Imac refusing to go to sleep.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by streetfoldsfive, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. streetfoldsfive macrumors 6502

    streetfoldsfive

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    It seems my late 2012 iMac is having sleeping troubles! When I am finished using it I will close all open applications. Then before I leave my house I will go to he upper left and click sleep. Then the screen will go black but the imac will remain on for a decent time. Sometimes up to 20ish seconds. This is only recently it has begun this. Any ideas mates?
     
  2. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

    streetfoldsfive

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    Still not working. I have tried smc reset, messing with energy settings blah:(
     
  3. KRivers macrumors member

    KRivers

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    i found a solution to this issue on the apple discussion forums the other night, after its been plaguing me for the past couple of months.
    Turns out, i caused it, and it was due to the fact that internet sharing was enabled.

    It doesnt mean thats whats causing it for you, but you can use the terminal to find out what is preventing sleep from happening.

    Open up Terminal and type: pmset -g but dont press return just yet.
    Now try and put your mac to sleep, then "wake" it up if the display has gone blank and hit return in the terminal and it will return something like this.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. streetfoldsfive thread starter macrumors 6502

    streetfoldsfive

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    After attempting to sleep the screen shut down but the computer kept running. So I turned woke screen up and hit return in terminal. However next to sleep it's just 0 :(
     
  5. KRivers macrumors member

    KRivers

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    if you could provided a screen shot that might be helpful
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Did you try a PRAM reset? That has helped me in the past with iMac sleep issues.

    -Kevin
     

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