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1314 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2009 5:15 PM by tootallbru
Currently Being ModeratedAug 30, 2009 12:28 PM (in response to Richard-Putney)A small addition to this question: it also happens when I leave the machine for a bit, in other words not only when I deliberately get it to sleep but when it does so of its own accord.MacBook Pro, iMac G5, iPod video 160GB, 3G iPhone 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5), Also run horrible Windows XP using lovely Parallels
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2009 9:51 PM (in response to Richard-Putney)I have the same problem with SL. When I put it to sleep or when it automatically goes to sleep I get the spinning wheel and have to power down and restart,IMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2009 1:41 AM (in response to webber999)I've discovered that (so far, anyway) Sleep seems to work OK as long as I've closed my Firefox or Safari windows before putting it to sleepMacBook Pro, Intel-based-iMac, iPod video 160GB, 3G iPhone 8GB, Mac OS X (10.6), Also run horrible Windows XP using lovely Parallels
Currently Being ModeratedOct 6, 2009 5:15 PM (in response to Richard-Putney)Two calls to support and a visit to the Genius Bar couldn't solve this. Then I finally figured out what was going wrong.
For some reason the Snow Leopard install changed my screensaver settings to show/point to photos in iPhoto. Then when my system tried to go to screensaver mode the whole system was freezing up (black screen with spinning wheel) when it tried to access iPhoto's photos. My guess is that since iPhoto is such a memory hog and normally can take a while to load that something wacky was going on with the screensaver trying to access it.
The minute I changed my screensaver settings to something else other than iPhoto I stopped having the freezing problem.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)