How do you wake iMac from sleep?

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  1. xpipe macrumors regular

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    I wasn't sure if my iMac was ever really going to sleep on its own, or if it was only the monitor that was turning off. So last night before bed, I decided to put it to sleep from the Apple menu. It clearly went to sleep doing it this way. But waking up the computer was different this morning. Instead of simply hitting a key on the keyboard, I had to press the power button in back (and it came right back on). Is this the normal way to wake up an iMac (i.e., the power button)? Thanks!
     
  2. Hates macrumors regular

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    I normally just hit a key on the keyboard to wake it up.
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Same here on my mothers iMac. Sometimes the screen flashes black when I do that though... I'm wondering if it's a fault or if I'm upsetting it by doing that, and should 'wake it up' in a different manner...
     
  4. CastrolSyntec macrumors newbie

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    Keyboard type

    What type of keyboard is it... Wired or Bluetooth?

    Wired keyboards should have problems like you described, unless you have modified the sleep settings of your iMac with 3rd party software or terminal commands.

    Bluetooth keyboards however must be allowed in system preferences to wake the iMac ("allow bluetooth devices to wake this computer from sleep").

    Hope it helps...:D
     
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I quietly and carefully say... wake up... and then move the mouse.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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  7. bob vansteel macrumors regular

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    Well...if you leave it alone, and it autimaticly goes to sleep...it's in "sleep" mode. But technically if you do it manualy, you "Hibernate" it...in which case the only way to wake it up is with the power button.
     
  8. xpipe thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is indeed a wired keyboard.

    So I was actually hibernating...interesting. Thanks!

    :)
     
  9. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I put my MacBook to sleep all the time manually and I am able to turn it back on by hitting a key or two. You *should* be able to do this too.
     
  10. minik macrumors 65816

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    The iMac I have, it wakes up by itself. *sigh*
     
  11. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    I just tried it and any key press on my wireless keyboard wakes it up.
     
  12. 204467 macrumors 6502a

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    I though that Macs didn't hibernate, unless you downloaded something that allowed them to.
     
  13. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    I just slap the keyboard. Have never had to touch the power button..unless I wanted to...
     
  14. chrisprobert macrumors newbie

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    At work mine woke up when a ceiling panel fell on the wireless keyboard.
     

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