sending it into apple 4 times and going to the genius, I was fed up. One time they did replace the "sleep switch" but thats for the LCD closing.

    I called apple, furious, and they agreed to replace it.

    As for you I have no idea. Try reinstalling the OS. Thats the only thing I can think of.
     
  10. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Really dumb question, but have you verified that the settings in the System Preferences panel haven't been changed?

    Also, I assume this happens even if the Mac is off the network? If not, is someone mounting a disk remotely?

    Finally, if you create a guest/dummy account, log in with that (and with no one else logged in), set up sleep prefs to sleep after, say, a minute, does that work? If so, you know you're not dealing with a hardware problem.
     

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