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Mac starts up by itself at 1 am some nights... Can anyone help me stop this from happening based on reading my system log messages?

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Sep 16, 2013 6:34 PM

My Mac starts itself automatically around 1:00 am about ever other night. I don't want it to do that. I had a backup program installed once that was set to do the backup at that time, but I have long since uninstalled that program. Yet the computer still powers on automatically. I checked in the control panels and don't see it set to do that. I used the Console program to check my log, but I don't know how to read what it says. Here are the log messages from the last time the computer started itself automatically:

 

Sep 16 00:58:00 tio-E kernel[0]: System Sleep

Sep 16 00:58:00 tio-E kernel[0]: Enabling XMM register save/restore and SSE/SSE2 opcodes

Sep 16 00:58:00 tio-E kernel[0]: Started CPU 01

Sep 16 00:58:00 tio-E kernel[0]: IOBluetoothHCIController::restartShutdownWL this is a wake from sleep

Sep 16 00:58:00 tio-E kernel[0]: System Wake

Sep 16 00:58:09 tio-E lookupd[213]: lookupd (version 369.8) starting - Mon Sep 16 00:58:09 2013

Sep 16 00:58:09 tio-E configd[37]: rtmsg: error writing to routing socket

Sep 16 00:58:26 tio-E /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Could not find "CPL" on any channel (directed scan)

Sep 16 00:58:26 tio-E /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Could not find "CPL" on channel(s) 6

Sep 16 00:58:37 tio-E /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Could not find "default" on any channel (directed scan)

Sep 16 00:58:37 tio-E /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Resources/airport: Could not find "default" on channel(s) 6

Sep 16 00:58:40 tio-E kernel[0]: WLC_E_COUNTRY_CODE_CHANGED

Sep 16 00:58:40 tio-E kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'US'.

Sep 16 00:58:40 tio-E kernel[0]: en1: Supported channels 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 149 153 157 161 165 40 48 56 64 153 161 36 44 52 60 149 157

Sep 16 00:58:41 tio-E kernel[0]: MAC AUTH succeeded

Sep 16 00:58:45 tio-E configd[37]: posting notification com.apple.system.config.network_change

Sep 16 00:58:45 tio-E lookupd[218]: lookupd (version 369.8) starting - Mon Sep 16 00:58:45 2013

 

Can anyone help me get to the root of this problem?

iMac (24-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)

    Hi Edwardo,

     

    Perhaps there's remnants of that App you're not aware of... what was it?

     

    One way to test is to Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, Test for problem in Safe Mode...

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive

     

    Reboot, test again.

     

    If it only does it in Regular Boot, then it could be some hardware problem like Video card, (Quartz is turned off in Safe Mode), or Airport, or some USB or Firewire device, or 3rd party add-on, Check System Preferences>Accounts (Users & Groups in later OSX versions)>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed.

     

    Check the System Preferences>Other Row, for 3rd party Pref Panes.

     

    Also look in these if they exist, some are invisible...

     

    /private/var/run/StartupItems

     

    /Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/StartupItems

     

    /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

     

    /Library/LaunchDaemons

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