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How to fix a mac that won't sleep

If your Mac won't go to sleep but Energy Saver settings say it should, it's often a problem with printers. Here's how to diagnose and fix the issue...

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If your Mac won't go to sleep but Energy Saver settings say it should, try the following: open Terminal and type what you see above, minus the inverted commas, but with the space after the last word

If your Mac won't go to sleep but Energy Saver settings say it should, try the following: open Terminal and type what you see above, minus the inverted commas, but with the space after the last word

The above result shows that a process is preventing sleep - it's often something to do with printers, so...

The above result shows that a process is preventing sleep - it's often something to do with printers, so...

Check all print queues are clear

Check all print queues are clear

Turn off printer sharing

Turn off printer sharing

Remove redundant printers from 'Print and Scan' preferences

Remove redundant printers from 'Print and Scan' preferences

There...now your Mac should get a good night's sleep...zzz

There...now your Mac should get a good night's sleep...zzz

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