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G5 PPC won't sleep

Message #1 - Posted 2006/01/13 - Samson

I have a G5 PPC running 10.4.

I believe at one time it used to go into sleep mode. But now it doesn't. The Energy Saver is set to put the display to sleep after 15 minutes and the computer to sleep after one notch to the right of 15 minutes. The hard drive sleep check box below the two sliders is checked to put the drives to sleep when possible.

I have unplugged the USB headset microphone, the USB printer, the USB scanner, USB pallette, and USB controlled UPS. A firewire external hard drive is connected but turned off. Only the keyboard and trackball is connected via USB.

The monitor times out after 15 minutes but I can hear that the hard drive and fan are never turning off and the white On light stays on and does not do the slow pulsing of sleep.

How do I trouble shoot this? Remove lots of preferences?

\Samson

Message #2 - Posted 2006/01/13 - Samson

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I hear this loud click every couple minutes is making me worry that not only am I wasting energy leaving the computer running but I am also wearing out some mechanical part - the hard drive?

I have a G5 PPC running 10.4.

I believe at one time it used to go into sleep mode. But now it doesn't. The Energy Saver is set to put the display to sleep after 15 minutes and the computer to sleep after one notch to the right of 15 minutes. The hard drive sleep check box below the two sliders is checked to put the drives to sleep when possible.

I have unplugged the USB headset microphone, the USB printer, the USB scanner, USB pallette, and USB controlled UPS. A firewire external hard drive is connected but turned off. Only the keyboard and trackball is connected via USB.

The monitor times out after 15 minutes but I can hear that the hard drive and fan are never turning off and the white On light stays on and does not do the slow pulsing of sleep.

How do I trouble shoot this? Remove lots of preferences?

\Samson

Message #3 - Posted 2006/01/13 - Samson

AND another thing:

I can successfully put it into Sleep mode from Apple menu.

I have a G5 PPC running 10.4.

I believe at one time it used to go into sleep mode. But now it doesn't. The Energy Saver is set to put the display to sleep after 15 minutes and the computer to sleep after one notch to the right of 15 minutes. The hard drive sleep check box below the two sliders is checked to put the drives to sleep when possible.

I have unplugged the USB headset microphone, the USB printer, the USB scanner, USB pallette, and USB controlled UPS. A firewire external hard drive is connected but turned off. Only the keyboard and trackball is connected via USB.

The monitor times out after 15 minutes but I can hear that the hard drive and fan are never turning off and the white On light stays on and does not do the slow pulsing of sleep.

How do I trouble shoot this? Remove lots of preferences?

\Samson

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