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Energy Saver - Request for help

Message #1 - Posted 2003/12/27 - Leslie Dewart

After several months of working perfectly, my Energy Saver has stopped putting my eMac (OS 10.2.8) to sleep. Help in restoring it to service would be much appreciated.

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

I tried disconnecting the external disk and restarting, but it makes no difference.

Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.

Thank you!

Message #2 - Posted 2003/12/27 - Gnarlodious

Entity Leslie Dewart spoke thus:

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

What about USB devices? I've had problems with USB devices not letting the OS stay asleep.

--Gnarlie

Message #3 - Posted 2003/12/28 - Leslie Dewart

Thank you for your reply. Apart from the mouse, I have other USB devices: printer, scanner, and floppy drive. I will try disconnecting them and see what happens.

Leslie

Gnarlodious wrote:

Entity Leslie Dewart spoke thus:

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

What about USB devices? I've had problems with USB devices not letting the OS stay asleep.

--Gnarlie

Message #4 - Posted 2003/12/30 - John

Leslie Dewart wrote:

After several months of working perfectly, my Energy Saver has stopped putting my eMac (OS 10.2.8) to sleep. Help in restoring it to service would be much appreciated.

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

I tried disconnecting the external disk and restarting, but it makes no difference.

Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.

Thank you!

No problems with sleep on any of my three Win XP machines.

Message #5 - Posted 2003/12/30 - Michael Vilain

Previously, John wrote:

Leslie Dewart wrote:

After several months of working perfectly, my Energy Saver has stopped putting my eMac (OS 10.2.8) to sleep. Help in restoring it to service would be much appreciated.

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

I tried disconnecting the external disk and restarting, but it makes no difference.

Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.

Thank you!

No problems with sleep on any of my three Win XP machines.

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Message #6 - Posted 2003/12/30 - Tom Stiller

Previously, John wrote:

Leslie Dewart wrote:

After several months of working perfectly, my Energy Saver has stopped putting my eMac (OS 10.2.8) to sleep. Help in restoring it to service would be much appreciated.

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

I tried disconnecting the external disk and restarting, but it makes no difference.

Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.

Thank you!

No problems with sleep on any of my three Win XP machines.

Of course! that's what Windows machines do best.

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Message #7 - Posted 2003/12/30 - Jim Lee Jr.

in article vv3evgodmqvg00@news.supernews.com, John at nospam@nospam.com wrote on 12/30/03 11:54 AM:

Leslie Dewart wrote:

After several months of working perfectly, my Energy Saver has stopped putting my eMac (OS 10.2.8) to sleep. Help in restoring it to service would be much appreciated.

The problem is this. If I set it to sleep, for instance, after 10 minutes of inactivity (no separate timing for the display or the hard disk), after ten minutes the display will go off, but the machine will not go to sleep. The same thing happens when I operate from either of the two startup volumes of my external FW HD

I tried disconnecting the external disk and restarting, but it makes no difference.

Any suggestions or comments would be most welcome.

Thank you!

No problems with sleep on any of my three Win XP machines.

No problems with sleep on my Macs either, Troll.

Message #8 - Posted 2003/12/30 - Jim Lee Jr.

in article vilain-324E19.10291630122003@comcast.ash.giganews.com, Michael Vilain <vilain@spamcop.net> at wrote on 12/30/03 12:29 PM:

Previously, John wrote:

No problems with sleep on any of my three Win XP machines.

Boy, you just have to much time on your hands...

Mike, John posts to comp.sys.mac.advocacy all the time, I use similar replies when I taunt the Windoze users in the Windoze groups.

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