My Mac Mini doesn't sleep

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  1. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    For some reason, my Mac Mini wont sleep. I have my Mac Mini set to sleep in 20 minutes, but it doesn't. The small, white LED on the front of the Mac Mini doesn't blink. Help!
     
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    I just got mine and checked while sleeping the light oscillates from bright to dim slowly. kind of threw me off.
     
  3. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh that's what I meant, when a Mac Mini sleeps the light goes from dim to light. Mine doesn't do that anymore and doesn't sleep.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think it's software bug. You might have an app that is blocking the sleep somehow. Have you installed something in the near past? Also restarting could help if you haven't done it yet
     
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    It should also sleep by pressing the power button once (not long enough to power off). You can also assign a hot corner for sleep in Sys Prefs.
     
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    Or alt + cmd + eject
     
  7. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The last thing I installed was Logitech Control Center, then uninstalled it. So there could be an app running in the background? I only usually run Firefox.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Does it sleep when you put it to sleep? Or is the problem only if you want it to automatically sleep?

    Restart it and do not open any app, just put/let it to sleep. If it works, then there's an app blocking it
     
  9. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The problem is it doesn't automatically sleep. I'll try that now.
     
  10. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You should do a PRAM reset and repair your permissions. Good idea
    to do at regular intervals anyway.
     
  11. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok it didn't sleep automatically. I guess I have to press the power button to make my Mac Mini sleep.
     
  12. MacMini2009 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just repaired permissions and reset my PRAM. My Mac Mini still doesn't sleep automatically.
     
  13. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Reinstalling OS X is the only solution IMO
     
  14. MorzillA macrumors 6502

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    hmmm....have you tried singing it a lullaby, that might help :D





    :apple:
     
  15. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    you can check the console for the wake event. most of them are due to EHC1/2 which are USB wake events. some USB hubs do that. check it out. make it go to sleep and see whats goin on in the console.

    hot corner for sleep would be a terrible idea IMO. and pressing the power button once for a second only will work if it's set up to do so inside Sys. Prefs
     

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