Powermac G4 Sleep Issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SC68Cal, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm having a problem with my powermac G4 when I try to put it into sleep. The display turns off, but the system fans continue to run, and the status light stays lit instead of blinking to indicate it's in sleep mode.

    Can someone lend me a hand?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A usb 2.0 card, but it's supposed to be OSX compatible, and I had it going to sleep fine with it installed before. I'll take it out and see if that's what's giving me trouble.
     
  4. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I found the root of the problem. The external Hard Drive that is plugged into my USB 2.0 Card prevents it from sleeping properly. I can get the computer to sleep, if the external hd is unplugged.

    Is there a way to fix this?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you checked the manufacturer's site for the latest drivers? :)
     
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    Yeah, sorry. I should have been more specific. Who is the manufacturer? :)
     
  9. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Belkin, who upon further reading is notorious for sleep issues with the PCI card. As a plus, there is no drivers that were installed, it was supposed to be naitively supported.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I have the same issues with my Power Mac G4 at work. It seems to pertain to PCI USB cards and devices that are plugged into them.
     
  11. SC68Cal thread starter macrumors 68000

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    (sighs)

    Well, for the time being, I'll leave my USB HD and iPod disconnected from the tower. I rarely use the external HD anyway, and now that I have a second hard drive it's going to be used even less.

    I'm happy it's just the PCI card, instead of being my two Ram sticks. I was not looking to go back to 4x 256 modules. 2x 512 works dandy for me
     

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