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Possible causes of a self-waking Mac
Authored by: simbalala on May 14, '08 01:26:58PM
Do you by chance have VersionCue installed? It's part of the Adobe CS suite.

That was the cause of my problem, see:
How can I help a loved one (who is not human) overcome insomnia?

I was watching the system log using console and chased after the BlueTooth thing for quite a while, ("IOBluetoothHCIController::restartShutdownWL this is a wake from sleep") but that turns out to be a red herring, it's an effect, not a cause.

I dragged a copy of VersionCue onto the Desktop and deleted it from /Library/StartupItems (not your user library, the top level library is where it's installed). Oddly enough I realized that I should have removed it's pref pane so I put it back and had to authenticate the move. Poof... the problem was gone. I was going to uninstall it properly but just moving it around fixed something so for now I've left it.

So it had something to do with VersionCue even though it's still there. It's turned off but it's always been turned off.

On another note for someone else with sleeplessness problems I have an ancient HP 6MP printer connected via a Belkin USB to Parallel adaptor (via a 16 foot active USB cable as well). If the printer is turned off sometimes the computer constantly gets USB wake-ups (USB caused wake event). So I was troubleshooting two problems at the same time.

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Possible causes of a self-waking Mac
Authored by: bloodnok on Dec 14, '08 04:51:49PM

been a while but the answer is no. i've since upgraded to 10.5 & cs3 (& declined to even install version cue on that install). i still have occasional insomnia bouts with my machine.

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