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Can't wake powerbook after Panther install?

Message #1 - Posted 2004/10/23 - Burt Johnson

I have an original model Titanium G4 Powerbook that has been running 10.2. My wife is trying to use it and we found that we need the email.app that comes with 10.3, so I just did an upgrade to 10.3.

It seemed to go OK to the point that it asked for the second disk. After I put it in, we went to watch a show that our TiVo had saved. When I came back, the PowerBook was sleeping --- and won't wake up.

How do I get it to wake up? I hate to just yank the battery as there may be a step I need to do for the installation yet...

- Burt Johnson
MindStorm, Inc.
http://www.mindstorm-inc.com/software.html

Message #2 - Posted 2004/10/23 - Tom Harrington

Previously, Burt Johnson wrote:

I have an original model Titanium G4 Powerbook that has been running 10.2. My wife is trying to use it and we found that we need the email.app that comes with 10.3, so I just did an upgrade to 10.3.

It seemed to go OK to the point that it asked for the second disk. After I put it in, we went to watch a show that our TiVo had saved. When I came back, the PowerBook was sleeping --- and won't wake up.

How do I get it to wake up? I hate to just yank the battery as there may be a step I need to do for the installation yet...

If it won't wake up, it may be necessary to power-cycle it. But I wouldn't pull the battery out, because normally just holding down the power button for something like 5-10 seconds will force it to turn off.

Tom "Tom" Harrington
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Message #3 - Posted 2004/10/27 - Burt Johnson

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, Burt Johnson wrote:

I have an original model Titanium G4 Powerbook that has been running 10.2. My wife is trying to use it and we found that we need the email.app that comes with 10.3, so I just did an upgrade to 10.3.

It seemed to go OK to the point that it asked for the second disk. After I put it in, we went to watch a show that our TiVo had saved. When I came back, the PowerBook was sleeping --- and won't wake up.

How do I get it to wake up? I hate to just yank the battery as there may be a step I need to do for the installation yet...

If it won't wake up, it may be necessary to power-cycle it. But I wouldn't pull the battery out, because normally just holding down the power button for something like 5-10 seconds will force it to turn off.

I ended up closing the cover and letting it sit overnight. When I opened the cover the next day, it came to life...?

Wouldn't come to life the prior evening, even after I tried closing the cover for half an hour. Maybe it just needed a good night's sleep too.

-)

- Burt Johnson
MindStorm, Inc.
http://www.mindstorm-inc.com/software.html

Message #4 - Posted 2004/10/27 - Steve

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 18:30:52 -0700, Burt Johnson wrote
(in message <1gma0fq.wenxb81p3hmu4N%burt@mindstorm-inc.com>):

Tom Harrington wrote:

Previously, Burt Johnson wrote:

I have an original model Titanium G4 Powerbook that has been running 10.2. My wife is trying to use it and we found that we need the email.app that comes with 10.3, so I just did an upgrade to 10.3.

It seemed to go OK to the point that it asked for the second disk. After I put it in, we went to watch a show that our TiVo had saved. When I came back, the PowerBook was sleeping --- and won't wake up.

How do I get it to wake up? I hate to just yank the battery as there may be a step I need to do for the installation yet...

If it won't wake up, it may be necessary to power-cycle it. But I wouldn't pull the battery out, because normally just holding down the power button for something like 5-10 seconds will force it to turn off.

I ended up closing the cover and letting it sit overnight. When I opened the cover the next day, it came to life...?

Wouldn't come to life the prior evening, even after I tried closing the cover for half an hour. Maybe it just needed a good night's sleep too.

-)

Do you have any third party devices plugged in? Something like a USB mouse or external monitor? I believe that these can interfere with the wake from sleep on tiBooks.

Steve

Message #5 - Posted 2004/10/30 - Burt Johnson

Steve wrote:

Do you have any third party devices plugged in? Something like a USB mouse or external monitor? I believe that these can interfere with the wake from sleep on tiBooks.

Though I often do, in this case I did not. The machine was sitting naked. It was connected to the net via wireless, but otherwise a lone island in the office, with nary a peripheral attached.

- Burt Johnson
MindStorm, Inc.
http://www.mindstorm-inc.com/software.html

Message #6 - Posted 2004/10/30 - Steve

On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 3:46:16 -0700, Burt Johnson wrote
(in message <1gmga9m.fzqkgw1qebvt0N%burt@mindstorm-inc.com>):

Steve wrote:

Do you have any third party devices plugged in? Something like a USB mouse or
external monitor? I believe that these can interfere with the wake from sleep
on tiBooks.

Though I often do, in this case I did not. The machine was sitting naked. It was connected to the net via wireless, but otherwise a lone island in the office, with nary a peripheral attached.

Since you often do, did you possibly have an external device plugged in at one time during the boot cycle in question? If so, the device could've caused the problem even though it wasn't connected at the time. Just a guess.

Steve

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