Black out after sleep iMac G5 + Superdrive issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rod25munch, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. rod25munch macrumors newbie

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    Nov 13, 2008
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    Hello everyone and thanks in advance for the precious time you may take to read about my problem.

    I´ve been experiencing problems after my iMac G5 sets on sleep mode for a long time. Its looks perfectly normal,

    but once I hit a key or move the mouse, it seems it will respond like it does after a small sleep time, meaning that

    little click it does, but suddenly the fan starts working full steam and the screen won´t come out from black.

    This only occured once in a while, like a handfull over 2 years, so I thought it could be the large amount of

    programs opened or whatever reason I thought it could originate the problem, so I used to reboot it and that was it.

    Thing is, in the last month it got worse, and after I had a problem with the superdrive (which was never solved, and

    I remember I did try a load of things) meaning it doesn´t regognize the proper size of the cds and won´t burn, this

    black screen + fan working at full, is getting me worried.

    It reboots perfectly, and does not give me error messages, if its of any help

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Model : PowerMac8,1
    CPU Type : Power Mac G5 (3.0)
    CPU Speed: 1.8 Ghz
    L2 Cache (per Cpu) : 512 KB
    Memory : 1.25 GB
    Bus Speed : 600 Mhz
    Boot ROM Version : 5.2.2f4

    System Power Settings:

    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 25
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 23
    Dynamic Power Step: Yes
    Reduce Processor Speed: No
    Sleep On Power Button: Yes
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Wake On Modem Ring: No
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes

    Thanks for reading...
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  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Jan 26, 2008
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    #2
    I have a similar problem in which my MacBook Pro will take longer to wake up. I will wake up the computer but the screen will remain black for about 2 minutes. This happens when a DVD is inserted into the drive. The DVD will be spun and once it stops the computer wakes up.

    I also experience a problem with burning CDs. The drive will rattle quite loudly, which will make any Mac owner nervous.
     

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