USB devices stay on in sleep mode

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Joshoon, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Joshoon, Nov 26, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016

    Joshoon macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2014
    Hi everyone :)

    I bought a new Mac Mini yesterday and I tore it apart immediately to build in a SSD.
    It runs great and I love it so far!

    Now my idea was to keep the Mac mini in sleep mode while I am not using it.
    Unfortunately all the USB devices stay on when I put it into sleep.
    I have a keyboard with led lights and a screen, a mouse full of led lights and a headset which contains led lights, so I would love to have them turning off while it's going to sleep, since I also sleep in the same room.

    Now I have read about using hibernation mode, but is there any way to let it go into hibernation mode after a certain time instead of going to sleep mode as well? And will I still be able to turn it back on with the keyboard?

    Is there any way to achieve this? Coz I really hoped I didn't had to crawl under the desk to reach the power button.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    This is normal. The keyboard and mouse must be powered in order to work. They need to work in order to wake the computer. You cannot cut power to the keyboard and expect the keyboard to be able to wake the computer.
  3. Joshoon thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2014
    I think you're wrong.
    It seems like the Mac didn't went into standby at all in the right way.
    Soundflower was preventing it, so I had to turn it off in order to get it into stand.

    Now it goes in standby and it turns all the lights of my peripherals off.
    When I press a button on the keyboard the Mac turns on.

    The only issue I have sometimes is that there are moments its still not going into sleep, while there is no app causing this (based on the activity monitor).
    When I manually put it in sleep mode the screen turns off, but turns back on a second later.
  4. coso macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2012
    Try installing Wimoweh and see if there is some process blocking the sleep

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