iMac won't sleep due to external dvd burner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ctwildman, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. ctwildman macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2008

    I have a 24" iMac with Leopard 10.5.2. My computer used to go to sleep just fine; but since I plugged in a firewire LaCie external cd/dvd burner, the computer frequently accesses the drive for no apparent reason. I believe this is preventing it from going to sleep but have been unable to confirm... and even if that isn't the reason for the sleep problem, I would prefer that whatever process is accessing my drive would stop it : )
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Do you need to have it plugged in all the time?

    I only connect mine when I need it. No sense in wasting electricity when I only use it once a week or so.

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