Screensaver not working!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whawhat, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. whawhat macrumors 6502

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    Black Macbook - screensaver was working fine but suddenly it doesn't activate. the screen just stays on until energy saver mode kicks in and the screen goes black (normal)

    Even when I have it set as a hot corner, it doesn't turn on. I checked the screensaver and energy saver screen preferences and it all looks normal.

    Any advice? Thanks
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Does it activate when you click the Test button in preferences?
     
  3. whawhat thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes.

    i also use my macbook closed w/ a 23" ACD display and bluetooth mouse/keyboard.
     
  4. erx11 macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same issue with Leopard installed on a 2.4 ghz MBP with the "Shell" screensaver.
     
  5. tbone71491 macrumors newbie

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    ughh

    yess i am having the same problem and its getting me aggravated because i leave my screen open while i sleep so my MacBook stays connected to the internet however im worried about the screen getting image burn and such...
    please someone explain how to fix this!
     
  6. hiddenpremise macrumors regular

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    Actually having the same problem as well. MBP 10.5.4
     
  7. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem, I'm afraid my screen is going to burn out because I have to remember to shut it now whenever I leave...
     
  8. gusious macrumors 65816

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  9. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what that means, so I'm going to say no...
     
  10. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Go to the utilities folder and open disk utilily. Choose your hard drive and then click verify and repair permissions. Maybe that could help you solve the problem.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    The latest Safari 4 beta has been known to wreak havoc with .qtz files. If it is installed, get rid of it with the uninstaller that's in the .dmg and then check your screensavers.
     
  12. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    All of a sudden it's working, should I do that anyway?
     
  13. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Yup. It's always good to repair your permissions. Especially after major updates and stuff.
     

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