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iMac Starts Up Automatically at Midnight. Why?

15212 Views 69 Replies Latest reply: Jul 28, 2008 5:26 PM by Damozeljane RSS
  • Richard Parsons Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    May 9, 2008 11:32 AM (in response to The Heftster)
    There is a a workaround which proves to me that it's a bug.

    Set the wake time for when the machine will most likely be on anyway e.g. evening (or whatever suits best). It then won't wake at midnight GMT. Before I did this it woke at midnight like clockwork!
    24" Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Work IBM Laptop - Win XP Pro
  • swonn Calculating status...
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    May 13, 2008 5:08 AM (in response to dcrobinson)
    I've been having the same problem for some time now after I updated to Leopard.
    At first i thought I was crazy; my macbook was waking itself up some time around at midd night without the Energy Saver settings…

    OS 10.5.2
    No Tv software
    Haven't used time machine yet > Its inactive
    Energy Saver settings are unchecked
    All external peripherals besides power plug > disconnected

    The funny thing is that if I leave the laptop unpluged from power, it will not start up automatically at midd night, instead it will start up as soon as I plug back the power adaptor.

    I'll try to erase the "Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.AutoWake.plist"
    and then restart the PRAM.

    Then I'll report back the results.

    I've read the whole forum and I find it very helpful.
    thanx to you all

    Also think apple should fix this bug

    Alejo
    macbook pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • gdvglobal Calculating status...
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    May 16, 2008 12:41 AM (in response to StewR)
    For what it is worth, I've had a different but possibly related problem-- can't get medialink to start sharing due to a "port 1900" and "port 9386" error. Activity viewer shows eyeconnectwatchd is running. After much frustration, deleted eyeconnect files from library/startupitems. No more eyeconnectwatchhd. It is a shame that Elgato says the only thing one needs to do to "uninstall" eyeconnect is to delete the preference pane. That didn't do the trick alone. Had to delete the eyeconnect files from startupitems to end this madness!
    mac mini intel, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • jacobwar Calculating status...
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    May 26, 2008 7:01 AM (in response to Sean mcmlxxv)
    Hello everyone, new to Mac and my Mac also started up on its own this am. here is the system log.
    Any help would be appreciated. My energy settings are not set to wake automatically.
    Can any one explain the italicized items? What is "cpe-70-115-201-227"?

