My iMac G5 will not sleep!

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  1. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    My 20" iMac G5 (2.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM (stock), AE+BT, Apple Keyboard/Mouse, HP DeskJet 5740) will not sleep! Ever.

    It's very frustrating. The only nonApple add-on I have is my printer. I've tried unplugging it to no avail. I guess I could try unplugging the KB and Mouse, but I'd have to plug them back in to wake it up. My free AppleCare expires in August.
     
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    Does it wake up or it never even go into that mode? if it was trying to sleep and wakes up then that would be an add on doing it.


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  3. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Try zapping the PRam. Worked on mine when I had the same problem.
     
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    How are you connected to the net? When I started using an Ethernet connection on my iMac, I too experienced this problem until I altered the settings on the modem - apparently the regular "pings" the ISP sends were continually waking the machine!
     
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    Also, if you're not sure how to do this modem-side, then head to the Energy Saver section of System Preferences and uncheck the two Wake Options. This should have the same effect. :)
     
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    check out your widgets too. some of them seem to keep things going.
     
  7. ingenious thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Oops... sorry. Should've listed in my first post that it won't go to sleep on its schedule. :eek:

    I will try zapping the PRAM, although considering this is a 9-month-old Mac, stuff like this shouldn't happen! :D

    Any idea what widgets could cause this? I think the only 3rd-party one I have running is Gas.

    All it does is sleep the display.

    I'm still dial-up! :eek:

    I don't think I have those checked, but I will check (pardon the awful pun :D).

    Thanks.
     
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    You're absoloutely right, that said mine's less than 6 months and had similar symptoms. I never figured out the true problem but zapping the PRAM seemed to fix it. Coincidence perhaps but who knows :)
     
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    I tried it last night. There's a chance that I only let it restart three times instead of four, so I'm going to try it again, but the try last night didn't work. I'm pretty sure I let it sit for long enough to go to sleep, too.

    Very interesting. I still have my one call to AppleCare, should I use it?
     
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    Well, I remembered that some say that Internet Sharing keeps the computer awake, so I tried turning it off and then seeing if it went to sleep. No such luck.

    Any other ideas?
     
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