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Once my iMac goes into sleep mode i can't get it to stay awake.

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It will wake up then the screen goes dark. I have to keep hitting the power button over and over until it finally decides to stay awake. Sometimes I have to reboot it. What is the problem!?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    This seems to be an issue that effects a few users (me included) and started at some point in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Seems to be connected with Bluetooth failing to wake from sleep properly. The only 'fix' I've found that is 100% reliable is: System Preferences>Energy Saver and set 'computer sleep' to 'never'.

    That's what I've been doing for the last 18 months or so, until the release of OS X 10.8.2. I've only had the problem a couple of times since then, so it looks like it's getting better but not fully fixed.

    In fact, I had the problem yesterday for the first time in ages - keyboard/mouse or trackpad wouldn't wake the Mac. As an experiment, I plugged my iPod touch into a USB port and the Mac woke immediately .


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