    +__May 26 07:31:58 jacobs-imac com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.newsyslog): Throttling respawn: Will start in 9 seconds__+
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: System Wake
    _+May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac ntpd[14]: sendto(17.151.16.21) (fd=26): Can't assign requested address+_
    +_May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: USB caused wake event (EHCI)_+
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: E:[AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController][StartInterruptPipeRead] ClearPipeStall failed with error 0xe00002ed.
    +_May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: E:[AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController]WARNING !!!! [DeviceRequestCompleteHandler] error e00002ed+_
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac configd[33]: setting hostname to "jacob-guerras-imac.local"
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: [InterruptReadHandler] Received kIODeviceNotResponding error - retrying: 1.
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: IOBluetoothHCIController::terminateWL .. done
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: WLCE_COUNTRY_CODECHANGED
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: en1: 802.11d country code set to 'US'.
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac 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
    May 26 07:32:06 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: AppleYukon2 - en0 link active, 100-Mbit, full duplex, flow control disabled port 0
    May 26 07:32:07 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::start []
    May 26 07:32:07 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::switchToHCIMode legacy
    May 26 07:32:07 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: USBF: 1958.901 CSRHIDTransitionDriver[0x4432800](IOUSBCompositeDevice) GetFullConfigDescriptor(0) returned NULL
    May 26 07:32:07 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver... done
    _+May 26 07:32:08 cpe-70-115-201-227 configd[33]: setting hostname to "cpe-70-115-201-227.satx.res.rr.com"+_
    _+May 26 07:37:53 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.launchd[61] (0x108e80.Locum[289]): Exited: Terminated+_
    _+May 26 07:38:42 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.launchd[61] (0x108ea0.Locum[293]): Exited: Terminated+_
    _+May 26 07:40:33 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:33 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:37 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:37 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: invalid #-escape sequence.+_
    _+May 26 07:40:40 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[297]: encountered unexpected object type: 7.+_
    _+May 26 07:42:00 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (307): corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:42:00 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (307): Corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:42:01 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (360): corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:42:01 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (360): Corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:42:01 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (242): corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:42:01 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[300]: Error (242): Corrupt JBIG2 stream+_
    _+May 26 07:45:21 cpe-70-115-201-227 [0x0-0x6006].com.apple.dock[82]: CPSPostEventRecordTo failed -600 /Library/Widgets/iCal.wdgt/+_
    _+May 26 07:46:32 cpe-70-115-201-227 loginwindow[22]: DEAD_PROCESS: 0 console+_
    _+May 26 07:46:32 cpe-70-115-201-227 shutdown[318]: reboot by jacobguerra:+_
    _+May 26 07:46:32 cpe-70-115-201-227 shutdown[318]: SHUTDOWN_TIME: 1211805992 826830+_
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: npvhash=4095
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost com.apple.launchctl.System[2]: launchctl: Please convert the following to launchd: /etc/mach_init.d/dashboardadvisoryd.plist
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.cups.cupsd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (org.ntp.ntpd): Unknown key: SHAuthorizationRight
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kextd[10]: 405 cached, 0 uncached personalities to catalog
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: hi mem tramps at 0xffe00000
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: PAE enabled
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: 64 bit mode enabled
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: standard timeslicing quantum is 10000 us
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: vmpagebootstrap: 253668 free pages and 8476 wired pages
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: migtable_maxdispl = 79
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: 93 prelinked modules
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=0 LocalApicId=0 Enabled
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: AppleACPICPU: ProcessorApicId=1 LocalApicId=1 Enabled
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpopolicyinit for TMSafetyNet
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Safety net for Time Machine (TMSafetyNet)
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Loading security extension com.apple.security.seatbelt
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: calling mpopolicyinit for mb
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Seatbelt MACF policy initialized
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security policy loaded: Seatbelt Policy (mb)
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: MAC Framework successfully initialized
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: using 5242 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: devfsmakenode: not ready for devices!
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: IOAPIC: Version 0x20 Vectors 64:87
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: mbinit: done
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Security auditing service present
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: BSM auditing present
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: rooting via boot-uuid from /chosen: 4B899275-1F97-3E62-9920-A615DC30AD35
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourceMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: wl0: Broadcom BCM4328 802.11 Wireless Controller
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: 4.170.46.5Got boot device = IOService:/AppleACPIPlatformExpert/PCI0/AppleACPIPCI/SATA@1F,2/AppleAHCI/PRT0@0 /IOAHCIDevice@0/AppleAHCIDiskDriver/IOAHCIBlockStorageDevice/IOBlockStorageDrive r/Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 Media/IOGUIDPartitionScheme/Customer@2
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: FireWire (OHCI) Lucent ID 5901 built-in now active, GUID 001e52fffe6959b6; max speed s800.
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::start []
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver::switchToHCIMode legacy
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: USBF: 2.117 CSRHIDTransitionDriver[0x2fcc180](IOUSBCompositeDevice) GetFullConfigDescriptor(0) returned NULL
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: CSRHIDTransitionDriver... done
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Jettisoning kernel linker.
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Resetting IOCatalogue.
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Matching service count = 0
    May 26 07:46:48: --- last message repeated 5 times ---
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 0
    May 26 07:46:48 localhost kernel[0]: ** Device in slot: SLOT--1 **
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost bootlog[35]: BOOT_TIME: 1211806005 0
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost rpc.statd[17]: statd.notify - no notifications needed
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost fseventsd[26]: bumping event counter to: 0x184eaa (current 0x0) from log file '0000000000181665'
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost DirectoryService[31]: Launched version 5.2 (v514.4)
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost kernel[0]: yukon: Ethernet address 00:1e:c2:0c:aa:ec
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/MacOS/loginwindow[22]: Login Window Application Started
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx: Ethernet address 00:1e:c2:aa:d1:e0
    May 26 07:46:53 localhost blued[43]: Apple Bluetooth daemon started.
    May 26 07:46:54 localhost kernel[0]: E:[AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController][StartInterruptPipeRead] there is alredy a pending read, skipping.
    May 26 07:46:54 localhost kernel[0]: [InterruptReadHandler] Received kIODeviceNotResponding error - retrying: 1.
    May 26 07:46:55 localhost mDNSResponder mDNSResponder-170 (Jan 4 2008 18:04:07)[21]: starting
    May 26 07:46:55 localhost /usr/sbin/ocspd[57]: starting
    May 26 07:46:58 jacobs-imac configd[33]: setting hostname to "jacob-guerras-imac.local"
    May 26 07:46:58 jacobs-imac kernel[0]: AppleYukon2 - en0 link active, 100-Mbit, full duplex, flow control disabled port 0
    May 26 07:47:01 cpe-70-115-201-227 configd[33]: setting hostname to "cpe-70-115-201-227.satx.res.rr.com"
    May 26 07:47:04 cpe-70-115-201-227 kextd[10]: writing kernel link data to /var/run/mach.sym
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 loginwindow[22]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 authorizationhost[75]: MechanismInvoke 0x125230 retainCount 2
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 SecurityAgent[76]: MechanismInvoke 0x101600 retainCount 1
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 loginwindow[22]: Login Window - Returned from Security Agent
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 SecurityAgent[76]: MechanismDestroy 0x101600 retainCount 1
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 authorizationhost[75]: MechanismDestroy 0x125230 retainCount 2
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 loginwindow[22]: USER_PROCESS: 22 console
    May 26 07:47:06 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow[69]): Exited: Terminated
    May 26 07:47:07 cpe-70-115-201-227 /System/Library/CoreServices/coreservicesd[42]: SFLSharePointsEntry::CreateDSRecord: dsCreateRecordAndOpen(Jacob Guerra's Public Folder) returned -14135
    May 26 07:47:08 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[90]: Error (360): corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:47:08 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[90]: Error (360): Corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:47:08 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[90]: Error (242): corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:47:08 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[90]: Error (242): Corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:13 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (307): corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:13 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (307): Corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:14 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (360): corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:14 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (360): Corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:14 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (242): corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:52:14 cpe-70-115-201-227 com.apple.quicklook[109]: Error (242): Corrupt JBIG2 stream
    May 26 07:53:41 cpe-70-115-201-227 /usr/sbin/ocspd[112]: starting
    May 26 07:59:37 cpe-70-115-201-227 [0x0-0x7007].com.apple.dock[84]: CPSPostEventRecordTo failed -600 /Library/Widgets/iCal.wdgt/
    May 26 08:05:43 cpe-70-115-201-227 helpdatad[126]: port 'com.apple.helpdata' created

