turning off imac screen: only works 10% of the time

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sepandee, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. sepandee macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I press control + shift + eject on my new imac, and the screen turns off as promised. However, most of the time -- actually, almost every time -- the screen comes back on after a second or two.

    Any explanations?
  2. protyne macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    I face similar issue with the screen turning back on every other time i switch if off.

    Im using the hot corner method.
  3. ArcspacE macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2009
  4. adammelancon macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2009
    Same problem here with the screensaver and screen sleeping. A reboot usually fixes it, but only for a short time.
  5. js81 macrumors 65816


    Dec 31, 2008
    Do you have a bluetooth keyboard and/or mouse? My older white iMac did the same thing until I disabled the "wake on bluetooth" option (sorry I can't get more exact - I'm at work and my edu. model iMac is "tooth-less."). The big downside, of course, is that you can't hit a key or click to wake it up (unless one is wired, of course) - I have to press the power button on mine, since I have both BT KB and mouse.
  6. sepandee thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I think he was referring to Expose.

    Nope :(

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