Mac Mini wont sleep anymore

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by adamb100, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have my PPC Mac Mini to sleep after an hour of inactivity. Well for the past couple of months it hasnt. I'm running the latest updates with Tiger but I just dunno what is causing the problem.
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    Can you reduce the sleep time to one minute (and leave for 1 minute) to see what happens please?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The monitor goes dark but the mac is still awake.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    OK, try loading Activity Monitor (Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor), without doing anything else, and see what the CPU usage is. I'm thinking a background process could be running and using all your CPU so it isn't going to sleep.

    On a similar note, did you install any software when this started, and have you installed any haxies? (e.g monitor spanning hack, Uno)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The CPU idle hangs around the 90's. Also I havent installed any haxies.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Idle in the 90's sounds like it should be sleeping, an OS reinstall would probably solve it, (Archive and Install) but this is probably like using a hammer to squash an ant.
     

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