I installed an application called Air Parrot that uses air play with an Apple tv to mirror or extend the desktop. I noticed that after I installed it, I am no longer able to wake my Mac from sleep. I have to do a hard reset every time. I have also noticed the activity light on the front stays bright and does not dim like it should in sleep mode. I've reset the PRAM and done an EFI Firmware update to no avail.

I have uninstalled the application and ran CC cleaner as well as CleanMyMac. I suspect this app because it is listed in an error log that generates every time I restart my Mac.

Any help would be very appreciated.

  • 1
    Can you please edit your post to include the error from the error log?
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 15:06
  • @CajunLuke I actually just resolved this issue. I re-installed the app and it appears this was a problem with the version I was running. They released an update earlier this morning and my mac is waking from sleep now. Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 17:16
  • 1
    You should add that as an answer and accept it. Please add the version number that broke it and/or the version number that fixed it as well, if they're handy.
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 17:30
  • @cajunluke I'm new to stack exchange and am unable to answer my own question for at least eight hours. I will update as soon as I have access. For now, I can say the issue was with version 1.1.2 of Air Parrot. An update to 1.1.3 resolves the problem. Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 17:38
  • 1
    Thanks; I always forget about some of the delays. It's helpful to future users if there's a good, accepted answer to the problem just in case they have the same issue.
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 18:07

1 Answer 1


I have the same problem, and I'm in the process of updating my Air Parrot to 1.1.3 (the newest version), which I think will help.

  • It worked! The update to Air Parrot to 1.1.3 fixed the sleep problem. Meanwhile, I've forced myself to engage Time Machine, I"ve moved piles of graphics files off of my HD and I'm lean and mean again. THanks to Stackeschange my day-and-a-half of troubleshooting has been resolved.
    – user19306
    Commented Feb 25, 2012 at 21:39

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .