Power Mac :: Jumpy Mouse And Shut-downs On G4 Mirror Door When Putting To Sleep?

Jun 27, 2012

Jumpy mouse and shut-downs on G4 mirror door when putting to sleep or just random shut down, is now occurring after install of new 2nd internal WD IDE 320 GB hard drive, running OS 10.4.11, orig HD is WD 80 GB, RAM = 2 gig. 

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Apple Power Macintosh G4 1 GHz

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Hardware :: Mirror Door G4 Wont Boot?

Apr 8, 2010

First the problem started when the mac would go to sleep I couldnt wake it up. The monitor light would just blink green and the screen would be black. Also programs started just randomly crashing, for no reason. Mainly Firefox (tired Safari, same thing.) Now the computer will not boot. Meaning I start it, it chimes, i get the grey loading screen the little wheel spins for mabye 15 sec, then the screen goes black and the monitor light flashes green. HOWEVER, I can hear the computer continue to load, and if i move the mouse around and click I can hear things being accessed.

1.25g Dual processor
ATI Radeon 9200 video card
2g ram

so I have done the PRAM thing, I took out all the ram, and reseated it, and I moved the video card to different slots, I also tested the other 2 connection on the card, still with the same result... the s- vid didnt even pull a signal.

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Aug 26, 2009

My much loved G4, dual 1GHZ processor, mirrored door model, finally died. I bought a second hand G4 with the model spec just below this one - the 867 MHz processor - as I wanted to go on using my cinema display monitor with ADC connector. Newer MACs won't run this monitor without a special adaptor box (which costs more than buying a second hand G4!) The G4 I bought doesn't have a DVD-RW drive, just a CD drive. I had a DVD-RW drive on my own old machine. I was wondering - is it easy to take this drive out of my machine and put it in the one I bought? Or does the lower spec make this a problem?

The guy I bought the G4 from had looked after it well, added a second large hard drive, and updated to Leopard. I had still been using Panther on my own G4, as I still needed to use Classic for some software and games. So, second query is - can I easily reinstall the OS on the MAC I bought to go back to using Panther? Or is there a way to run both operating systems, leaving Leopard as it is - very useful to have for some new applications - and installing the Panther OS on the other hard disc? Ideally, I would like to have both available, but if not possible, then Panther use would take priority. I have the Panther install discs, but the G4 I bought did not come with Leopard install discs.

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PowerPC :: G4 Mirror Door Coming Up With Question Mark

Sep 25, 2009

I am having problems with a G4 mirror door that keeps coming up with a question mark. I have tried replacing the battery, and doing multiple pram resets. It will still start up to external drives, if I hold down the option key. I have tried booting from an external and setting the startup disk. This seems to work after it restarts, but if the computer is off for more than two minutes, it won't start up again (even if it stays plugged in). It will just go back to the question mark folder at boot?

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Random Shut Downs On It?

Apr 4, 2012

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Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 15, 2012

I have a mid-2011 IMac running Lion 10.7.3. From the time I got it, last Sept., it has said it has a problem and has to shut-down and restart. Then a long report appears with all the codes and apps. listed to be sent to Apple.This was first happening ever 3-4 wee, then every 2-3 weeks, and lately I had 2 in one day. I always add in the comments section that I would like to know what is going on, but never get any feedback,  can't read the code well enough, but CPU 2 seems to show up. aI talked to Applecare last week and got a problem munber. The rep. says those reports are used by tech services to see what changes to make, and not tied to individual machines. I am concerned that I may have a lemon that will give out after my Applecare expires. I'm not anxious for a replacement or having the screen pulled to get inside to repair it. I've got it set up too well to risk it. 

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Hardware :: Magic Mouse Turned Off When IMac Sleep / Shut Down

Nov 6, 2009

I used to have a wireless Logitech mouse that drained batteries if you didn't turn it off manually every time you finished using it. So I'm wondering about the Magic Mouse...

1. Does the Magic Mouse automatically shut off when the iMac goes to sleep or is turned off?
2. If I leave the Magic Mouse on (while the computer is off) will it drain the batteries?
3. What do you recommend is best for the batteries and mouse? Should I turn it off every time I go out for the day?

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MacBook :: Wakes From Sleep When Power Connected And Lid Shut?

Oct 3, 2009

My macbook has developed a problem where when the lid is shut and the power is connected it wakes up from sleep and then goes back to sleep and repeats this process every 30-60 seconds.

What's weird is it doesn't wake from sleep and get stuck in this loop when�the lid is open and the power is connected and I select sleep from the Apple menu�when the lid is shut and the power is NOT connected and is running from the battery

I recently updated my mac to Snow Leopard and put in a new HDD and since doing so the problem has been occurring.

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Sep 26, 2010

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Dec 14, 2009

My i7 iMac arrived today with no screen issues and no major problems at all (after scouring the forums the past few weeks, I was a nervous wreck waiting for it). I ordered on Black Friday and believe I have one of the most recent batches with, I cross-my-fingers hope, none of the screen problems that have been reported. However, I am about to gouge my eyes out because of a blasted erratic mouse issue in OSX. I am using a Razer Naga (though it is still a problem with every other mouse I hook up) and regardless of the settings, the cursor is jumpy and impossible to control at times.

I am Bootcamp running Win7 64 and have zero mouse issues on that side of the computer. Its only when I boot into OSX that I have the mouse problems. I have tried the Naga drivers and two USB/Mouse shareware apps, all to no avail. Otherwise, the iMac runs like a dream. In WoW with Ultimate Settings I get 50 fps in Dalaran and 120+ out flying in the world. LotRO runs great as well -- with the recommended settings I am at around 60 fps at all times, even standing at the Prancing Pony in Bree.

