Very Very Bizarre...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by reykjavik, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. reykjavik macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004
    For some reason, even though I have the screen saver set to "never", the screen saver still goes on after about 25 minutes?!?!?!? I tried resetting it to never again but nothing seems to matter! I tried reparing permissions but that didn't work either.

    What do I do?!?!
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    You got a bad Mac, sorry.

    But really folks. After 25 minutes the screen saver still comes on? 25 minutes sounds more like the amount of time until the screen goes to sleep. If you are sure you did everything right in the Screen saver preference try lookin at the energy saver preference and see if there is anything turned on. That might be the culprit. If not, are you running any downloaded screen savers? Let me know.
  3. reykjavik thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004

    I usually have my screen go to sleep after 3 hours. I know thats not the best for the lifespan of it all but I think they make us paranoid so we keep buying stuff. Th ereality is that 3 hours or 25 minutes, my monitor (and thus my iMac G5 17 inch) will without a doubt outlive being outdated, in which case...who cares? Very few people gave up the G3 eMac because the monitors didn't work, they gave them up because theyre terribly outdated. I say...use um while you got um!

    Now that thats out of the way, I think I fixed it. I trashed the preference.plst files connected to the screen savers and when I went back to check on it the slider had reset to 25 minutes. I then slid it back to never and it will probably work now. Its a bug, probably got internally stuck on 25 and no matter what I did with the GUI it wouldn't matter. Once you trash the plst files it probably reset everything. Ill keep you updated if it works... (in roughly 25 minutes :))
  4. reykjavik thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2004
    Nope...didn't work. Im gonna reinstall Tiger.
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    And you swat flies with a shotgun, I presume.

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