Automatic Sleep: MacBook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mlcolorado, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. mlcolorado macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have searched the forums and found many threads about similar topics, but nothing quite like my problem:

    Having heard other users posting that while having your Time machine disk plugged in the computer will not automatically sleep. I have my computer set to go to sleep after inactivity lasting 7 minutes, but nothing happens. If this is because of Time Machine, is there a fix? My computer does sleep when I select Apple menu> Sleep, or pressing the power button and then clicking Sleep, so it is not that my system doesn't sleep.

    This is a MacBook (May 2007), see signature below.
     
  2. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    i have the same issue. i'm not using time machine.
    10.5.1 on a 24" iMac.
     
  3. mlcolorado thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ya, too bad :apple: has not released a fix, seems fairly common among users.
     
  4. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    anyone with a solution to this?
    is it some plist somewhere that prevents the mb to go to sleep?
     
  5. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    mine has the same problem. its a wide spread issue but apple hasn't fixed it
     
  6. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    are you using a "savehollywood" video screensaver? that does it for me
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    If you want to make sure it does goto sleep, you could give iWannaSleep a try out.

    It lets you set a timer on when you want your mac to sleep.
     

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