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3905 Views 17 Replies Latest reply: Jan 11, 2009 10:57 AM by bruegge
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2008 9:40 AM (in response to scheckler21)I have had a problem with auto sleep, which stopped working under 10.5.2. The computer will manually sleep whenever I want it to, but it won't auto sleep at all.
I was expecting the 10.5.3 update to fix this (it is fairly evidently a problem affecting several users from the various forums which mention it), but it hasn't.
Can anyone help please?iMac 24" 2.8 GHz, 2GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse and Wired Aluminium Keyboard
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2008 11:16 PM (in response to Michael Kay)No auto-sleep here (other sleep methods working fine). 10.5.3 has been running on the MacBook (and the MacPro, also experiencing the no auto-sleep issue) since purchasing.
With both of my machines having the same problem, it's either some software I am running on both, or OS X itself. Find it hard to believe I bought two computers with hardware issues that are exactly the same on two different types of machines. Other than sleep issues, both seem to be working great.MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Currently Being ModeratedJun 12, 2008 11:29 PM (in response to George Coghill)Ditto here. No auto sleep.
I think my issue started when I switched from Apple wireless Mighty Mouse to a M$ bluetooth mouse.MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 8GB iPhone, 40GB Apple TV, 30GB iPod w/Video, 2GB iPod Nano
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2008 12:19 AM (in response to Dave Z)I'm all Apple here, wired mouse. And the MacBook shows the same issues with no peripherals attached.MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2008 1:11 AM (in response to scheckler21)It's both situations with my MBP. Sometimes goes in auto-sleep (set to 1.5h on Power) when I leave my desk for a long period. But last night, I started the "publish" new thingy of Delicious Library 2 and went to bed. On the morning, the MBP was still up.
I guess there are some applications that keep "on" some functions that make the auto-sleep feature believe the Mac requires to stay up and thus cancels auto-sleep. I don't know the specs for this part. Someone here can get you with additional details if required.
--> Anyways, to the attention of 'scheckler': Don't be afraid letting your Mac on all the time. It's a machine, not a hurdles runner.
A machine, like a hard-drive, is getting more wear by the warm-cool-warm cycles than staying up and warm all day long. The HD protects itself, by parking during long periods of inctivity.
Your Mac won't get super-hot during the night because nearly nothing happens besides the daily cron'ed jobs (launchd now).
I personally put my MBP to sleep only to carry it around. My other non-portable machines are up 24/7 (and on UPS).
ThierryMacBook Pro 15" 2.6GHz Merom 4Gb 250Gb, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 14h/day in front of a Mac, and still having a life
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2008 12:12 PM (in response to scheckler21)Has anyone had any issues with the sleep function when the power adapter is not plugged in? Since I upgraded to Leopard when ever my macbook is on battery power after about 30 min or at around 50-60% power the macbook abruptly shuts off as if it was a desktop having the power cable unplugged. Prior to leopard the macbook would just automatically put it's self to sleep at about 5% power.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2008 1:13 PM (in response to Chetpot)I had a similar issue with my original MacBook. Have you tried conditioning the battery? Not sure about exact steps, but I believe you let it run down on battery, then charge to full capacity and then some for a set amount of time.
I ended up getting a replacement battery from Apple under warranty though. Problem went away after that.MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2008 5:33 PM (in response to scheckler21)I have discovered that the outgoing network activity monitoring utility Little Snitch was the cause of my problems. Once I disabled it, the MacBook went to sleep normally under Energy Saver settings.
I dropped a line to the developer on this, but have yet to hear back.MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2008 1:44 PM (in response to George Coghill)After a LS uninstall, the insomnia problem came back: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1415495&messageID=7439702#7439 702MacPro Dual-Quad 2.8, MacBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Dual Monitors : Wacom Intuos3 Tablet
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2009 2:19 PM (in response to Michael Zischeck1)I just want to warm this thread up again.
During my iMac & Leopard career I randomly recognized various auto sleep problems.
With start of 2009 the problems begin to get bigger. The auto sleep mode only works very randomly now.
I already looked for disturbing processes, reinstalled the 10.5.6 Combo Update, checked the console messages. But still I have no real solution.
As many other users I am also able to start the sleep mode manulally but the auto sleep mode seems to be not very reproducable.iMac 24" (early 2007), MBP (early 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2009 7:31 AM (in response to bruegge)Solution: *Reinstall OSX on cleaned and initialized disk (or use another disk that is Vanilla install)* must be a clean Install.
Unhook all USB Firewire except for Keyboard Mouse.
Sleep should work fine. Start adding back your extras when you Loose sleep you have found the culprit. I stay Vanilla as much as possible . I found I could not install Office 2008 or I would loose sleep! YMMV.
But I have prefect auto- sleep after all that heartache. Best to you!2GhzG5, Logitec5.1, Bluetooth, 9800XT, iPod, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iSight, FW Drives, PowerMate