Every week or so, my screen saver stops working.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by msw123307, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. msw123307 macrumors 6502

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    I have to delete .plist files..and it usually starts working right away. (com.apple.systempreferences.plist and com.apple.preference.desktopscreeneffect.plist) I've tried resetting the PRAM, etc.

    The problem gets fixed, only to return about a week later. It's so frustrating, my screen saver is always set to turn on after 3 minutes. Help would be great - thanks.
     
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  3. msw123307 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    one of last years iMac's (running leopard with all the latest updates). its strange, it just kicked on a few minutes after i posted this. it hasnt been working this afternoon though. and im sure it will go out yet again soon. i had no programs open really other than firefox.

    i am deleting some .dmg files that i had and hadn't deleted yet. i dont think that would cause a problem..but it's really the only thing ive done since i posted so i thought i'd mention it.
     

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