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My powerbook wont stay asleep...help
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cbrfanatic
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Sep 8, 2006, 05:54 PM
 
I did a search and couldnt find the answer to my question. I have my last rev 15" al powerbook pluged into the ac, and hooked into my external monitor. Im using a bluetooth keyboard and mouse as well. It also has the new battery fully calibrated from apples recall, i don know if all this matters but i figured id post the variables. When i tell it to go to sleep it does, the light comes on, but 2-3 seconds later, it wakes itself up! I cant figure out why it is doing this. So i unhooked it from my external monitor, unplugged the ac so it was just on battery, and turned off the keyboard and mouse so it is on its own. I close the lid to put it to sleep, and it does the same thing, light comes on, but then it wakes itself back up, even with the lid closed! what is going on here?
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Sep 8, 2006, 06:44 PM
 
Try turning the bluetooth off on the PB.
     
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Sep 8, 2006, 06:59 PM
 
i did
     
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Sep 8, 2006, 06:59 PM
 
Yes, and if that works you can probably go into the BT prefs and turn off "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake up this computer."
     
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Sep 8, 2006, 09:12 PM
 
that setting is not on.
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 01:51 AM
 
anything else? I did all those things but it keeps doing it.
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 11:42 AM
 
Unless a key is stuck or something I can't think what the problem could be.
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 11:49 AM
 
some things:

check the energy saver settings in sys prefs.
(ie turn off wake for admin access, etc)

check activity monitor, see what else is on (utilities folder).

turn off itunes.

turn off the airport (or whatever you're online with).

check the console! (utilities folder).

try deleting the systemprefs preference file.
"At first, there was Nothing. Then Nothing inverted itself and became Something.
And that is what you all are: inverted Nothings...with potential" (Sun Ra)
     
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Sep 9, 2006, 08:36 PM
 
i have wake for admin and everything else off in energy saver settings...

the only thing that is on is my browser(since i am writing this now), pmtool under root and lookupd also under root

itunes is off

i dont know what i should be looking for in console...

i tried it with airport off and it still woke up...
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 04:21 AM
 
update;

ive gotten to stay alseep now if i close the lid, but not if i leave it open...
what could it possible be?
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 10:54 AM
 
hard to tell from here.
just seems like a process is trying to run...

try google.com/mac "powerbook wakes from sleep"
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Sep 10, 2006, 11:04 AM
 
You can try making a new user and seeing if it will sleep when using that. I would think that would rule out a lot of the software-based explanations for this.
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 06:35 PM
 
ok, ill do that in a minute and post back the results. ive also found out something rather weird. if i have it plugged into the ac adapter, it wont stay asleep either, when closed. But if it is just running on battery then it does....and the sad thing is that my warranty just ended in august....
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 06:40 PM
 
i just tried that, i logged out of mine and logged into the new one, same thing, stays asleep with it closed without the ac adapter. but with the lid open it does not. this is driving me crazy.
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 06:41 PM
 
Sounds like a plugged in peripheral is keeping it awake and/or it's trying to do clamshell mode or something

Edit: oooh 1,000 posts.
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 06:45 PM
 
Ok, you have NOTHING plugged into the PB, it stays asleep closed on battery but not AC? It doesn't stay asleep open on battery or AC? Tried a PRAM and PMU reset?
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 07:21 PM
 
i have nothing plugged into the pb, it stays asleep only on battery with the lid closed. if the lidis open, or if it is plugged into the ac adapter then i wont. Also, if it is closed and just on the battery so it stays asleep, if i plug in the ac adapter it wakes up the pc.
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 07:31 PM
 
Do you have Temperature Monitor on? Sometimes it will keep a Mac from sleeping.
     
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iStat pro?
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 08:24 PM
 
That may be it also. Try turning it off and see what happens.
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 08:35 PM
 
samething....im seriously going crazy, lol
     
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Sep 10, 2006, 08:39 PM
 
Now that nothing seems to help, I would say take it in to Apple if it is under warranty... even if it isn't maybe they can at least tell you what is wrong.
     
   
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