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Putting a device into a low-power mode where only RAM is powered to conserve power at the expense of time to resume operation

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External HDD Unmounted After Sleep

I have the new iMac 21,5" and a Samsung G3 Station 1,5TB external HDD. When I plug my HDD, connecting to energy and via USB, no problems, Mac OS recognizes it and I can use it normally. The problem ...
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Scrambled screen when going out of sleep

With my 2011 MBP, when connected to my external screen I always encounter an issue when waking up from sleep mode, if the lid was closed (and only if lid is closed from what my tests show). To ...
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Optical USB Microsoft mouse stops responding after computer wakes up

I am using Lion, and the usb optical mouse works fine until the computer sleeps. Then when it wakes up, the mouse no longer tracks. The buttons still work, right clicking brings up a context menu, but ...
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Can an AppleTV wake a Snow Leopard Mac for playing back iTunes content?

Is it possible to have an Apple TV wake a WiFi connected iMac running Snow Leopard for playback of iTunes content? I vaguely remember a new revision of the AirPort routers supporting this through ...
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Macbook Aluminum wakes up - Lion Updated

I have recently updated my macbook with Lion. Now it keeps on waking up in my bag for some unknown reason. Here is what i get in the console. An Unknown USB Device (Port 4 of Hub at 0x4000000), may ...
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Lion - Macbook randomly wakes up from sleep when lid is closed

I have aluminium macbook (not pro). I have recently updated to Lion. So far so good - had some minor issues with printer, sshfs, mac fuse. Managed to resolve almost all of them. There is one issue ...
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MacBook Air takes an eternity to come out of sleep

For the past few years I've been using a 2008 aluminum MacBook. The day the new airs came out I decided to switch so I purchased one to replace my well used MB. Lion has had its bugs, most of which ...
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How do I find out what application is trying to wake my MBP?

my mac book pro is refusing to stay asleep. I noticed it will wake up roughly every thirty minutes and display the screensaver password screen and even when the lid is closed I will be able to hear it ...
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Force macbook to sleep when lid closed and external monitor connected in Lion

I know you have heard this before, but is there any app/hack that makes the computer behave like Snow Leopard when closing the lid? I don't want to hear about this being a duplicate question, as I ...
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Applications stop responding when waking up from sleep

Lately when I walk away from the computer and it goes into sleep mode, I come back and try to us the computer, all the applications are stuck "not responding". I can use the computer and browse ...
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Swiping trackpad no longer wakes Macbook Pro from sleep in OS X Lion

Since upgrading my Late 2010 MacBook Pro to OS X Lion, I noticed that swiping my finger across the trackpad no longer wakes it from sleep mode. Clicking the trackpad or pressing a key on the keyboard ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro take so long to go to sleep?

Until recently, when I pressed Option-Cmd-Eject, my MacBook Pro used to go to sleep almost immediately (e.g. within three or four seconds). It's a MBP 8,2 with an SSD and 8GB RAM. Since a week or so, ...
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Does Lion allow locking screen on computer sleep and screen saver but not display sleep?

In Leopard, you can configure it so that a password is required when waking the system from computer sleep (i.e. close the lid) or returning from the screen saver, but not display sleep. This allowed ...
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How can I get OS X to challenge me for password after sleep?

I'm running version 10.6.8. Where do I go to enable password challenge after sleep?
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Why won't closing the lid sleep my MacBook Pro with external monitor attached after upgrading to Lion?

Up until yesterday (with Snow Leopard), closing the lid would cause my MacBook to sleep whether or not the external monitor was connected. Since upgrading to Lion last night, closing the lid when the ...
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Is it safe to unplug a drive while MacBook is asleep? (i.e., does sleep unmount drives?)

Is it safe to unplug a drive while MacBook is asleep? (i.e., does sleep unmount drives?) I think probably not, at least if a file operation was running when you put the computer to sleep, I guess it ...
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What is the position of HD Heads during a spin down?

So I'm debating between powering down and sleep mode when toting my macbook around in my backpack. Apple says the HD 'spins down' when in sleep, which obviously means is not spinning. But are the ...
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What is the correct way to prevent MacBook Pro (mid-2010) from sleeping on lid close?

I have MacBook Pro 13" mid-2010 (MacBookPro7,1), and sometimes I need it to work with the lid closed (long compilations, etc. while I'm on the go). I have tried InsomniaX, but it has no effect. I ...
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Mac OS asking for password too early/often

I have a 2008 aluminum Macbook running Snow Leopard, and I have set it to ask for my account's password after 4 hours inactivity. However, it sometimes asks for it much earlier, after just a few ...
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Triggering an alarm on MBP while the lid is closed

I would like to use an alarm clock application on my MacBook Pro. The thing is, that I need to close the lid on the MBP while sleeping. Now I know this is a common issue, but after moderate amount of ...
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RAM Disk gets unmounted when coming out of sleep

I have a script set up to create a RAM Disk at login. But I have now noticed that the RAM Disk (And sometimes other networked disks) get unmounted when I put the laptop to sleep and wake it up again. ...
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Does it make sense to Quit apps before Sleep?

Will quitting (Cmd+Q) large apps before closing the MacBook lid make getting up and running again faster? I have the impression that my MacBook needs more time to recover from sleep if I have large, ...
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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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MacBook Pro randomly restarting

I'm new to daily Mac use, but I think I have my settings correct. My laptop is kept plugged in at work - never runs on battery. In my Energy Saver system prefs, I have Computer Sleep and Display Sleep ...
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Why is my Macbook Pro 2011 video garbled after sleep?

