View Full Version : iMac wake up issue

06-03-2017, 09:19 PM
Hi there,
I have an issue with my my iMac that if I put it to sleep via the drop down apple menu, when it wakes up, I get the wheel of death and it freezes.
I have to pull the plug out or to turn it off.
If i just let it go to sleep by setting the 'Energy saver", when it wakes up I do not have this problem.

It is frustrating as I subconsciously go to the apple menu and press 'sleep' sometimes at the end of the day.
I have the techs look at it several times but no one seems to be able to figure out the issue.

06-03-2017, 10:16 PM
Well, at least you know what one solution is. ;D

For some other possible solutions and the OS X version in use may make a difference, have a read on some of the hits here:

And have a good read here:

PS: What extra peripherals do you have connected???

- Patrick

06-04-2017, 12:53 AM
As Patrick asks, in particular do you have an external hard drive attached for Time Machine backups. This will cause the problem you describe.

06-04-2017, 05:20 AM
Thanks Patrick,
Yep, I have one solution.
The only Ex HD I have attached is my iTunes. I also save most things to a '4gig Personal Cloud'.
I use Time Machine, but do not leave it plugged in.
Will read through the pages you sent me,