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  • i. m. Level 1 (135 points)
    Try disconnecting all Usb devices...
    and perhaps a pram reset.

  • snowdrift42 Level 1 (10 points)
    Guys, please read the **ing thread before you post stuff!

    It's not helpful if you post things double and triple!

  • Douggo Level 4 (2,740 points)
    Even a tech might not be able to figure this one out. A clean install on a reformatted drive should take the software-side back to being pure as possible, so this kind of points to hardware. Re-reading the thread, I didn't see any mention of a PMU reset or resetting the Open Firmware - have you tried these?

  • snowdrift42 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hey thanks, I haven't tried PMU reset (I thought only laptops had these), or resetting open firmware. Although I would have thought an erase and install would take care of this.
    Do you have any links or can you tell me how to do this?

    Thanks a lot.

  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 (15,860 points)

    PMU reset.


  • BOTHand Level 1 (5 points)

    I have a quick question which is related to this thread. I was having a problem with my G4 sleeping, which I sort of solved. I have a new USB2 card in my box with an iPod mini dock plugged into it. When the iPod is physically in the dock (mounted or not), the box won't sleep properly and basically locks up. The problem goes away when the iPod isn't in the dock.

    So... Since it seems pretty clear that this is the problem, is there anything I can do to "fix" the situation so that my box will sleep with the iPod in it's dock?



    2x1GHz Mirror Drive Door G4   Mac OS X (10.4.4)  

    2x1GHz Mirror Drive Door G4   Mac OS X (10.4.4)  
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 (15,860 points)

    I don't have anything for that!

    I wish you luck!


  • Carl Jerris Level 5 (5,090 points)
    I have the same issue with ipod/usb not sleeping and have asked on other topics for input.

    As far as I know, it is a common problem/issue and not limited to our macs but like you, I would like to know for sure.
  • John Slaughter Level 1 (140 points)
    It's the same problem I have. When any device connected to the USB PCI card is drawing power (ie: charging iPod) the Mac tower can't properly go to sleep. I have to remove my iPod from the dock before initiating sleep or the tower hangs.

    The PCI card doesn't support sleep when it's giving out power to devices, it's a common problem I've seen.

    PowerBook G4 12"   Mac OS X (10.4.4)   1.5GHz, 768MB, 80GB
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