Occasionally when I open my new (April 2011) Macbook Pro I'm greeted by an unusable system with a garbled display. Most often I have to force a reboot (hold down power button for 10+ seconds), but ...
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Is it ok to set the MacBook Pro to never sleep when plugged in?

I'm having some issues with my remote desktop software and the Wake-on-LAN feature. On that note, is it ok to set the MacBook Pro (17" 2009 unibody) to never sleep when plugged in? Am I somehow ...
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MBP Mid 2009 thinks the lid is closed permanently

As the title suggests I have a mid 2009 MBP that has started behaving as if the lid is permanently closed. It started happening while the machine was on with the AC plugged in, it was in use and ...
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Prevent a Mac from waking up from keyboard or mouse?

I put my PowerMac at work to sleep so that I can use Wake-on-LAN to do remote work on it. However the office cleaner often touches the keyboard or the mouse button unintentionally. So the question is: ...
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Should my iMac hibernate automatically

I've got a 2009 iMac (Intel Core 2 Duo) and I've noticed that the disks never sleep. I ran a power monitor and the iMac is using a third of our electricity every day! I've checked via pmset that ...
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iphone sleeps in recovery mode

i am trying to restore 4.3.1 custom firmware made by sn0wbrzee with expert mode. at the last moment of restore itunes shows 1015 error. so i try to reboot, but iphone not rebooted. at last I ...
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mouse move wakes up sleeping mac.. how to prevent?

When the cleaning man has been by my desk then my computer wakes up from sleep. How can I make it insensitive to mouse movements?
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New MacBook Pro won't wake from sleep without restart

My girlfriend's new MacBook Pro will sometimes seem not to wake up from sleep. No amount of spacebar hits, enters, clicks, etc. seem to awake the computer. She's resorted to hard restarting the ...
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Applescript (or other Quicksilver accessible thing) for hibernating a snow leopard mac?

Anyone have a quick way, accessible from Quicksilver, to force your mac to hibernate?
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What processes run while my Mac is asleep?

What processes, if any, run while my computer is put to sleep (not hibernation mode)? For example, if there's an application which prints a line every second to a file, will it print lines while the ...
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iPhone 3GS never goes into standby

I have noticed a problem with my iPhone 3GS recently. It never goes into standby mode unless I turn on flight mode. When I have phone mode on it will keep on running something in the background. I ...
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Why are there two different sleep states on a MacBook?

It seems that there are two different sleep states on my MacBook: Sleep State 1: Invoked by: closing the lid or by the sleep timer. Awaken by: touching the trackpad, clicking the trackpad, pressing ...
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For least power usage, should I turn off or put my Mac to sleep?

If I'm not going to be using my Mac for a while, am I better off shutting it down completely or just putting it to sleep? Obviously it uses more power to "sleep" than to be off completely, but it ...
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Will I damage my HDD if I transport my MacBook in sleep mode?

Is it safe to carry MacBook with HDD in a bag while it has been put sleep? I.e. I know there are some risks of hard disk drive damage if one tries to shake them or rotate them while they're working. ...
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Why won't my MacBook Pro automatically sleep?

I have my MacBook set to go to sleep after 2 minutes while on battery (via the Energy Saver preference pane.) However, when I leave it idle, it only turns off the screen—it does not actually sleep. ...
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How to store sleepimage on secondary HDD on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MBP 2010 with Snow Leopard on it. I put an SSD in the place of DVD Drive and am using an awesome SSD(80GB)+HDD(500GB) combo for speed and efficiency for the right price. All I want to do is ...
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How is it possible that my Macbook Pro with a failed logic board works just fine?

Some weeks ago, I went to a client's site to install a new router (Macs rock for IT work!) and when I opened my MacBook Pro (5,1) it didn't return from sleep; the screen stayed black and the indicator ...
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Sleeping screen (Cinema Display) keeps waking up. How can I make it sleep until mouse is moved?

I have my Mac Pro (Cyrus) configured not to fall asleep completely but to let the screen sleep when not used for half an hour. I also use the keyboard shortcut for forcing the display to sleep. ...
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Why does battery die during sleep mode?

I'm running MacOSX 10.5.8 on a MacBook Pro. I was working on my computer last night. I finished work, closed the lid and expected the computer to go to sleep. I assume this is the Apple Safe Sleep ...
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Can I schedule startup and shutdown with different settings for weekdays and weekends?

Everyday, I usually start my Mac Mini at 16:00 and shutdown it at 2:00 using the Energy Saver schedule settings. I would like to be able to set a different behavior on the Weekends starting Mac Mini ...
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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How do I change Mac OS X's sleep behavior with respect to USB plugging/unplugging?

If a USB device is plugged or unplugged, my MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep. Can this behavior be changed somehow? That is to say, I do not want my Mac to wake up when a USB device is unplugged.
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iPhone sometimes goes to sleep running Pandora, sometimes doesn't

I use my iPhone4 to listen to Pandora radio at work. I have it plugged in to a standard charge/sync cable, and a headphone jack to my speakers. Sometimes the screen stays on indefinitely, showing me ...
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Can I change the action that occurs when I close my laptop's lid?

Is there any way to change what happens when I close the lid of my laptop? Do macs have the option of hibernating vs. sleeping like PC's do? If so, which of these is the default behavior when I ...
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Is there a way to make my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to hibernate at all? I know if the battery dies when it's sleeping it hibernates, but is there a way to go directly to hibernate with a keyboard shortcut?
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How can I get Snow Leopard to properly reconnect to my Windows network drives after it goes to sleep?

My mac goes to sleep. It wakes up. The volumes mounted to a Windows server in my house all work. I can see pictures and listen to music. Until I can't. After two or three sleep/wake cycles, I can't ...