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Crash upon waking from sleep on 24" Intel iMac

by Akopman / September 8, 2009 11:20 PM PDT

Just after my warranty expired I developed what I suspect will be an expensive problem. Upon awakening from sleep my computer cannot recognize the internal HD. I total freeze. If I power down & reboot everything works.

If I boot the computer from an external HD clone of my internal HD a can put the computer to sleep and wake up without a problem EXCEPT:When I do this the computer removes the internal HD icon from the desktop and Iget a dialog box informing me that the internal HD was improperly disconnected.

Any ideas where the problem may lie. I fear it may be the logic board.

Akopman

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Would sound a little like
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 9, 2009 6:36 AM PDT

a very tired hard drive that does not recognize the wakeup call.

I would seriously consider making sure my Time Machine backup was up to date and consider replacing that drive. Although drives are cheap,(ish) there is a fair amount of working involved in getting it into the iMac.

Not as expensive as a logic board replacement though

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Sleep problem
by Akopman / September 9, 2009 10:16 AM PDT

Unfortunately, a "tired" HD was my idea also. Relpaced it with a new HD. Same problem.

AKopman

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that's not good,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 9, 2009 11:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Sleep problem

there's not a lot left now.

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Apart from the obvious,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 9, 2009 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: that's not good,

like
Zap PRAM
or
Leave the beast unplugged from everything for 30 mins, plug it back in and fire it up
or
Find the Sleep prefs and trash them

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