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iBook sleep problem

Message #1 - Posted 2004/06/06 - Ivan

Hi,

I've recently started having problems with my iBook not going to sleep. I've checked the archives and nobody seems to have posted on the same problem.

The problem is it will only sleep when I select "Sleep" from the apple menu or the login screen. Closing the lid doesn't put it to sleep and it no longer automatically goes to sleep after the inactivity period in the energy saver settings.

I've had no problems with it re-awakening.

The iBook is a G3 800 running 10.3.4. I had the same problem before the .4 upgrade.

Has anyone heard of or had the same problem and know of a solution?

Thanks,
Ivan

Message #2 - Posted 2004/06/06 - Jon B

Ivan wrote:

Hi,

I've recently started having problems with my iBook not going to sleep. I've checked the archives and nobody seems to have posted on the same problem.

The problem is it will only sleep when I select "Sleep" from the apple menu or the login screen. Closing the lid doesn't put it to sleep and it no longer automatically goes to sleep after the inactivity period in the energy saver settings.

I've had no problems with it re-awakening.

The iBook is a G3 800 running 10.3.4. I had the same problem before the .4 upgrade.

Has anyone heard of or had the same problem and know of a solution?

First thought would be something is not quite right with the switch that tells it the lid is shut

Jon
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Message #3 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Ivan

Previously, Jon B wrote:

Ivan wrote:

Hi,

I've recently started having problems with my iBook not going to sleep. I've checked the archives and nobody seems to have posted on the same problem.

The problem is it will only sleep when I select "Sleep" from the apple menu or the login screen. Closing the lid doesn't put it to sleep and it no longer automatically goes to sleep after the inactivity period in the energy saver settings.

I've had no problems with it re-awakening.

The iBook is a G3 800 running 10.3.4. I had the same problem before the .4 upgrade.

Has anyone heard of or had the same problem and know of a solution?

First thought would be something is not quite right with the switch that tells it the lid is shut

That crossed my mind. I put an airport card in a couple of months ago. Could that have knocked anything loose?

The reason I'm wondering what else it could be is that I don't think that would explain the failure to automatically sleep when idle.

Ivan

Message #4 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Peter Ceresole

Ivan wrote:

First thought would be something is not quite right with the switch that tells it the lid is shut

That crossed my mind. I put an airport card in a couple of months ago. Could that have knocked anything loose?

But all you do is lift the keyboard. If the lid detection mechanism has gone crook, it has to be a coincidence. And anyway, if it wakes okay when you lift the keyboard, the mechanism seems to be working.

In the 'Energy saver' control panel, what options do you have selected under 'Wake options'? Or does Panther no longer have the same options as I am seeing in Jag (I have them all switched off)?

Peter

Message #5 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Peter Ceresole

Peter Ceresole wrote:

But all you do is lift the keyboard. If the lid detection mechanism has gone crook, it has to be a coincidence. And anyway, if it wakes okay when you lift the keyboard, the mechanism seems to be working.

Ugh. I've got 'keyboard' on the brain. Keyboard/lid. --
Peter

Message #6 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Ivan

Previously, Peter Ceresole wrote:

Ivan wrote:

First thought would be something is not quite right with the switch that tells it the lid is shut

That crossed my mind. I put an airport card in a couple of months ago. Could that have knocked anything loose?

But all you do is lift the keyboard. If the lid detection mechanism has gone crook, it has to be a coincidence. And anyway, if it wakes okay when you lift the keyboard, the mechanism seems to be working.

I should have explained that better. It doesn't wake automatically, only when I press a button.

If this is the problem is it easy to sort? I have the extended apple care cover but I wouldn't want to lose the laptop for a long period. Especially when it's a problem I can live with.

In the 'Energy saver' control panel, what options do you have selected under 'Wake options'? Or does Panther no longer have the same options as I am seeing in Jag (I have them all switched off)?

In the panel "Optimize Energy Settings" is on automatic.

The sleep settings for using the power adapter are put computer to sleep when it is inactive for 10 minutes, dim display after 2.5 mins, sleep display after 5. Put the hardisk to sleep if possible.

The display dims and sleeps ok, the last stage where the computer should sleep no longer happens and I can here the hardisk working periodically.

The battery power settings are the same except the first is 5 minutes.

Is it possible a process is keeping the computer active and is there any way to tell?

Ivan

Message #7 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Jim

Peter Ceresole wrote:

But all you do is lift the keyboard. If the lid detection mechanism has gone crook, it has to be a coincidence. And anyway, if it wakes okay when you lift the keyboard, the mechanism seems to be working.

I realise this probably won't help, but have you tried zapping the PRAM?

Jim

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Message #8 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Mike Jenkins

Ivan wrote:

If this is the problem is it easy to sort? I have the extended apple care cover but I wouldn't want to lose the laptop for a long period. Especially when it's a problem I can live with.

I have the iBook service manual here and the reed switch replacement procedure (which controls the sleeping) looks pretty horrific, involving dismantling the LCD casing etc. I would get Apple to do it before the warranty runs out.

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Message #9 - Posted 2004/06/07 - Peter Ceresole

Ivan wrote:

I should have explained that better. It doesn't wake automatically, only when I press a button.

Okay.

That does sound like the reed switch. A bit beastly to fix. If you still have warranty, get it fixed. If not, just sleep it by going Power-S, and wake it by tapping the space bar. That's what I do anyway with my TiBoko.

Peter

Message #10 - Posted 2004/06/09 - Ivan

Previously, Peter Ceresole wrote:

Ivan wrote:

I should have explained that better. It doesn't wake automatically, only when I press a button.

Okay.

That does sound like the reed switch. A bit beastly to fix. If you still have warranty, get it fixed. If not, just sleep it by going Power-S, and wake it by tapping the space bar. That's what I do anyway with my TiBoko.

Thanks to everyone for the helpful suggestions.

I've plenty of warranty left on my book so I'll give apple a bell and get the reed switch sorted.

Thanks,
Ivan

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