iMac wakes up from sleep

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mogenshu, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Mogenshu macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    Hey All. I'm not sure if this is an iMac problem or maybe a virus problem but I've been noticing that my computer randomly wakes up from sleep. I have a 20" intel iMac core duo. I leave my computer on all the time and it is in my room and i'll notice that the computer will go to sleep but when i wake up it will either be awake with me or even at the unlock dialog. Has anyone else experienced this issue? It seems very sporadic and I'm wondering if someone may be hacking my computer or if i have some sort of mac spyware. I have my firewall turned on at all times as well.
  2. ghostee macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2004
    Villa Park, IL
    My G5 iMac does the same thing. It's completely random, and actually stopped happening at all for many months before returning recently. I'm anxious to see if anyone has a solution.
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Are any USB devices plugged in which are on when the computer is asleep? Are any of the "Wake Computer... " options checked under System Preferences > Energy Saver > Options?
  4. Mogenshu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    I will check it out and unplug each of my peripherals one by one and see what i can see.
  5. Arcus macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2004
    of my hand will get me slapped.
    Hey guys! I had the exact same problem. Turned out there was some goop on the end of my ipod cable. I replaced the cable and has been fine since. There were other good ideas in that thread. Ill see if I can find it.

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