Help me Please - Macbook Pro sleep questions

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by NotAdvisable, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. NotAdvisable macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    Hey Guys, I have two questions.

    1. When my Macbook Pro is Sleeping, my External HDD (USB3) randomly spins up and then sleeps several times over several hours. Can I stop this?
    2. I have an external screen & Apple Mouse and want to sleep when I shut the lid, how do I do this?

    Thanks for your help guys, i'm really at a loss of how to fix this.
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    This is normal and your isp is the cause. To stop this open system prefs click on energy saver and uncheck "wake for network access"
  3. nyolc8 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Or maybe PowerNap causing this...? Just a tip...

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