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Mac Mini problem

JackMcIlnay
Mac Mini problem,  Late 2014 Mac mini running 10.12.6 using a Dell monitor
When mini goes to sleep, I cannot awaken it.  Holding power switch doesn’t turn it off.  When I disconnect the ac power and replug, it turns on with a log-in page.  I am afraid of losing data and/or files with this forced disconnect.  My work-around is to not let the mini go to sleep but when I want it off, to use the shut down command, then turn on later.  I’ve tried starting in Safe Mode with no effect.
Any suggestions?

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Re: Mac Mini problem

Woodard Paul
How do you try to wake it? Hitting the keyboard?
If so, where is the keyboard plugged into and how many devices do you have plugged into the usb ports?

I have a 2012 mac mini on 10.12.6 with a dell monitor and have no problems at all waking it. My keyboard is plugged into the dos usb and the dell is plugged into the mini.

> On Dec 6, 2017, at 5:34 PM, Jack McIlnay <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Mac Mini problem,  Late 2014 Mac mini running 10.12.6 using a Dell monitor
> When mini goes to sleep, I cannot awaken it.  Holding power switch doesn’t turn it off.  When I disconnect the ac power and replug, it turns on with a log-in page.  I am afraid of losing data and/or files with this forced disconnect.  My work-around is to not let the mini go to sleep but when I want it off, to use the shut down command, then turn on later.  I’ve tried starting in Safe Mode with no effect.
> Any suggestions?
>
> [hidden email]
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Re: Mac Mini problem

Vince Winterling
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Take a look at these troubleshooting suggestions:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204760

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On 12/6/17, 5:36 PM, "[hidden email] on behalf of Jack McIlnay" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

    Mac Mini problem,  Late 2014 Mac mini running 10.12.6 using a Dell monitor
    When mini goes to sleep, I cannot awaken it.  Holding power switch doesn’t turn it off.  When I disconnect the ac power and replug, it turns on with a log-in page.  I am afraid of losing data and/or files with this forced disconnect.  My work-around is to not let the mini go to sleep but when I want it off, to use the shut down command, then turn on later.  I’ve tried starting in Safe Mode with no effect.
    Any suggestions?
   
    [hidden email]





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Re: Mac Mini problem

JackMcIlnay
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Re: Mac Mini problem,  Late 2014 Mac mini running 10.12.6 using a Dell monitor
When mini goes to sleep, I cannot awaken it.  

I just tried the resetPRAM/NVRAM suggestion and that seems to have cured my problem.  Thanks all.


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Re: Mac Mini problem

Fritz Mills
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> On Dec 6, 2017, at 4:34 PM, Jack McIlnay <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> Mac Mini problem,  Late 2014 Mac mini running 10.12.6 using a Dell monitor
> When mini goes to sleep, I cannot awaken it.  Holding power switch doesn’t turn it off.  When I disconnect the ac power and replug, it turns on with a log-in page.  I am afraid of losing data and/or files with this forced disconnect.  My work-around is to not let the mini go to sleep but when I want it off, to use the shut down command, then turn on later.  I’ve tried starting in Safe Mode with no effect.
> Any suggestions?
>

A work-around would be to set the computer to never sleep, but set the monitor to sleep as it’s set currently, and check the box to sleep the hard disks whenever possible.




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