The screen reactivates / wakes up from sleep too fast

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lifeform, May 20, 2011.

  1. lifeform macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2009

    I have an very irritating problem when trying to manually turn on the screensaver or turn off the screen / put it to sleep:

    The computer suddenly and with out moving anything on the keyboard or mice, suddenly reactivates, wakes up from the sleep and I have to punch in my username and password.

    Any way to turn off and get this to work properly?

    I see the need for turning of the monitor, when I want to focus on other stuf. Like i.e. when playing and recording flute or keyboard.

  2. thorbenh macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Same problem here (excluding the flute part ;-)).

    Even in hibernate the iMac very often wakes up. I would like to set it to: "wake up only on CLICK". Does that work somehow?
  3. Georgio macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Essex, UK
    Just a suggestion, but why not set up the sceensaver to activate via hot corners?
    That way it will sleep/wake when you want it to.

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