PowerBook doesn't like to sleep...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jmsait19, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2004
    Is anyone else experiencing this problem??

    I don't remember exactly when this started, perhaps after 10.4.3, but it seems that my PowerBook doesn't go to sleep when the power adapter is connected anymore.

    Now I have checked in the energy saver preferences for all of this. But what happens is I am at work and I check something on my computer and then I leave, only to come back and find my computer still awake. Because it is awake the whole time, and having to power the screen and do processes and stuff, it is also fairly warm.

    Is anyone else having these problems??
  2. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030


    Sep 18, 2003
    London, UK
    That's strange. Make sure you are dealing with the settings under "Power Adaptor", although I'm sure you are. I've noticed some energy settings changes since installing Tiger that I'm not so happy about. My screen seems to dim after about 30 seconds now no matter what I set the display off setting on the slider, which is really annoying so I had to turn off the dimming aspect. My PowerBook now also appears to wake from sleep if closed when I reconnect the power cord, but then it settles down and sleeps again after a few seconds.

    The only change that seems to have crept in for me since 10.4.3 specifically is that the whole system appears to hang for about 30 seconds occassionally when I minimise something (with genie effect suspended in animation halfway through and the dock, Finder and expose frozen during this time). I hope they fix some of these issues soon.

    If you are continuing to have issues, send some feedback to Apple so it can be fixed.
  3. iDM macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    I would suggest clubbing it over the head, nyqiul, alcohol, taking it for a run, or smoke it up.

    This is the stupidest post i have ever made.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    What sort of processes or apps are you running jmsait19? I've noticed the time before sleep has increased for me in 10.4.3 and if I have iTunes running (playing music or someone connected to my library) it won't sleep at all.

    Oh, and clubbing it over the head can't hurt, as iDM says.. :D

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