iMac won't sleep

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chubypig, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. Chubypig macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    I've had this problem for a few months and just kept expecting it to go away, but it hasn't. My iMac will no longer go to sleep. The screen will go black as if it's asleep, but the computer never fully sleeps. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?
  2. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    When you go to apple sleep (note to someone, i tried typing option shift k to make the apple logo but it doesnt work, found that a bit odd, it is macrumors, but im not that big on web design so is there any way to get that working) sorry, ill continue when you go to apple sleep you are saying the screen falls black but the hard drive keep spinning? Does the light start blinking? How about command option eject? same result? try opening system preferences and go to energy saver and set it go to computer to go to sleep after a certain amount of time and check put the hardisk to sleep when possible. Otherwise i dont know. good luck
  3. Chubypig thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2004
    If i make it go to sleep, it will, however, even with the sleep preferences set, it won't got to sleep by itself. the screen goes black and the light comes on (but doesn't blink, like normal) and the hard drive never stops.

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