Yesterday I installed another HD in my G5 to import movies on. So I did a clean install of 10.3 on it and updated it to 10.3.4<br><br>I dragged my Home folder over from the other HD (first time I ever did that...read about it here and thought I would try it).<br><br>I set the Energy Savings to put the computer to sleep when it is inactive after 1 hour, the display to go to sleep after ~10 minutes, and unchecked the "put hd to sleep when possible" box.<br><br>I try that software to rip a DVD to see if it works (my brother might want it for future copies of his home movies) and left to eat breakfast. Come back, monitor is asleep and fans are running louder and fast.<br><br>So I move the mouse to wake the monitor and the screen came alive but I couldn't do anything...mouse wasn't showing up on desktop. then the monitor would go black...fans kicking on and off, and then the screen would light up again. I could do probably one thing (quit a program) before the screen would go black. It did this continuously until I forced it to shut down.<br><br>A restart and it's working fine now...so I'm thinking that it's the sleep or energy saver problem. I changed the "put computer to sleep when it is inactive:" to never.<br><br>Anyone else have this problem? It didn't do it on my other HD...<br><br>
Yup, I have had this problem several times and unfortunately I don't know why. I very rarely put my G5 to sleep but I would guess that it happens about 1/3 of the time. Its rather disturbing.<br><br>At one time I combed the Apple forums for information about this, but that's been a while. <br><br>
Did you zap the pram, spin around three times and utter the word, Nodoz? Did you call Apple, the hard drive vender, your therapist or mother? While shaking bones and feathers, did you sing "Wake Up Little Susie" to it. If none of these work, you need a new machine...one o' them liquid cooled jobs. <br><br>
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