Powerbook will not wake when using Monitor and usb Mouse

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dadio2002, Nov 15, 2005.

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    dadio2002

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    I have plugged my crt monitor and usb wireless mouse/keyboard and my powerbook wont wake from sleep with the lid closed :confused:

    dadio2002
     
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    grapes911

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    I plug the external devices in while the computer is on and not sleeping. Then I close the lid and move the mouse. Wakes up every time. Are you doing it any different?
     
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    dadio2002

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    First time I had it sleeping already and plugged it in. I just tried your method and it makes it go to sleep.
     
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    ITASOR

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    Waiiiiiit, you plugged your mouse and keyboard in while it was open and now it goes to sleep? It shouldn't do that, it should just enable you to use them. :eek:
     
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    dadio2002

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    No I tired closing the lid after trying his method and it still went to sleep.
     
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    James Philp

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    And did you then use the mouse/keyboard and it wake up?
    I'm not sure all Mac portables have the "run shut" feature, something to do with heat dissipation I think.

    More details about Mac model & mouse/kb model would be useful!
     
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    dadio2002

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    Its not an apple wireless mouse/keyboard dont think thats a problem

    I have a new powerbook well bought in Auguest. Os x 10.4.3
     
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    dadio2002

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    bump

    anyone know what i can do
     
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    joecool85

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    No idea, it should work fine. I've had my 12" PB hooked up with external mouse/keyboard and monitor and it worked great. Actually, it would wake up with just plugging in the mouse and clicking the button.
     
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    dadio2002

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    thats weird it all of a sudden worked!


    thanks for all who helped out
     
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    grapes911

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    One more thought: I'm pretty sure that it can't be running on battery. It needs to be plugged in.


    Glad you got it working though.
     

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