4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2013 6:11 PM by Boyd Porter
Boyd Porter Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

My MacMini has Mavericks.  Why do I have to put it to sleep manually (Apple-Sleep)?  I have it configured in Energy Saver Preferences to go to sleep after fifteen minutes.  Only the monitor goes to sleep.  The power light on the MacMini does not pulse unless I manually put it to sleep.


Have  a nice day.

MacBook Air (2011); MacMini (2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9), Apple TV 3 6.0.x; Two iPads 5.1.1
  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,570 points)

    Reset the SMC, as per > Resetting the System Management Controller


    1. Shut down the computer.

    2. Unplug the computer's power cord.

    3. Wait fifteen seconds.

    4. Attach the computer's power cord.

    5. Wait five seconds, then press the power button to turn on the computer.


    Then if that doesn't help, see > Why your Mac might not sleep or stay in sleep mode




    I always use Apple dropdown Sleep instead auto sleep and I too have noticed that my Mac Mini takes way longer to sleep than before Mavericks.


    When I checked my Console Log, I get the following messages:


    11/9/13 10:52:31.000 PM kernel[0]: AirPort_Brcm43xx::powerChange: System Sleep

    11/9/13 10:52:31.000 PM kernel[0]: AppleBCM5701Ethernet [en0]: Link down (womp disabled, proxy idle)
    11/10/13 7:12:37.000 AM kernel[0]: Wake reason: OHC2


    There were some 200 new changes in Mavericks and I haven't been able to put my finger on which one is delaying sleep for me. So far I've tried disabling all bonjour and location services, changing my network settings and nothing has helped.

  • Boyd Porter Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

    I didn't think about SMC or checking the logs. and thak you for pointing me to the support article.  I'm not going to spend a lot of time trouble shooting this as I can put the MacMini to sleep manually.


    Have a nice day.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (24,570 points)

    You are welcome!

  • Boyd Porter Level 3 Level 3 (580 points)

    den.thed, the SMC reset worked.  My MacMini now goes to sleep.  Thank you very much.


    Have a nice day.