iMac sleep question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sebby, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Sebby macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I know there are loads of threads on sleep problems, but I can't find any that relate specifically to my problem.

    I have an early 2009 iMac with a Western Digital MyBook Home hard drive connected via FireWire, using Time Machine.

    I can put my iMac to sleep manually and it will stay asleep, but it won't go to sleep after the set time (1 hour). I have discovered that the MyBook is the problem (if I switch it off, the iMac will sleep after 1 hour).

    Can anyone help?

    Many thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Have you updated to 10.6.3? It's probably a bug in its driver so only way to get it sleep is to unplug it. 10.6.3 is said to fix many USB devices so download and install it
     
  3. Sebby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I have 10.6.3. Thinking about just getting a Time Capsule. :cool:

    But I would still like to solve this if possible!
     
  4. Sebby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just had a look on the WD site to see if there are any updates. I have the latest WD Drive Manager. I wasn't using the TURBO+ drivers, so I've installed these and I'll see if that helps at all. If not, I guess I could also try connecting via USB instead of FireWire.
     
  5. Sebby thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so the +TURBO drivers had no effect. They got uninstalled.

    I switched to USB and that seems to have solved the issue.
     

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