iMac won't sleep with powered USB hub

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yarngrrl, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. yarngrrl macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #1
    So, my iMac will not stay asleep when I have my powered USB hub attached to it. Matters not whether it's through inactivity or done manually. It goes to sleep for less than 1 second, then wakes up. It will eventually stay asleep after a number of attempts. It is rather troublesome when you are trying to sleep in the same room.

    Anyone know any way to solve this (other than the obvious and annoying solution of unplugging the hub)?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #2
    Is there anything connected to the hub? Try unplugging them to see if that helps. If not, some powered hubs have been known to keep a computer awake.
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #3
    You're not alone, happens to me too. No idea how to fix it. Does anyone know if Apple has an article on this on their support page?

    BTW What kind of hub are you using?
     
  4. yarngrrl thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #4
    I've determined it's the hub. The same peripherals connected to just the USB port do not cause the issue.
     
  5. yarngrrl thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    #5
    It's a Belkin Hub. I haven't had time to look over at the Apple forum or their support page - this is usually my first (and almost always my only) stop when troubles arise.
     
  6. maverick808 macrumors 65816

    maverick808

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Location:
    Scotland
    #6
    I have the same problem with an intel iMac and a no-name powered hub.
     
  7. bgd macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2005
    Location:
    SG
    #7
    I have the same problem but only with a Canon scanner attached. If I disconnect that then mini sleeps connected to a powered hub. I haven't tried the scanner connected directly to the mac (must do that).

    Have you tried disconnecting everything connected to the hub but leaving the hub connected? If the mac doesn't sleep then it's the hub if it does it may just be a conflict between one device and the hub.
     
  8. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    #8
    I have the same problem with my Mac mini, but it only happens once in a while.
     
  9. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #9
    Mines a Belkin too (with 5 ports in the back and 2 on the top)
     
  10. Preacher85 macrumors member

    Preacher85

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Location:
    Vermillion, SD
    #10
    I have a Belkin 7-port hub as well. 5 on back and two on top. I have an hp printer, mighty mouse, camera cable, and iPod attached to it. My iBook sleeps just fine, unless I attach my Griffin AirClickUSB, then I have problems with my iBook sleeping.

    Hope you find a solution to your insomnia.
     
  11. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2005
    #11
    Well, I unplugged my Griffin PowerMate, and now I don't have any problems. I have a Belkin 4 port hub on my Mac mini.
     

Share This Page