Macbook keep sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trevor Harris, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Trevor Harris macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2014
    St. John's, Newfoundland
    Hey all,

    I have a macbook pro, purchased fall 2016 running Sierra. I have downloads that I'd like to run overnight, but my computer keeps going to sleep. I feel like I have all the settings correct - have a look at the attached screenshot of my energy saver settings. I do have a hot corner for putting the display to sleep, but one wouldn't think this causes the entire computer to sleep. Any ideas as to what may be going on?


    Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 10.00.55 AM.png
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Try this:
    1. Set display sleep to "never"
    2. At night, use the "brightness down" fkey to darken the screen
    No promises, worth a try.

    Also, you might try InsomniaX:
    (no personal experience with it, just passing the info on)
  3. Trevor Harris thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2014
    St. John's, Newfoundland
    I'll give it a shot, but I hope you agree that putting the display to sleep should have zero consequences on weather or not the computer sleeps, yes?
  4. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    When needed, I did as Trevor mentioned and kept the Mac plugged in. worked for me!
  5. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    Also, select: Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off.

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