Mac won't sleep after EyeTV

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  1. jwt macrumors 6502

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    Hey All,

    My Mac Pro sleeps and wakes normally until I use EyeTV to record something. I can leave EyeTV open or close it--it doesn't matter--and the outcome is the same: My Mac will wake on its own at 5 pm everyday and not go to sleep after an hour of inactivity (what I have it set to do in the Energy Saver pref. pane). After a restart, everything behaves normally again.

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting that you should say that. About a week ago my MacBook woke-up with the lid closed for no apparent reason, and it was about 5:00 pm. And I have eyeTV installed as well.

    I haven't noticed it since, but I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open from now on.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    maybe yous have accidentally started a recording that wants to start at 5pm?? or maybe theres a scheduled update for EyeTv??

    or maybe its a bug lol
     
  4. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No schedules pending, it's the latest version, and "automatically check for updates" is unchecked.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok theres my ideas all gone haha
     
  6. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    Can you check the logs in the console for the time it wakes? Do you get something similar to what is reported in the following link?
    http://forums.elgato.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=1280&p=6165&hilit=midnight

    Did you update EyeTV to the last version (3.03)? In the bug fixes there is this one that may be related to your problem:
    (taken from http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/support/Update-Start/Update-EyeTV-3.en.html)
     
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Update it. Mine used to do that and then I called them and they had released a special update and it worked. I don't know what it is, a bug with the recording software that is set to wake the computer when something is scheduled.
     
  8. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup, looks like there's an update. installing now. will let you know.
     
  9. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Thanks, any updates? I guess we'll have to wait until 5:01pm to see.
     
  10. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The computer wasn't on when I came home today. Let me try to record something tonight and see if it's on tomorrow. It could have "reset" itself during the update.
     
  11. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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  12. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, I finally got a chance to do a more thorough test and it looks like the update solved the problem. Thanks for the info.
     

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