Intel Mac :: Desktop Won't Come Out Of Sleep Mode Until Unplugged And Plugged Back In
Apr 20, 2012
Computer will not come out of sleep mode (even when pushing the start button). I have to unplug and plug back in and and then push "start" switch to start computer. This has occured twice in a about one week.
I'm having a problem with my PowerBook G4 where is goes into sleep mode at random times. Mostly when I am streaming video..or at times the fan comes on, it sounds super high then boom. sleep mode again. After hitting the space bar, it comes back on, but it'll happen again shortly after. I've played with the sleep settings
As of last night, my MBP started acting very strangely. After entering my username and password, it would enter the desktop for a short period of time and then kick back into sleep mode; the screen would turn back to black. Sometimes it will let me stay on the desktop for a long time and other times it will hardly let me stay on the desktop. I called apple support and they had me start the computer in safe mode; even then it occasionally kicks me out.
The tech guy said that it was a "strange software issue" and not a hardware issue. I thought it was a hard drive issue; my hard drive makes an odd sound when it unlocks (a grinding sound), but it has been doing that for quite some time with no issues. I tried to reset the SMC and it didn't do anything.
How should I remedy this problem? Is this a hard drive issue? Hard drive failure? Has the grinding sound finally caught up with me? I am running OS X; not leopard or snow leopard. I know I need to upgrade, but this shouldn't be happening.
Is there a way to prevent the PB from going to sleep after the wall charger is unplugged when using the clamshell mode? I'm going to use my PB as a carputer and want it to run for awhile after I turn off the car..I know the PB will go to sleep when it loses power in clamshell mode..
When you unplug power from your MBP, the battery icon is supposed to show the battery level. Right now, mine shows the plug icon and if I click it it says power source is the power adapter. It's sitting in my lap not plugged in.
I'm not sure if this is should be in hardware or software, so I apologize if this is in the wrong catagory. I have a "5,1" Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook 2.0 Ghz 2 gb RAm
I just replaced the stock 160gb hard drive with a 500 gb Seagate. Everything is working perfectly except for one odd issue: While plugged in, the MacBook says it is charging normally and appears to actually be doing so. However, when I unplug it, it shows the plug icon on the battery as it does at 100% charge and says "(Not Charging)". Power management wise it also behaves as if it is plugged in. So, as you can imagine that is quite annoying as it doesn't dim / sleep when it should if left sitting and I can't see my battery % when it is unplugged. I have looked EVERYWHERE on the net to no avail. The MacBook is no longer under warranty so no dice there. I have also checked my energy settings as well as reset the SMC.
I've a problem with my PowerBook G4 (12-inch DVI and Mac OS X 10.4.11). When I close the lid or when I manually try to make it sleep from the apple menu, it goes into sleep mode put only for 1 second and then shuts off (crashes). So instead of being able to wake up the computer, I have to boot it up from off.
I am new to this forum, but hoping I can get an answer here. When placing my Macbook Pro in sleep mode by closing the lid, it goes into sleep mode, but immediately turns back on (with the lid closed), then after a short time goes back into sleep mode and then immediately turns back on. It keeps cycling like this. Any clues to why it will not stay in the sleep mode?
I just brought a brand new IMac today but could not connect the internet with the cable though the cable does work with other computers.¬† Do I have to change the settings or .....? Or its the problem of the jack?
the topic pretty much says it all. i put my mbp to sleep last night and this morning when i opened it to wake it up, i heard the trash sound go off, and i realized my counter strike source icon was missing. i opened the trash and their it was. strange...i don't know if it may have been some of the sites i've visited in the past that may have given me spyware or anything sketchy. anyone had this issue before?
My Mac would not turn on this morning from sleep mode. I pressed the power button and nothing. Then I did it again and heard the fan shut off inside so I tried again and up it came. Also I cannot wake my Mac up unless I press the power button. I used to press any key on the keyboard or move the mouse and it would wake up, but now that doens't work. I don't know if this could be a reason, but my mother has a horrible habit of unplugging it when it storms. It's always asleep and I've told her not to do that and to make sure it's turned off before ripping the cord from the wall. But she continues to do it when it storms.
Is it best to turn off my 27" i7 processor iMac or put it into sleep mode when it's not in use? ie sleep or leave the house.¬†Also the fan has just turned on, never heard it before. I am watching a video whilst converting another into mp4 format. Is that why?¬†
My iMac shut itself down last night while in sleep mode.¬† It's rarely ever turned off.¬† I cannot get it started today. I'm not the most tech saavy person but can follow instructions if someone could walk me through it.¬† ¬†
Purchased in 2006 and has worked well until now.¬† AppleCare has expired.
I've been using Pc's for the past 30 odd years so am totally new to Mac. I'm doing my best to adapt to this new different OS and so far have found some things more user friendly but others ? I've more or less given up on those as Mac doesn't seem to do those things. These are probably Windows based and I'm assuming Mac has its own alternatives that I haven't discovered yet. Anyway, my immediate problem is this goddamned frustrating situation when I try to re-activate the comp' after waking it from 'sleep'. Sometimes its fine but others, it comes back on but freezes and the only option I have is to turn it off at the switch and do a re-boot!
This morning I woke up and my iMac, which I had left sleeping, would switch on. As I discovered, for some reason the power cord had been disconnected. Once I connected it again, nothing would happen when I pressed the start button, not a noise... nothing.
We have Imac Intel Mac OS X version 10.7.3. When I put to sleep the screen goes to but no the hard disk.
From the console I get the following message. 06/05/12 20:34:16,805 [0x0-0x19019].com.elgato.eyetvhelper: ***Wakein::CancelEvents: requested event type: wakepoweron06/05/12 20:34:16,805 [0x0-0x19019].com.elgato.eyetvhelper: ***Wakein::CancelEvents: requested app name: com.elgato.eyetv06/05/12 20:34:16,806 [0x0-0x19019].com.elgato.eyetvhelper: ***Wakein:
0 entries in power event schedule table I have Eye TV program install since 3 years ago, I can see it stops the sleep mode, I have look at preferences of Eye Tv but can not find anything that says not to put the Mac to sleep! I have had this problem for the last 2 weeks and before there was no problem at all.