I have a 2.1Ghz iMac with 1.5gb RAM. After updating to 10.4.8, and after the proper time period, the screen will dim and the light on the front will remain solid and bright. The fan stays on. The machine will never actually go to full sleep on its own--ie. fan off, light pulsating. I can put the machine to sleep using the apple menu, but it will not sleep on it's own after the proper period without activity. I have tried resetting the SMU without any improvement. The only software that was added recently was Finale 2007. When Finale 2006 was left open, the computer never went to full sleep--just like when iPhoto is left open. I'm not sure if this is relevant. However, I can quit ALL programs, leave the machine for 30 minutes, and it will only dim the screen. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ralph
iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Solved by MGW on Nov 11, 2006 4:34 PM
Thanks for posting back with the solution, it will be helpful for the next person who has the same problem,Miriam
Reply by MGW on Oct 22, 2006 6:33 PM
You don't have to delete anything, just make sure all your peripherals except the keyboard and mouse are removed, repair permissions, download the update and install it, after you've restarted, repair permissions again and you should be fine.Let me know how it goes,MiriamP.S., if you'd like, go ahead and click the "Helpful" or "Solved" buttons on any of the posts / replies above if you feel they were helpful or adequately answered your question.
Open Dashboard, click on the cross in the lower left hand corner and then click on manage widgets. Uncheck the active ones, and then try to sleep, adding them back in one by one until you hit the one that prevents sleep (if, indeed, they are to blame).
OK, thanks. I disabled everything except world clock. It would not uncheck. I'll adjust my sleep setting to 15 minutes, quit all applications, and let the machine sit for 15 minutes. I'll report back soon.
Disabling the widgets had no effect on the sleep problem. New problem though. Now the three weather widgets all say Cupertino, even though I changed the city. They also do not show any temps--just blank.
Boy, great help I've been! You might have to restart to get the widgets to show the proper temps. As far as your sleeping is concerned, this Apple KB article sleep problems might give you some more clues.
Widget problem is solved. I was entering the city, state, and zip when only the zip code is necessary. After reading the article you sent, I'll try removing the external firewire drive. However, it never caused a problem with the earlier systems. Still looking for suggestions. Thanks, Ralph
You don't have to delete anything, just make sure all your peripherals except the keyboard and mouse are removed, repair permissions, download the update and install it, after you've restarted, repair permissions again and you should be fine. Let me know how it goes,
P.S., if you'd like, go ahead and click the "Helpful" or "Solved" buttons on any of the posts / replies above if you feel they were helpful or adequately answered your question.