Sleep light blinking slow

Razorhog

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This may be a stupid question, but when I first got my iMac, it seems like the sleep light blinked faster than it does now. Is this normal? I remember thinking that it looked like it was breathing....now it blinks so slow I'm afraid she's gonna suffocate :p
 

Razorhog

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Nope, doesn't seem to have a problem waking up. It probably is my mind playing tricks, I just thought that the rate of pulse of the sleep light might mean something. Thanks :)
 

lom8104

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my pb's light has become completely random: blinking, pulsing, and staying on! I guess this would be a hardware issue? Do you think applecare would cover it?
 

ITASOR

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lom8104 said:
my pb's light has become completely random: blinking, pulsing, and staying on! I guess this would be a hardware issue? Do you think applecare would cover it?
I would say yes, I bet they'll cover it.
 

Razorhog

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I think this explains some of my strange sleep light behavior:

The behavior of the 'sleep light' seems to cover more modes than just sleep. If the screen blacks out while the machine is still running (as determined by the Energy Saver control) then the light comes on solid without the pulsing. I assume that's to notify the user that the machine is still on (which isn't obvious if the fans or hard disk aren't spinning).
 

Razorhog

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The iMac will not sleep automatically. If I choose sleep from the apple menu it seems to work fine. Does this look right? I have it set to sleep in one minute.

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$ pmset -g
Active Profiles:
UPS Power -1
AC Power -1*
Currently in use:
womp 1
hibernatefile /var/vm/sleepimage
powerbutton 1
sleep 1
autorestart 0
halfdim 1
hibernatemode 0
disksleep 10
displaysleep 1
 

fivetoadsloth

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hm. id guess it hasnt really slowed up and it is just your eyes but im not sure. I doubt it is a problem though.
 

Razorhog

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I think this is definitely a problem, and apparently lots of people are experiencing the same thing. No real answers yet, and I've done a lot of searching and experimenting.
 
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