my Mac just turned itself on

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  1. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    hi,


    how is this possible?

    I shut down before going to bed - 100% certain, no doubts - and I just woke up a few minutes ago. I was on the other side of the room and the Mac powered up?

    regards
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Go to console, look for Wake.

    It will tell you the reason.
     
  3. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Matthew Yohe; thanks for answering

    I'm looking at CONSOLE - but how do I find WAKE?
     
  4. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    okay I found it


    should I post it here? is that okay? is there any "sensitive" information on that?:confused:
     
  5. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    You can post it here. It's all sanitary.
     
  6. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    03/11/2009 01:18:31 shutdown[140] SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1257211111 337878

    there is some activity at 06:08 and then........


    03/11/2009 06:19:54 kernel System Sleep
    03/11/2009 06:30:33 kernel Wake reason = USB3
    03/11/2009 06:30:33 kernel System Wake
    03/11/2009 06:30:33 kernel USB (UHCI):port 1 on bus 0x5d has remote wakeup from some device
    03/11/2009 06:30:33 kernel Auth result for: 00:18:4d:62:18:0a MAC AUTH succeeded
    03/11/2009 06:30:33 kernel AirPort: Link Up on en1
     
  7. wesrk macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not an expert by any means, but it would seem like something connected to your USB woke your mac up. Seems it was sleeping and not turned off. It happened to me a few times when I was using a wireless keybord and mouse, sometimes I would wake up myself and my mac was up. Didn't know what had happened, until I checked and found out that at some point during the night, for some unknown reason, either the mouse or the kb would wake up the mac. It only happened like twice in a year, but still, it wasn't expected.
     
  8. c.dub macrumors member

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    Your Mac was in sleep mode, not shut down. During the night, a USB device woke your Mac (hard to say why without known what the device is), then your Mac automatically reconnected to your wireless network.

    You can wake a Mac with USB, Bluetooth, or network activity.
     
  9. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    not sleep, shutdown


    03/11/2009 01:18:31 shutdown[140] SHUTDOWN_TIME:

    don't know which is USB port 3 but I have a keyboard, mouse and portable hard drive
     

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