Powerbook G4 sleep issues

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ricebag, Dec 27, 2006.

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    #1
    My G4 1.33 powerbook is having serious issues getting to sleep. It gets there eventually, but it takes between 45 seconds and a minute, which seems ridiculously long. I can deal with it, but I wondered if people had any suggestions.

    For what it's worth, I've repaired permissions and tried it on a clean user account with no applications running.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
    Tim
     
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    Have you tried putting it to sleep:

    A) With just the power adapter and no battery?

    B) With just the battery and no power adapter?

    Also, are you running 10.4.8?
     
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    I have now, and no difference. Yes on 10.4.8. (Sorry, should have mentioned that before.)
     
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    mad jew

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    Okay, try verifying your hard drive from within Disk Utility. Does it come back with any errors? :)
     
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    Aniej

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    I think both he and the comp are asleep:) Happy 8 nights my friend, they were good to you I trust?
     
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    Whoa... It says "This drive has reported a fatal hardware error to Disk Utility. If the drive has not failed completely, back up as much data as you can and then replace it with a working drive."

    That sounds bad.
     
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    Yeah, your drive is dying.

    Back it up to an external drive and either contact Apple (if it's under warranty, they'll replace it) or buy a new one and install it... (though it's a huge pain on the 12" PBs!)

    Do it ASAP!
     
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    Thanks - already got one ordered from newegg. Wish I could afford to upgrade a little but oh well.

    It's funny, I'd had smartreporter installed and it didn't pop up an alarm until just now.
     

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