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Fans stay running while system is asleep

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/15 - calvello

i have a G3 Blue and White with Mac OS X 10.3.5 and the Fans of the cpu or case stay running while system is asleep...

it will be nice to put the computer to sleep when im not using it, can anybody help me?, any solution?

Thanks

Miguel :? :? :?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/15 - calvello

i have a G3 Blue and White with Mac OS X 10.3.5 and the Fans of the cpu or case stay running while system is asleep...

it will be nice to put the computer to sleep when im not using it, can anybody help me?, any solution?

Thanks

Miguel :? :? :?

Message #3 - Posted 2004/11/15 - Thomas Reed

Previously, calvello wrote:

i have a G3 Blue and White with Mac OS X 10.3.5 and the Fans of the cpu or case stay running while system is asleep...

Then the system is not actually asleep. If it's not sleeping by itself, you may need to change the Energy Saver settings. If it really won't sleep and you have it set to sleep, then try looking at the Activity Monitor to see if something's running in the background that keeps it from sleeping. (Note that many things are normally running in the background. You'll want to look for any particularly high activity levels.)

Message #4 - Posted 2004/11/15 - Kevin McMurtrie

Previously, calvello wrote:

i have a G3 Blue and White with Mac OS X 10.3.5 and the Fans of the cpu or case stay running while system is asleep...

it will be nice to put the computer to sleep when im not using it, can anybody help me?, any solution?

Thanks

Miguel :? :? :?

The Yosemite B&W G3 can't fully sleep due to a hardware bug. It spins down the hard drive, turns off PCI cards, turns off external devices, and slows down the motherboard electronics. The main power supply remains fully on. (The sleep power supply is behind the power light and it feeds the RAM banks. That system doesn't fully work.)

If it's a Mac that does support deep sleep, check that the PCI cards support it too.

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