Screen sleep and Pro sleep issue.

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  1. BigJohno, Feb 5, 2013
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    Recently I have noticed that my pro isn't staying asleep for more than 5 min. The other issue is that the screens don't go to sleep when I set it in the power area. None of the power options work either. I timed it to shut screens off after 1 min and sleep the comp at 3 min and nothing happens. Now I have reset the pram and have unchecked all the wake for such and such.

    The specs of the Pro are in my sig.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Do you have an aftermarket disc burner? Certain ones are known to prevent sleep by repeatedly dancing naked inside your Mac.
     
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    nope no naked dancers in my computer.
     
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    How about "Wake for network access" checked in Energy Saver section of System Preferences?
     
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    All those boxes are unchecked. This only began appearing maybe 3 or 4 days ago.
     
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    Perhaps you can find something by opening Activity Monitor, and selecting 'all processes'. Have you updated or installed anything when this began?

    I'm out of ideas, as I have mine set to never sleep. :eek:
     
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    Does this help at all?

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    is there anything info I can give you guys that might ring a bell?
     
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    Ah, that seems to be it! I just looked it up and found this:

    "sdmbuiding is to do with help data for applications, and will eventually go away once its finished building the folder.
    a temporary solution would be to force quit the helpd process in activity monitor, but will just rebuild upon restart.
    if it doesnt go away after a period of time, you can use the terminal command
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    launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.helpd.plist

    which should permanently stop it."
     
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    Thank you for finding this! I pasted the string into the terminal. I will test it tonight to see what happens.
     

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