2011 iMac 10.7.1 won't sleep on its own.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mightee, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Mightee macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    She goes to sleep just fine when I tell her to, but won't pass out on her own. I have Inklet, BetterTouchTool and DropBox running (maybe iTunes too), but nothing that should be sucking regular bandwidth (like Mail).

    The Console doesn't say anything particularly odd, except for this Time Machine thing:

    8/25/11 1:40:36.285 AM mds: (Error) Volume: Could not find requested backup type:2 for volume

    At the end, though it tells me "Backup completed successfully", so I don't think that's it. Any ideas? Maybe just a little bug?
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    What are your current power settings? ("pmset -g" in Terminal)
  3. Mightee thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Currently in use:
    autorestart 0
    powerbutton 1
    halfdim 1
    panicrestart 157680000
    hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
    networkoversleep 0
    disksleep 10
    sleep 15
    hibernatemode 0
    ttyskeepawake 1
    displaysleep 10
    womp 0


    I should mention as well that I've zapped the PRAM and reset the SMU. I also tried quitting DropBox and it still didn't sleep.
  4. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    Maybe it's scared of the dark. JK JK

    If you look at this thread (here), then you can see that you're not alone with the sleep problem. All I can suggest is that you report it to Apple (here).

    But, spotlight may be part of your problem - is it still indexing files?
  5. Mightee thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    As near as I can tell, Spotlight is fully indexed and happy. Besides, I left it on overnight last night to see if it would sleep and didn't—if Spotlight needs more time than that, I've got other problems. ;)
  6. frito1224 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    my 2008 imac has been doing the same thing since the .1 update and i don't have time machine things
  7. Mightee thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2004
    I guess this is kind of common at the moment. Must be a little bug. I reported it... do the same, maybe we'll get a fix eventually. :p
  8. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

    Dale Sorel

    Jan 12, 2003
    My 2008 iMac has had trouble for quite a while... you can download an app called PleaseSleep that'll put it to sleep no mater what.

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