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    Lightbulb new here...sleep ?
    hi- I'm new to this forum. I'm mostly on bmw forums.
    I have had my mac since feb. 01. I have a dual 450 g4. For some reason I got the dvd-ram drive- not sure why- I never use it.
    My mac still works awesome, especially after going from 9 to Tiger.

    Recently I had this problem:

    whenever I do not touch my machine for (often) less than a minute...
    the hardrive spins down. Often it will happen when just reading or looking away for a minute. Then when I go back, there is a pause until the HD spins up again. Also the fan likes to run and run and run.....

    It's starting to bug me and I was wondering if anyone has a tip.
    I have reset the sleep to default.

    any clues?
    TIA-joshua
    dual 450's G4- 17" studio

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    go into engery setting and make sure you do not allow the hard drive to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerBookG4
    go into engery setting and make sure you do not allow the hard drive to sleep.
    thanks g4- I know my way around mac a little.
    I've tried on and off...set to default...etc.
    matter a fact....I unchecked to not allow hd to sleep...and read 40 secs. more, and bam...she spins down again.


    I knew I'd hear from a mod. too...
    i guess i'll live with it. but it definatley has not been doing this long...30 secs...spin down.... :mad:
    dual 450's G4- 17" studio

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    ok- it's going down hill...

    you walk out of the room, come back- she's spun down.

    anything else effect sleep (cause spin downs) besides energy saver?

    this never started happening untill I messed w/ ES pref.
    can I trash em like the old days?
    rebuild?
    i don't know- ima idiot on this one... :biohazard
    dual 450's G4- 17" studio

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    Quote Originally Posted by marleymon
    ok- it's going down hill...

    you walk out of the room, come back- she's spun down.

    anything else effect sleep (cause spin downs) besides energy saver?

    this never started happening untill I messed w/ ES pref.
    can I trash em like the old days?
    rebuild?
    i don't know- ima idiot on this one... :biohazard
    If you trash prefs they are rebuilt next time the particular app is launched, so do what you gotta do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8
    If you trash prefs they are rebuilt next time the particular app is launched, so do what you gotta do.
    system prefs?
    do what you gotta do huh?
    If I knew- I wouldn't ask....still spins down when untouched for 30 seconds or less sometimes. Energy saver is straight forward and is not affecting / changing the issue at all.
    dual 450's G4- 17" studio

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