iMac refuses to sleep intermittently

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elasticmedia, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. elasticmedia macrumors newbie

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    I have had problems with my various Macs awakening randomly. I had a core2 duo iMac and now I have an i7 iMac, and it seems that I have a pattern. I sleep the computer and it comes on suddenly. Sometimes it goes off, but other times it stays on. I have set up the computer to go to sleep after 25 minutes: both the display and the computer. I have checked "put hard disks to sleep when possible".

    I have tons of RAM and am running Mavericks. I run Parallels desktop too. I have a first generation time capsule and a 2Wire DSL modem. The 2Wire has wireless capabilities, but I just have it feeding the time capsule with a single ethernet cable. My wife's macbook Air wirelessly and automatically backs up to the time capsule as well. I have a brother wireless laser printer and an HP wireless inkjet printer. I plug in a Denon audio receiver via ethernet to the time capsule. There is a ROKU box that connects wirelessly to my network. I don't have file sharing turned on, but I do have dvd/cd sharing checked. I don't have any other remote management protocols set up.

    After I upgraded my computer to a new (used) iMac, I was dismayed to find the problems persisted. I have been scratching my head and wondering whether it could be the time capsule or the 2Wire that is the problem? I have not tried disabling time machine for either computer to see if that was the issue. I have not unplugged the time capsule and just used the 2Wire modem to trouble shoot.

    I know there are certain things that can be queried via Terminal, but I don't know enough to choose what to type in. I sometimes want to tear my hair out when the computer suddenly coms on in the middle of the night, or when I can tell it has been on for hours in the morning, by touching the iMac and feeling it to be very warm.

    Jim
     
  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    Can you search for "sleep" in Console and paste the results - that may tell us what's causing it.
     
  3. elasticmedia thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are some lines from console from yesterday. There are a lot of the "sleep for 1 seconds and then try again" generally about 1 per second when that is going on.

    1/17/14 11:25:12.000 PM kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
    1/17/14 11:25:12.520 PM WindowServer[78]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: Reordering authw 0x7fac11c5cb50(2004) (lock state: 3)
    1/17/14 11:25:12.520 PM WindowServer[78]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0
    1/17/14 11:27:50.000 PM kernel[0]: /drv/ MacModule.cpp:281 powerStateWillChangeTo: found flag=kIOPMSleepCapability (4)
    1/17/14 11:27:54.000 PM kernel[0]: /drv/ MacModule.cpp:281 powerStateDidChangeTo: found flag=kIOPMSleepCapability (4)
    1/17/14 11:27:54.000 PM kernel[0]: RTC: Maintenance 2014/1/18 09:15:46, sleep 2014/1/18 07:27:54
    1/18/14 1:15:46.000 AM kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
    1/18/14 1:15:47.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again
    1/18/14 1:15:48.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again
    1/18/14 1:15:49.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again
    1/18/14 1:15:50.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again
    1/18/14 1:15:51.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again
    1/18/14 1:15:52.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: sleep for 1 seconds and then try again


    1/18/14 5:20:14.000 AM kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
    1/18/14 5:20:22.091 AM WindowServer[78]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: Reordering authw 0x7fac1410de20(2000) (lock state: 3)
    1/18/14 5:20:22.092 AM WindowServer[78]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0
    1/18/14 12:02:33.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPI: sleep states S3 S4 S5
    1/18/14 12:06:37.289 PM WindowServer[87]: CGError post_notification(const CGSNotificationType, void *const, const size_t, const bool, const CGSRealTimeDelta, const int, const CGSConnectionID *const, const pid_t): Timed out 1.000 second wait for reply from "com.apple.WebKit.WebContent" for synchronous notification type 102 (kCGSDisplayWillSleep) (CID 0x1277f, PID 457)
    1/18/14 12:06:37.289 PM WindowServer[87]: CGError post_notification(const CGSNotificationType, void *const, const size_t, const bool, const CGSRealTimeDelta, const int, const CGSConnectionID *const, const pid_t): Timed out 1.000 second wait for reply from "Google Chrome Helper" for synchronous notification type 102 (kCGSDisplayWillSleep) (CID 0x16f6f, PID 436)
    1/18/14 12:06:37.289 PM WindowServer[87]: CGError post_notification(const CGSNotificationType, void *const, const size_t, const bool, const CGSRealTimeDelta, const int, const CGSConnectionID *const, const pid_t): Timed out 1.000 second wait for reply from "Parallels Desktop" for synchronous notification type 102 (kCGSDisplayWillSleep) (CID 0xbbe3, PID 260)
    1/18/14 12:06:37.289 PM WindowServer[87]: CGError post_notification(const CGSNotificationType, void *const, const size_t, const bool, const CGSRealTimeDelta, const int, const CGSConnectionID *const, const pid_t): Timed out 1.000 second wait for reply from "Mail" for synchronous notification type 102 (kCGSDisplayWillSleep) (CID 0x11c03, PID 262)
    1/18/14 12:06:37.289 PM WindowServer[87]: CGError post_notification(const CGSNotificationType, void *const, const size_t, const bool, const CGSRealTimeDelta, const int, const CGSConnectionID *const, const pid_t): Timed out 1.000 second wait for reply from "loginwindow" for synchronous notification type 102 (kCGSDisplayWillSleep) (CID 0x7407, PID 44)
    1/18/14 12:07:19.000 PM kernel[0]: /drv/ MacModule.cpp:281 powerStateWillChangeTo: found flag=kIOPMSleepCapability (4)
    1/18/14 12:07:23.000 PM kernel[0]: /drv/ MacModule.cpp:281 powerStateDidChangeTo: found flag=kIOPMSleepCapability (4)
    1/18/14 12:07:31.000 PM kernel[0]: Previous Sleep Cause: 5
     

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