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

    NotAdvisable

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    #1
    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

    Michaelgtrusa

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    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

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    Or maybe PowerNap causing this...? Just a tip...
     

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