Put imac monitor to sleep

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  1. scuzy macrumors member

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    I can't put my iMac monitor to sleep if itunes is syncing my songs over. It'll wake itself after a few seconds. Is there a way to turn it off? With a separate monitor i could just push the power button. But now with this all in one it's impossible. I can put it to sleep if itunes is not running. This is pretty stupid.
     
  2. trentiles macrumors member

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    Go to System Preferences - Energy Saver - Put the display to sleep when the computer is inactive for: change this to 1 minute or something

    This will turn off the display but keep the computer on.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    That's because you're trying to put the computer to sleep, not the monitor.

    Try Shift+ctrl+eject button
     
  4. scuzy thread starter macrumors member

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    oops sorry forgot to tell u I was using CTRL+shift+eject to put monitor to sleep. t won't sleep the monitor. If i shutdown itunes i can sleep the monitor no issues. This seems to happen when i am syncing my songs to my ipod. I just want it running in the background and monitor off.
     
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Ah the luxury of an all-in-one computer:)

    I just set a hot corner and sleep my display immediately. Does it no matter is iTunes is running or synching.
     
  6. scuzy thread starter macrumors member

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    i also set a hot corner for sleep as well and that does not work as well. If itunes is running it'll wake the monitor no matter what. Unless there is something i am missing. For instance the monitor will goto sleep for a few seconds then boom it's back on again.
     
  7. trentiles macrumors member

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    Your not accidentally bumping the mouse or anything like that are you? I know I have brushed the keyboard or mouse incredibly lightly on accident and it wakes up the monitor.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you are sitting by the computer.

    If anything moves the mouse, for example if you bump into the desk, then of course, with any display connected to a computer, the display will wake up.
     
  9. scuzy thread starter macrumors member

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    no i put it to sleep and head to bed a few seconds later it's awake again. i can repeat this everytime itunes running in bakground.
     
  10. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    This is very weird behavior because I have iTunes running 24/7 on my iMac and have no problems at all with my monitor staying asleep. I have the hot corner defined and it works like a charm.
     
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  13. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    I found a solution for you. I'm using 10.5.4.

    I plugged in my iPod Touch with the iTunes window open on the screen. When it started to synch I put my screen to sleep. Within about 5 seconds the screen would wake up just as you had said was happening. The odd thing is it does not have this issue when synching with my AppleTV.

    To solve the issue I minimized the iTunes window while synching and the screen stayed asleep.

    I had not encountered your issue before because I usually have iTunes minimized while synching.
     
  14. scuzy thread starter macrumors member

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    i will give it a try. But i think i did have it minimize too. Will confirm when i get home.

    Thanks
     
  15. minik macrumors 65816

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    I have my iMac plugs to the APC UPS. From time to time, it wakes itself up and not going back to deep sleep mode. It's kind of a pain.
     
  16. scuzy thread starter macrumors member

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    i have tried to do what you suggested in minimizing my itunes and it still wakes the monitor up. That's got to be a little irritating now.
     

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