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Desktop won't stay asleep

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I can put my desktop (OS X 10.6.7) to sleep but it almost immediately wakes up. One time I was told that if I had a USB hub attached, it was causing the problem. But I have disconnected the hub and it still sleeps for about 5 seconds before it "wakes" up. My only alternative is to shut down completely.

Is there a solution?
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Have you tried...
Apple > Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced > uncheck "Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer" ? This may be it if you have a bluetooth mouse - just about anything makes the mouse react.
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Thank you. ?I thought you had found the solution, but alas!, no such luck...anyone have any other suggestions?
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Under energy saver, uncheck “Wake for network access"

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If you have GeekTools, there are some issues with it not letting Macs sleep, because every time a Geeklet refreshes, it engages the harddrive into use.

Thanks if you've helped me!

VMWare is a miracle, I really recommend using it for windows
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