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Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2010 10:30 PM (in response to dosers)I have exactly the same problem with my 2009MP. I've tried everything I can do. I'm down to just the keyboard and mouse, so I does not seem to be USB related. Hopefully someone can help us both.2009 Mac Pro 2.93 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2010 10:34 PM (in response to abugbitme)Intersting; I half-though I was along out there with this issue
Again, it's odd in that the console log has no indiciation what is causing the lack of sleep - and again, I have no problem with sleep (and staying and awaking the MP) as long as I put it to sleep manually.
I would think if something continues polling, the manual sleep wouldn't work either (or stay asleep) - so this is an odd one....
My keyboard and mouse are both Apple (BT Magic Mouse and Alu Keyboard)...
DanMac Pro Nehalem 8 core 2.93, 16GB, GTX 285, MacBook Pro 2.8, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2010 10:53 PM (in response to dosers)Dan,
You might want to try repairing the hard disk permissions, from what I have read it works for some folks. I tried it with no luck.2009 Mac Pro 2.93 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2010 11:22 PM (in response to abugbitme)Thanks - yeah, same here; repaired permissions (and even checked disk), all fine, no change in auto-sleep behavior though....Mac Pro Nehalem 8 core 2.93, 16GB, GTX 285, MacBook Pro 2.8, 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2010 12:21 AM (in response to dosers)I found a work around in another thread. I did a quick test (1 minute) and it worked. *DragonOne PleaseSleep* is little app that does the job. Not a perfect solution, but it will save some electrical costs! BTW, after starting PleaseSleep, it runs in the menu bar. You will need to set it to launch at startup in it's preferences settings.
Message was edited by: abugbitme2009 Mac Pro 2.93 Quad-Core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to abugbitme)Exactly the same problems as those described above: forced sleep works (by using the power button or closing the lid) but automatic sleep doesn't (using 'Energy Saving' preferences).
Tried every single piece of advice here and on other posts: reset PRAM/ SMC, verified disc, repaired permissions, deleted the power saving preference files, cleared caches & history, restarted in every conceivable mode... The only things that worked were safe boot and creating a new user account which means it must be a software issue.
Disabled/ removed/ paused/ reinstalled every piece of software I could but to no avail. The most frustrating thing? Having to wait for 5 mins every time I tried something to check whether the damned thing was going to go to sleep.
In the end, and in desperation, I took the advice of Dino X and downloaded PleaseSleep. Success! A genius piece of software. It forces sleep when the Energy Saver preferences cut in but, even if I don't set exceptions, it won't force sleep if there's a DVD playing (for example).
Only had the Mac for a few months and I'll never go back to that other, unmentionable operating system; the Mac's just too good but I'm vexed that I'm having to use third party software to get it to work as it should (and was) - feels like a bit of a Win*s solution to me.MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.8Ghz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb 7200rpm HDD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to iPod 60Gb Black)OK, ignore some of my previous email. After writing I searched a little further. I opened up the console and it turns out that when I uninstalled the software for my Vodafone 3G dongle a few weeks ago it left traces (despite using CleanApp).
Every 10 seconds it was checking for access and thus stopping the 'Book from sleeping. As I couldn't find the exact file responsible I deleted almost everything with a Vodafone reference and it worked. Not quite sure which file is responsible (and can't be bothered to hunt further) but it's still searching at boot but no longer continuing to search.
Sleep works again and no need for 3rd party software. Cool.MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.8Ghz, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb 7200rpm HDD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2010 6:37 PM (in response to iPod 60Gb Black)I have the same problem and I was unable to resolve the issue,so I took the computer to the apple sore for repair.It seems to be a os software issue.The
tech's are working on the problem and I will let you know what they do to fix it.Mac Pro 4.1 Early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 20, 2010 9:24 AM (in response to dosers)I bought one of these 2 months ago and in that time I have had:
1. Faulty Graphics Card
2. The well documented humming PSU noise
3. The Bluetooth issues...and
4. The failure to auto sleep
Perhaps Steve Jobs should change his catch-phrase to "It Just Doesn't Work".
For the money, these machines are cr@p quality...I've had a MBP for 12 months with no trouble but this machine is a very bad Apple experience
PaulMac Pro 8-core 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2010 9:38 AM (in response to dosers)Has anyone given thought about their network settings, depending on how its set up it has been known to prevent sleep, for example in MobileMe preferences panel, if Back to My Mac is turned on my computer will not sleep, other possibilities such as file sharing, screen sharing etc... might prevent your system from sleeping.MacPro4,1 Quad 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 20" Cinema Display, iSight
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2010 4:46 PM (in response to Michael Hoover)Goto
Delete/move to trashcan
Set new sleep settings and wait for sleep mod to activate.
It worked for me.Mac Pro 4.1 Early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2010 6:36 PM (in response to aaafox)Please disregard my last post this fix did not work after reboot.Mac Pro 4.1 Early 2009, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2010 6:49 PM (in response to iPod 60Gb Black)Manual sleep works perfectly. Auto-sleep, not at all. I don't know what the heck is up because I can't find anything in the console logs. I also just recently did a fresh install of the 10.6 and only did the Apple updates, yet it still won't auto-sleep. So I'm guessing it's an OS issue of some sort.MacBook Pro 2.4/4GB RAM/256MB 8600GT, Mac OS X (10.6.4), July 2007 Model
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2010 4:41 AM (in response to dosers)I find some (some, not all) webpages prevent auto-sleep, if they're open when auto-sleep is attempted.
In particular: BBC News, eBay...
Closing just those tabs in Firefox allows auto-sleep for me.MacPro + MXO - and a MacMini and iPod Touch for fun stuff!, Mac OS X (10.6.4)