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tommyx
11th January 2007, 01:13 PM
As mentioned in the title, the powerbook goes to sleep mode even when i'm doing work on it. How rude :mad: !

I tried resetting the PMU and doing a Archive reinstall but the issue stays.

Anyone encountered the same problem or have the solution to this ?

Thanks

purana
11th January 2007, 01:15 PM
You have checked the System Preferences, Power settings right? To confirm when its on power it shouldn't sleep (ie.. set it to never).

tommyx
11th January 2007, 01:27 PM
You have checked the System Preferences, Power settings right? To confirm when its on power it shouldn't sleep (ie.. set it to never).

Yeah it's set to 'never'

Wheels
11th January 2007, 01:45 PM
Had the exact same problem - turned out to be some faulty sensor, a temperature touchpad sensor that thought it was at crazy temperatures and slept it for safety reasons. Return it for service.

Wheels
11th January 2007, 01:47 PM
Here's the link when I and other members were experiencing the problem...
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=16969

tommyx
11th January 2007, 01:56 PM
Had the exact same problem - turned out to be some faulty sensor, a temperature touchpad sensor that thought it was at crazy temperatures and slept it for safety reasons. Return it for service.


Oh.. how much did you paid for the servicing?

themacuser
11th January 2007, 02:38 PM
Could also be a broken reed switch in the lid closed mechanism

Wheels
11th January 2007, 04:15 PM
Oh.. how much did you paid for the servicing?
I didn't - it is under warranty (Apple Care). Still being fixed however...