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Computer won't stop SLEEPING!

Message #1 - Posted 2005/11/04 - Keeper of the Purple Twilight

Okay, this is really starting to piss me off. I'm running OS X 10.4.3, and before today I've had no problems. But now the computer won't stop sleeping! It goes to sleep on its own about every thirty seconds. How can I stop it from doing this? Changing the system preferences doesn't seem to help...anyone else have this problem?

"No urban night is like the night [in NYC]...here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will."
- Ezra Pound, poet and critic, 9/18/1912, reflecting on New York City

Message #2 - Posted 2005/11/07 - Art Gorski

Previously, Keeper of the Purple Twilight wrote:

Okay, this is really starting to piss me off. I'm running OS X 10.4.3, and before today I've had no problems. But now the computer won't stop sleeping! It goes to sleep on its own about every thirty seconds. How can I stop it from doing this? Changing the system preferences doesn't seem to help...anyone else have this problem?

Nope, never seen that one.

You should try resetting your Power Manager. Google on 'power manager reset' and you'll see that every Mac laptop has different instructions. On desktops, you can try to reset the parameter RAM.

Hold Cmd-Opt-P-R at startup until the you hear the startup bong sound at least twice (thrice wouldn't hurt) and then let go and let it startup.

A more drastic approach would be to reset non-volatile RAM in Open Firmware.

Hold Cmd-Opt-O-F at startup. At the command line it dumps you into, type (EXACTLY. This is dangerous territory!)

reset-nvram
reset-all

Hitting carriage returns after each. The second one will reboot your Mac.

Art Gorski * Mac Integration Staff * Rice University * Houston, Texas Remember to remove NOSPAM from address when replying via email

Message #3 - Posted 2005/12/13 - catell68

I had this same problem it started yesterday and wouldn't stop. On Powerbook G4 - Tiger 10.4.3 (I updated a couple of weeks ago) but couldn't keep my computer from sleeping..even while I worked... I just zapped the PRAM on the computer..I did it 5 times in a row...and hasn't slept since.

I hope this helps

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