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Insomniac iBook?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/05/23 - Gavin Saxby

I installed the 10.4.1 patch on my G4 iBook this morning and after a reboot I noticed something rather odd. When closing the lid with the power adapter connected the machine goes to sleep, fades its LED up, then down and then the DVD drive makes the little whirry noise it makes when the machine is waking up. If I leave the machine it fades the LED up, then down and then the DVD drive makes a noise again and so on ad infinitum.

If I open the machine again after the DVD has makes the noise, the screen is on straight away, which is a little worrying.

It behaves normally if you close the lid when it's running off batteries. Has anyone else seen this since installing the update?

Cheers,

Gavin.

Message #2 - Posted 2005/05/24 - Mark Etherington

Gavin Saxby wrote:

I installed the 10.4.1 patch on my G4 iBook this morning and after a reboot I noticed something rather odd. When closing the lid with the power adapter connected the machine goes to sleep, fades its LED up, then down and then the DVD drive makes the little whirry noise it makes when the machine is waking up. If I leave the machine it fades the LED up, then down and then the DVD drive makes a noise again and so on ad infinitum.

If I open the machine again after the DVD has makes the noise, the screen is on straight away, which is a little worrying.

It behaves normally if you close the lid when it's running off batteries. Has anyone else seen this since installing the update?

Sleep issues have been noted on MacFixIt. You could try deleting these three files:

/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.AutoWake.plist

After deleting the .plist files, restart the machine.

HTH

Mark Etherington
marke@roxley.co.uk

Message #3 - Posted 2005/05/25 - Gavin Saxby

Sleep issues have been noted on MacFixIt. You could try deleting these three files:

/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.PowerManagement.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.AutoWake.plist

After deleting the .plist files, restart the machine.

Thanks for the suggestion, but sadly, it made no difference :( I'll just have to charge it up when it's on or off and not when it's asleep for the moment.

Cheers,

Gavin.

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