Doesn't Like Sleep Anymore

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by In Utopia, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. In Utopia macrumors regular

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    Any idea as to why my G-4 desktop has developed insomnia?
    Used to go to sleep in 15 minutes. Now sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. If I restart it seems to work for a while, then after sometime (don't know exactly how long) screen goes to black (like it should), but hard drive doesn't go to sleep.
    I run disk utility every couple of days, but that doesn't help.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  3. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I pull up disk utility is says out of 76.7 GB I have 58.1 available.

    Coconut won't work on a desk top, only laptops.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  5. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    No I haven't, I'd have to be "talked" through that one.

    Power Mac G-4
     
  6. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, just ordered a new battery, the old one is over 4 years old.
    I'm going to be out of pocket for about 2 weeks.
    If problem continues after new battery I'll check back in.

    Thanks all
     
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  8. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, new battery on the way.

    When I get back into town I'll try the test.

    Thanks all
     
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  10. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't remember, and don't have the order info with me since I'm out of town.
    All I remember is that it's a replacement for a G-4.
     
  11. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    Why on earth would someone order a laptop battery for a desktop? Obviously he was talking about the CMOS battery.

    EDIT: I hope... unless he actually did order a laptop battery, which would be hilarious.
     
  12. In Utopia thread starter macrumors regular

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    I ordered a 3.6v lithium for a desktop.
     
  13. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Yeah, that's kinda how my thought processes were going.
     

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