My mac will not wake up from sleep by hitting keys or moving mouse!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WizardHunt, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. macrumors demi-god

    WizardHunt

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    #1
    Hi there, For some reason when I put my mac mini to sleep and i try to wake it up it will not wake up anymore. It use to work fine. I originally had a wireless keyboard and mouse and it worked great, then I changed over to a wired KB and Mouse and it still worked great. Then now at present I went back to my wireless KB and mouse and it does not wake up when I hit my spacebar or any key and or move my mouse.

    I am running leopard 10.51 and never had a problem until I switched back. I checked my settings in Energy Saver and it has the options checked Wake for Ethernet network, and also under Other options allow power button to put computer to sleep. So what am I doing wrong?

    Please advise.

    WizardHunt
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #2
    Shut down the computer. After pressing the power button to boot up again, hold down the following keys all at once:
    :apple:-option-P-R

    You should hear another startup chime (aka boonngggggg).

    Let us know if it works.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors demi-god

    WizardHunt

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    #3
    That was a no go! 8-( however I went into my settings again and I thought I checked this but somehow missed it the last time, I guess but in the mouse and keyboard area of sys prefs, there is a bluetooth tab, and the option to allow blue tooth devices to wake up the computer is now there so I checked it and it works, :cool: I wonder if the options above you had me do made that available as a option because I didn't see it before or I really messed up and missed it the first time. :eek:

    Thanks for the pointers.
    WizardHunt
     
  4. thread starter macrumors demi-god

    WizardHunt

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    #4
    By the way, what does that option :apple:-option-P-R do exactly? It must reset something I assume. What does it reset?

    WizardHunt
     
  5. TEG
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    TEG

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    #5
    :apple:-option-P-R resets the Parameter RAM (a battery backed up storage for hardware setttings.)

    TEG
     

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