Mac Pro has a mind of it´s own

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by BobHail, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. BobHail macrumors 6502a

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    My (2008) Mac Pro just decides to turn ON from sleep at random. :confused:

    I was just sleeping, well I was half awake and then suddenly "snaps, rhhrhrrhrhrrrhrhr" it turned ON. This has happens rarely, but it has happened multiple times in random since I bought it.

    What could be the reason for this?
     
  2. Loa macrumors 65816

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    Network access?

    There's a checkbox in the Energy Saver preference pane, in the System Preferences. Check it, and see if it goes away.

    Loa
     
  3. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    If you're using a highly sensitive mouse it might be reflections of your table making your Mac think that you moved the mouse. I had to turn down the DPI of my Logitech mouse because it would wake up my Mac even tho no one touched it.
     
  4. BobHail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This can happen if you sleep the display only, but I was talking about putting the computer to sleep, in that case moving the mouse doesn´t matter.


    Yeah did that, we´ll see what happens...
     
  5. Dragonforce macrumors 6502a

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    Well, if I move my Logitech Performance MX (connected via UnifyingReceiver USB dongle) it DOES wake up from sleep. The "real" sleep, not just display turned off...
     
  6. BobHail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Nothing happens though if I move my Logitech G5.
     
  7. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Could be a flaky USB device. Device poops out for a second, then comes back "online". Mac sees this as a new USB device being inserted and it wakes from sleep.
     
  8. BobHail thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    After unticking the "network access" it didn´t wake up for awhile, but now it just without warning did it again. :(

    I have all the newest updates.

    I do have couple USB dongles hooked into the machine. Maybe this is the reason?

    Could there ne some way to fix this problem? I wouldn´t want to rip off the dongles and put them back everytime I sleep off/on the Mac Pro.
     

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