iBook G4 problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by miles01110, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Hi- whenever I put my iBook G4 to sleep, it takes quite a while for it to wake up (and for me to see the cursor). I'm talking like....10 minutes. This can't be normal...is there a quick fix? Or should I bring it in?
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    When you say 10 minutes, do you literally mean more than a minute, or are you being excessive? If you connect to the internet via Airport, depending on your preferences, this can cause the wakeup to take ~10-15 seconds instead of being instantaneous -- the screen is blanked or locked (depending on your config) while the network is being probed and a connection is being established. If this is the case, you can tell because the computer will wake up a lot faster with Airport off.

    But if it's more than a minute...

    1) Repair permissions while you're booted into the system and repair the disk while booted off the install DVD (or use fsck for the latter).

    2) Reset the PMU / NVRAM / etc (see the Guides here)

    3) Create a new account and see if the problem happens for the new account (if it does, it's a setting file in your account)

    4) You could try an archive and install if nothing else works.

    5) If none of 1-4 works, it's almost certainly hardware.

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