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Imac g5 isight sleep issue

Recently my imac g5 isight has started acting a little strange, everything is the sames as it was before this started, i have a wacom graphire 4X5 on a usb port, and apple pro white kb and mighty mouse on another, latley when it goes to sleep it will wake again in about 10-15 minutes, as if the mouse had been moved, it will then go to the screensaver then sleep and repeat this cycle over and over again, The only thing i can think of that might cause this right now is ARD, my dell laptop that i got free is a big PoS and like to join all the wifi networks in the area including mine at random, it also broadcasts and drops packets like crazy and i recently install realvnc on it, I'm begining to wonder if the vnc listening server/veiwer's may be screwing with ARD, real vnc was installed to control the imac from anywhere in the house, this is the first and only problem I've had with this box and its not a real big deal but id like to get it fixed anyway, if i cant then it might not be a problem when with osx5 any help/suggestions would be appreciated

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  • Kyle Lancaster Apr 28, 2007

    i have windows 2000 pro on it, it does automaticly join networks but it can't be disabled, the utility for the dell wifi card is really horrible, to make sure that it wasn't the cause i took the laptop to a buddy's house and left it there for a few days, in the next town over so it was deffinitly out of range, and the problem presists, it's definitly something with the mac itself, then again i noticed my surround sound was acting strange yesterday and it turned out to be a power issue, already fixed that though, in any event this is good advice, however it isn't the solution to my problem thanks for the idea though....I think i might verify and repair permissions on the hd in the mac tonight

  • Kyle Lancaster Aug 16, 2007

    never thought of waking for admin setting, I know what your refering too, Im not gonna be home to try for a few days though, Ill probably dig around in the prefrence panes for a while when i get back. so far ive just been turning the brightness all the way down so its not so bad, when 10.5 comes out Im going to erase the disk and start with a clean install, I think that will solve the problem if not Ill be posting this question again. Thanks for all the help.

  • Kyle Lancaster Apr 06, 2008

    I'm not too sure that overheating is the issue, i clean my mac and my good pac with compressed air at least once a month and the problem remains, actually someone told me on another forum that overheating was known to cause this, so that was the first thing i tried guess I should have mentioned that. the performance of the imac hasn't changed it's still fast and its only kernel panicked once since I've owned, nearly two years now, which is more than i can say for any windows system I've ever owned. thanks for the suggestion though it seems to have helped many others.



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It's caused by overheating. Clean the dust at fan inlet will heal iMac.

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On the Dell, have look at your network connection setup. ( You don't say what OS you have on it ) There could be a box with a tick in it to automatically connect to nearby wireless networks. Disabling this may help.

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    Try going to System Preferences, Network, and untick something about "waking for network Administrator" (can't remember the wording and don't have one here now to check it)

    I think this will be it.



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