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    Question PowerBook USB Waking?!?
    If I close my PowerBook and let it sleep and then unplug a USB cable, it wakes it back up, even though it is still closed.
    For example, if I'm packing my powerbook up to take it to the library or to class, I close it and then unplug the cables before putting it in my bag.
    I can unplug everything and it's fine, but when I unplug the USB cables for either my HP Printer or my ATI Remote Wonder reciever, it wakes.
    It's not necessarily bad, but it's annoying because I have to open it to wake it up and then close it to put it back to sleep.
    Is this normal?
    Is there any way to prevent it?
    It's annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwonderboy85x
    If I close my PowerBook and let it sleep and then unplug a USB cable, it wakes it back up, even though it is still closed.
    For example, if I'm packing my powerbook up to take it to the library or to class, I close it and then unplug the cables before putting it in my bag.
    I can unplug everything and it's fine, but when I unplug the USB cables for either my HP Printer or my ATI Remote Wonder reciever, it wakes.
    It's not necessarily bad, but it's annoying because I have to open it to wake it up and then close it to put it back to sleep.
    Is this normal?
    Is there any way to prevent it?
    It's annoying!
    This is normal, yes. I think it should go back to sleep if you don't open and then reclose it, im not sure but i think it does.

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    Like aantoine90 said that is normal. I find it better to remove all pluged in items before I put it to sleep.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    for piece of mind i would just til the screen until it is almost closed, and then unplug everything....and then continue to close your powerbook

    this is what i do at least
    -chris

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    Cloudane
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    Yes it's annoying, yes it's normal and no there doesn't seem to be anything you can do about it *shrugs*

    As coach says, just unplug before sleeping and plug in before waking. It's annoying as I often forget to do that too, but it's all you can do.

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    General_K
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    Quote Originally Posted by aantoine90
    This is normal, yes. I think it should go back to sleep if you don't open and then reclose it, im not sure but i think it does.
    Yep, if you don't open it up, it'll go back to sleep after 15-20 seconds.

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    Toanjii
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    Same here. It's normal. I should go back to sleep after a few seconds. Happens when I remove my USB mouse to pack up and go.

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    Okay, that's what I figured... Oh well.

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    Ok Ill take it a bit further.. I have everything unplugged, yet when I put my powerbook to sleep it wakes up a couple seconds later, then it goes back to sleep for a second, then wakes up again and keeps doing that until I log back in or do something so that it breaks the cycle. If I close the lid.. it eventually goes to sleep and stays asleep and then when I open it back up, it wakes up quickly. Any ideas of what to look for?

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