IMAC 27" I3 will not sleep in OS X but it will sleep in Windows 7 32 bit

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pyounderfire, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. pyounderfire macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone:

    I've come back to the mac world. I've been away ever since my apple G3 was stolen. Now, I bought an I3 IMac 27". Hummm, I still miss my G3. Anyways, let's get to the problem.

    Everyone is having problems with the IMac not sleeping by itself in Windows 7. Well not me. For me, the IMac is not sleeping in OS X [10.6.7]. I thought there was a hardware issue. Just to make sure it was not, I erased the hard drive and reinstalled the OS. Then, it was fine for awhile until I started installing software. The last thing I installed was skype in OS. And now it does not go to sleep in OS. Why doesn't my IMac fall asleep on its own in OS? Could it be boot camp? Or, could it be skype? And yes, I reset the PRAM and followed the directions on the apple web-site and I even called apple care but, to no avail. I should have bought a Windows machine!

    Just kidding....

    Can someone help me please? If it's a skype issue then, I understand. But, why on earth would skype prevent my IMac from sleeping even when it is closed. It just doesn't make any sense for the programmers to have skype conflict with OSX 10.6.7; they would have corrected this issue, if this was a problem.

    Thanks everyone!

    Peter
     
  2. pyounderfire thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem solved - I hope

    For now - in MAC OS X 10.6.7, I have found the answer.

    The answer is: the parental controls. When parental controls are off then, the IMac will fall asleep.

    Regards,

    Peter
     

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