display wont sleep

wkw

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2004
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Eugene, OR
Hey folks. got a little intermittent problem. My 20" cinema display wont go to sleep. I set the energy preferences but it doesnt work. sometimes after restarting the problem disappears for awhile.

I have a PM G4 dual 1.25 with 1.25gb ram, OS 10.3.7, 20" ADC cinema display, Nvidia 9000 64mb card.

any help appreciated

thanks!

bill
 

jsw

Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
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Andover, MA
If you set up a screen saver to go on just before the screen should sleep, does it ever show up? I wonder if something screwy with, say, your mouse might make the computer never think it's inactive for very long.
 

cmvsm

macrumors 6502a
Nov 12, 2004
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I was thinking the same thing. Do you have something connected externally that you didn't mention such as a printer, usb hub, drive, etc? If so, disconnect all of it and try again. If it works, then plug everything back in one at a time and find out which one is causing the issue.
 

wkw

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2004
289
8
Eugene, OR
cmvsm said:
I was thinking the same thing. Do you have something connected externally that you didn't mention such as a printer, usb hub, drive, etc? If so, disconnect all of it and try again. If it works, then plug everything back in one at a time and find out which one is causing the issue.

I have all kinds of crap plugged in :p. I restarted and its fine now so it would be hard to troubleshoot a currently non-existent problem. If it starts happening again I will try unplugging stuff and see if I can't track it down.

thanks

bill
 
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