    Thanks,
    Jacob
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • brainfog Calculating status...
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    Jun 2, 2008 8:04 PM (in response to jacobwar)
    I am in Australia and my new iMac 24" 2.8ghz starts up at 10am every day, I guess I am luckier than those of you whose computer starts at midnight or 1am.

    This problem is doing my head in. I have been troubleshooting this for the past week or so and yesterday was my most successful day when to my surprise it didn't start at 10am. Half an hour before 10am I had unplugged all cables except the power cable, repaired disk permissions, and turned of my wireless keyboard and mouse.

    So this morning before 10am I plugged back in my adsl modem and my eyeTV tuner and left my wireless keyboard and modem on and hey presto the darn thing started up again. So tomorrow I shall try turning off my mouse and keyboard again and leave eyetv and my modem connected and see what happens.

    I am pretty sure its not an eyeTV problem because a few days ago I unplugged the eyetv tuner and uninstalled the eyeTV software and its associated files and it still started up by itself.

    Anyway the saga continues. I am however glad that I am not the only one with the problem.
    imac 24" 2.8ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • brainfog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2008 5:44 PM (in response to brainfog)
    I have had enough of this. I have now tried everything to solve this problem, unplugging cables, uninstalling software, turning off automatic update settings in software, turning off automatic startup in energy saving preferences, resetting PRAM, even reinstalling system software. Nothing has worked, I also sent an email to apple to let them know, but i would like to think they are already aware of it.

    Has anyone else got any ideas, or perhaps you have had success in solving this problem.
    imac 24" 2.8ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • brainfog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 11, 2008 7:37 PM (in response to brainfog)
    finally I am having a bit of success. It seems that the "energy saver" setting in system preferences is the culprit.

    Up till now I have had the "start up or wake" setting set to off because I have no use for it. And I figured while it is off it can't cause any problems.

    So the last few days I have been leaving it on and have set it to start up on Saturday's at 9am, and low and behold it is no longer starting at 10am every day.

    The interesting thing is that as soon as I turn off the "start up or wake" setting which i did this morning, and then quit out of preferences, and then go back to preferences and open it up again it has reset itself to "everyday" and the time to "12am" instead of "Saturdays" at "9am".

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or not, but it sure doesn't seem normal to me. I would have thought that if you turn something off it won't cause any hassles.

    It still hasn't really solved the problem, but at least it now only starts itself once a week on a Saturday instead of every day (or at least I hope so).
    imac 24" 2.8ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Sebastian Siedentopf Calculating status...
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    Jun 13, 2008 11:15 PM (in response to Sean mcmlxxv)
    10.5.3 came, still no fix. Is someone aware of a radar entry about this?

    Related to this: is there a way to enforce the pre-10.5 behaviour and let the system go back to sleep when no password is entered after a wake?
  • Sebastian Siedentopf Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    10.5.4: no fix.
  • Damozeljane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2008 5:26 PM (in response to brainfog)
    I agree with Brainfog. I think it has to do with the automatic start up feature - it's malfunctioning. Even when you don't have the automatic start up selected, it's automatically starting up anyway! I have a feeling anyone who once used the automatic start up feature, but doesn't now, is having this problem.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
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