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iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Dec 6, 2007

I'm having a problem getting my CD drive door to open (the CD drive was empty when the problem started). Have tried pushing and holding down keyboard eject key, holding down mouse key while restarting, and typing "eject cd" in open format. When I do these things, the drive repeatedly makes a sort of "grunt" (effort noise) but doesn't pop open, so this appears to be a mechanical problem. I removed the drive faceplate and was finally able to open the drive by pushing the manual eject button and pulling on the tray, though it requires some finagling and doesn't always work. When the tray does open this way, it does not automatically roll all the way out or back in, but has to be pulled/pushed, and once it shuts, it once more can't open without manual intervention. However, I discovered that as long as there's a CD in the tray, it opens and closes fine. While always keeping a CD in the drive is a temporary fix.

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Feb 17, 2009

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Mar 11, 2010

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Nov 5, 2007

I've have an extra internal 500GB in my G5 and I would like to mirror it to my external 500GB HD (FW400) and repeat this process once a week. Don't want backups just want to mirror. Is it possible? If so what software should I use?

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Sep 29, 2008

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I also found an article about a file called the Autowake.plist and found I did not have that file, for some odd reason. It seemed to describe the exact symptoms I was having. SO I went through the instructions on how to create it, which was basically setting up in preferences, a time for the system to shutdown and startup. The file gets created, then I just change those settings back and the file stays.

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May 20, 2009

There was a tip that went around (Macworld.com?) that allowed you to set a function key to sleep the computer. I had it working on my old computer, but can't remember it now that I have a new one. Does anyone know what the procedure is?

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Apr 4, 2012

I have a 2.5Gh intel core i5. I put it to sleep last night and today when I went to turn it on it wouldn't wake up. It wouldn't respond to pushing the power button. I unplugged it and plugged it into another power outlet (both worked with other appliances). finally after about about 20 minutes I unplugged the power cord from the back of the computer. As soon as I pushed it back on the computer started booting up (without even hitting the power button). What happened? Did my power drop and this was sort of a reset for the mac?

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Jun 3, 2010

For the MBP will putting it to sleep cool the hardware down?

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Jun 16, 2012

How putting my mac to sleep with the display closed?

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Nov 17, 2009

I had a problem over the weekend where my iMac would wake up seconds after putting it to sleep, and also rebooting after shutting it down. The full story can be seen on this thread here: [URL] At first I thought it was caused by an installation of iMagneto, but it eventually becomes clear that it was caused by what I presume was a corrupted folder (Application Support).

I've not been able to find out any more info about this bug outside of the Apple support forums so I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. The original thread in the Apple forums dates back to early September so it looks like the 10.6.1 and 10.6.2 updates didn't address it. Is it a very rare bug I wonder?

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Mar 24, 2012

I am using an early 2011 Mac Mini running OS 10.6.7, which I have had for a little over a year. A new problem cropped up in the past week. When I put it to sleep manually it takes 2 minutes or more before it actually goes to sleep. I have "wake for network access turned off." The computer goes to sleep automatically at the time set in energy saver without a problem. The manual sleep delay happens whether or not I have applications running or not.

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Apr 6, 2012

Imac completely dead and not able to wake up after putting to sleep.This is a new error on top of many others.Very annoying one has to reset and restart to overcome something that is supposed to work o.k?

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I have 2ea 250GB internal HD. One with my apps and system on it and the other with no data. How do I mirror my drive with the apps and system? Or is that possible?

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PowerPC :: Putting Mac Pro (Intel) HD Into Power Mac G5 Without Reinstalling OS X?

May 17, 2009

I decided I wanted to use the 1TB HD that's in my brand new Mac Pro in my late 2005 Power Mac G5. I installed the HD and started up the Power Mac. I was planning to insert the OS X disk and have to reinstall the operating system.

But it booted up fine and seems to be working perfectly. I thought I would have needed to reinstall OS X since the hardware/specs are completely different (especially the processor Intel V PowerPC). I thought it would be having some kind of Mac Pro in Power Mac body freak-out!

Is that not the case? Can I go ahead and use this sucker without any dramas? I've read iMovie 09 isn't compatible with PowerPC. Will all the other system and iLife 09 software work OK?

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Oct 7, 2006

I'm using a B&W Power Mac G3 with 512MB RAM and OS X Tiger for a SMB file server (with 5 users) and a USB printer server. Everything is working good, but I have a problem.

It doesn't have a monitor or keyboard/mouse attached normally (I can configure it via VNC). The problem is that I would like to be able to turn the machine off when it's not needed (like at night sometimes, days when I won't be home, etc.). I would like to just hit the power button and have it turn off, however it puts it to sleep instead.

Normally, sleep would be fine, except on the B&W, the fans still run, just the HDs shut off, so it's still noisy as heck.

Is there a way to make the power button shut it off? If not, any other easy methods of shutting it off you can think of? Via VNC won't cut it, as my dad needs to be able to turn it on (not a problem) or off as well.

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Aug 10, 2010

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Jul 27, 2006

my friend owns a MacBook Pro and he has been having troubles with his new computer. He loves it all in all, but finds it frustrating that he can't turn the screen off without putting the computer to sleep. He says it's cause he wants his Adium away message to stay up for his friends, but can't find a way to do so, everyone I've asked has no clue.

Has Apple made a way to do this? Or is it this, as of now, cannot be done?

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