New iMac will never turn display off

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dugbug, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. dugbug macrumors 65816

    dugbug

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    #1
    Has anyone seen this? My new iMac will never timeout and sleep (or at least, never turn monitor off). It WILL sleep if I command it to, but not after the time period specified in the energy preferences.

    Even if I have "turn display off after..." and choose one minute, the monitor never shuts off.

    any ideas?
     
  2. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

    Twimfy

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    #2
    Likely an application you're running preventing it from doing so.
     
  3. dugbug thread starter macrumors 65816

    dugbug

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    #3
    turns out "wake for network access" was the culprit
     
  4. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

    Twimfy

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    #4
    Glad you got it sorted. There are a few 3rd party apps out there prevent sleep from kicking in. uTorrent is one of them, despite it having an option in preferences it still seems to prevent sleep.
     

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