MacPro won't go into standby

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by orangephoto, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    Alright, so I have a 2.66 Pro with a X1900, 2GB ram, 160GB HDD.

    all latest updates, everythings current. my problem is this:

    it doesnt go into standbye after the 30 minutes I set it to. It only goes into standbye when I tell it to. It doesn't matter what settings I choose in Energy Saver, it never want's to automatically standbye. This started happening a few months ago and has become rather annoying honestly.

    I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if anyone had any suggestions.

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors 68000


    Mar 26, 2006
    Depends Greatly On The Weather
    Did you try trashing the relevant prefs?
  3. macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2006

    Mine did not like going to sleep with my iPods plugged in. Fine when they were inplugged - worth a try! :)
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    it makes no difference if I unplug the iPod or not.

    does anyone know the specific plists that i could play with? maybe?
  5. macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2006
    My Dell monitor has a USB hub built-in. My Mac Pro won't go into sleep if that hub is plugged in. Try unplugging everything USB/Firewire from the box except the keyboard and the mouse and it'll probably do it.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    Have you got Temperature Monitor installed?

    Sean :)
  7. macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Cardiff, UK
    OP, same thing happens to me on my macbook pro. Checked prefs loads of times, posted numerous topics on different forums, no answers at all. mine, i set the screeen to sleep at 20mins, then the hard drive and rest of computer at 30. i also have set a password prompt on sleep/screensaver. All that happens is the screen goes black, doesnt ask for a password, and its boiling hot, cuz its been on for like 12 hrs. I might take it back to an apple shop. any suggestions any1?
    i have also changed settings, eg, hard drive to sleep before screen, etc etc, no luck what so ever, well annoying!

    edit - this still happens whether its plugged in or not, a mouse or other usbs connected or not. I need a solution!
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Does that prevent sleep? Mine doesn't sleep as well, which doesn't bother me that much, but I put it down to having the RF reciever for a logitech mouse plugged in.

  9. macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Does having 'wake for network access' have anything to do with it?
  10. macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2006
    It can do. If you open it up and then go to Preferences > General and check for a notification against the Disk Saver option. If there is a yellow triangle then you need to change the "Avoid accessing the drive sensors if user inactive" setting until it disappears. Your computer should then sleep properly.

    Sean :)

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