imac wont wake up from sleep(suddenly)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lasloduncan, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. lasloduncan macrumors regular

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    thats as simple as i can put it...2013 intel...cleaned it up rebooted safe mode etc ...thanks
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Could you provide more specs? Fusion drive/pure Flash? 21" or 27"? Dedicated graphics card?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Are you still running Mavericks - or have you recently upgraded to El Capitan?
     
  4. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular

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    powered down overnight- rebooted, apparently ok?? welcome to my world with the apple
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    mavericks....but like i said seems to ok now....thanks ..most certainly will get back if not--sometimes you guys get waaaayyy more technical(for me and problem) lot of times it is swing a dead cat over your head three times and spit in the eye of a wolf...and walla fixed via voodoo...????-Thank you very much seriously--you know i was jacking around with trying to get a pic off of a droid phone via usb...so after reading up on stuff i am officially pointing the finger at the unsuccessful effort- mark it up to mac not fitting in with droid.etc...again, dead cat deal--thank you all
     
  5. DeltaMac, Mar 24, 2016
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    DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You may be on the right track...

    Here's what I often do when I find my Mac behaving in ways that I consider not normal:
    (I don't use any of the "dead cat voodoo", just the standard Mac stuff :D )
    Reinstall the OS X combined updater. You can download the most current one for Mavericks from here...

    That might not install, due to more recent updates for Mavericks that MIGHT block out the combined updater. I don't know that for sure, you would need to try it.
    If the combo updater can't install, the system will tell you that the installer won't install on your system. In that case, you could reinstall Mavericks. You would not lose anything, as an OS X reinstall will redo all parts of your existing installed system, and you may end up with a better working system.
    There are a variety of methods to reinstall Mavericks:

    As you are still running Mavericks, you can boot to your recovery system and run Reinstall OS X, which will then download all the correct system files.

    You can also boot to Internet Restore, and (Assuming it originally came with Mavericks) the OS X reinstall would also offer Mavericks.

    Or, if you purchased Mavericks through the App Store at some point, you can also download the Mavericks installer app from your Purchased tab. That's the best way to get it, as you can then create a bootable drive (an 8GB USB flash drive is ideal for this) from that downloaded installer app. And, you can keep that installer to use whenever you need it.
     
  6. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular

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    wont wake up with droid attached via usb...remove the phone ...leave the usb wire wakes up-- in retrospect was messing around with the droid phone setting "usb devlepent"specifically yesterday trying to get a photo off--failed at that also- ---dunno kids--I am just to dumb I guess.i
     

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