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G5 shuts down when put in sleep mode

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Feb 15, 2013 11:20 AM

When I put my G5 to sleep it appears to be working fine as the screen goes black. When I attempt to awaken it, the computer restarts..... Any ideas what is going on or how to fix this problem?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Feb 15, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to Bill289)

    Hi Bill, how are you waking it exactly?


    What PCI cards, USB, or Firewire devices are connected?


    Have you done a PRAM reset, CMD+Option+p+r...



    In fact, do 3 in a row, takes a bit of time.


    How to reset the SMU/PMU on a Power Mac G5 (Late 2004) or Power Mac G5 (Late 2005) ...



    Earlier G3, G4, G5 models...


  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,805 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:17 PM (in response to Bill289)

    Open console in Applications>Utilities, check the system log for the date/time of the last problem  & the Startup right after that for clues.

    click on the top line we want, Shift plus click on the bottom line we want, CMD+c to copy, then paste the text in a reply with CMD+v

    A couple dozen lines should be about right, hundreds or thousands won't likely be readable.

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to Bill289)

    How do you "attempt to awaken it"?


    What are your System Preferences> Energy Saver> Options> Other Options set to?

    Is "Restart after power failure" selected?


    As for the logs, a few lines before the restart up to the last line like that I posted below:


    5/8/11 7:02:44 PM[155] (0x508780.Locum[3723]) Exited: Terminated

    5/8/11 7:02:52 PM[155] ([0x0-0x8008][167]) Stray process with PGID equal to this dead job: PID 952 PPID 1 DashboardClient

    5/8/11 7:02:53 PM [0x0-0x12012].com.hp.HPEventHandler[189] on write, error=-1

    5/8/11 7:02:53 PM loginwindow[55] DEAD_PROCESS: 0 console

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM shutdown[3726] reboot by Chris: 

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM shutdown[3726] SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1304848974 118190

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[55] Shutdown NOW!

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[55] System shutdown time has arrived  

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-176.3 (Jun 17 2009 18:57:52)[19] stopping

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[49] Stopping HP Trap Monitor

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM /usr/sbin/kdcmond[57] dnssd_clientstub read_all(3) failed 0/28 0 

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM[49] Stopping HP IO Monitor

    5/8/11 7:02:54 PM mds[54] (Error) Import: importer:0x2037200 Importer start failed for 89 (kr:268435459 (ipc/send) invalid destination port)

    5/8/11 7:03:59 PM kernel Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:57:01 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.15.4~1/RELEASE_PPC



    Above, you can see where an issue occurred, where I forced a restart, how the system handled the restart, followed by the actual restart which is the line "5/8/11 7:03:59 PM kernel Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0:".


    Just copy and pastet he lines into a reply in this discussion.

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to Bill289)

    Do you have automatic processes enabled, like some backup software?


    What is listed in Login Items in System Preferences/Users/Login Items?


    Alaso, when booted to a different account (creat one if necessary) does the machine sleep and wake normally?

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:51 AM (in response to Bill289)

    I had a second account previously set up so I logged into that account and put the computer to sleep. When I awakened it the same problem, it restarted and opened in the first user account. Didn't expect it to do that.

    Wow. Odd behavior indeed.

    Will think some more on this....

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:24 AM (in response to Bill289)

    Hey, I just realized that you are running a Mac Pro, not a G5.

    What OS are you using?

  • japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to Bill289)


    What model Mac Pro (from the Menu Bar> About This Mac> MoreInfo> System Report> Hardware Overview> Model Identifier)?


    Also, what graphics card is installed?

    External devices connected?


    You're not alone:


    Google Search related


    When did the issue start?

    After a specific update?

    Something changed?

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