how to sleep macbook after screensaver?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Epiphron, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Epiphron macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    For some reason, whenever my macbook pro is idle and goes into the screensaver, it will not sleep. I like to unplug my macbook for the night, and the next morning, I find the battery completely drained. What the macbook tends to do is after a period with the screensaver, it shuts off the display, but for some reason the computer itself doesn't sleep. Anyone else have this issue?
  2. enjoyHeyo macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2010
    I know this is the obvious answer, but have you checked your Energy Saver Preferences in System Preferences?
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    When you unplug it for the night, just shut the lid.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  5. Epiphron thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 25, 2010
    thanks GGJstudios, those links really helped! Turned out I had time machine setup so my computer would not sleep

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