Unusually long sleep delay

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bungiefan89, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    My iMac suddenly takes a good 30 seconds to fall asleep after I tap the power button or select sleep from the Apple menu. It used to sleep after only 3-5 seconds, but now it takes much longer.

    The only major change I've made to the computer since this problem began is set it up at a different electrical outlet. I haven't changed the energy saver settings, no bluetooth connectivity, no change to network settings or hookup.

    Any help?
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
  3. bungiefan89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    Shutting the computer down and firing her back up worked. Thanks! :)
  4. zarathu macrumors regular


    May 14, 2003

    Most people just sleep. But these machines have maintenance stuff that is done when you shutdown and restart. You can get certain utilities to do them for you, or you can just shut down and start up once a week, and teh mac will do the Maintenance during the process.

    If you leave them running, the Maintenance sycle I believe scheduled to run at 4:00 AM, or at least that's when it used to run.

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