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Help with G4 Powermac failure to wake up

Message #1 - Posted 2006/11/01 - DaveH

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running) OK but I can't wake it up. I looked on the Apple support site and the only problem relating to this that I can find refers to the Radeon 9000 graphics card. My machine is fitted with a Geforce64 card.

Does anyone know why my Mac won't wake up?

Message #2 - Posted 2006/11/02 - matt neuburg

DaveH wrote:

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running)

On my machines, if the fan is running the machine is not asleep. Is this a different kind of sleep? m.

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Message #3 - Posted 2006/11/01 - Seven

Previously, DaveH wrote:

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running) OK but I can't wake it up. I looked on the Apple support site and the only problem relating to this that I can find refers to the Radeon 9000 graphics card. My machine is fitted with a Geforce64 card.

Does anyone know why my Mac won't wake up?

sounds like a wonky 3rd party usb device

Message #4 - Posted 2006/11/02 - DaveH

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

DaveH wrote:

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running)

On my machines, if the fan is running the machine is not asleep. Is this a different kind of sleep? m.

Good point, what seems to be happening then is that the monitor display goes off. Moving the mouse or using the keyboard doesn't cause the monitor to display anything.

Message #5 - Posted 2006/11/02 - matt neuburg

DaveH wrote:

Previously, matt neuburg wrote:

DaveH wrote:

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running)

On my machines, if the fan is running the machine is not asleep. Is this a different kind of sleep? m.

Good point, what seems to be happening then is that the monitor display goes off. Moving the mouse or using the keyboard doesn't cause the monitor to display anything.

But is the computer responsive otherwise? What happens if you press Shift-Option-Command-Q, for example?

Of course if it's absolutely not responsive, you can just do a hardware shutdown / restart. m.

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Message #6 - Posted 2006/11/08 - PeterG

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006 00:57:38 +0000, Seven scribbled by his own authority... (in a previous article):

Previously, DaveH wrote:

I've got a Powermac G4 FW800 1.0GHz running MacosX 10.4.8.

The Mac goes to sleep (but can still here fan running) OK but I can't wake it up. I looked on the Apple support site and the only problem relating to this that I can find refers to the Radeon 9000 graphics card. My machine is fitted with a Geforce64 card.

Does anyone know why my Mac won't wake up?

sounds like a wonky 3rd party usb device

When that happens to me, I press the flashing button on the right-hand of the monitor which puts it to sleep. I then waken it up by pressing any key.

Regards

PeterG. (aka Lobo)

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