How to put your Mac to sleep and keep it there | MacIssues
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What is hidd responsible for? High CPU or memory utilisation? Can I kill the process? No, if the hidd process is killed, it will restart immediately. Can you elaborate on why it is restarted with high CPU as well?
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Simply delete any pending jobs or erase the printer altogether. Thanks Bruno, I was getting the same problem and checked my printer, its low on ink and had some printing pending. Cancelled it now the sleep function works as it should.
Cheers, John. Thanks, this great tip also solved my problem. That printer had one job in queue and kept like you said my mac from going into sleep mode. Bruno, you rock my good sir.
I simply deleted a pending printing job and my computer went to sleep like a baby. Not going to sleep neither automatically nor the forced sleep made me crazy — I even updated to Sierra ;- Kept me busy way too long to find the reason! Checked all printers and there it was: Deleted that job and used the forced sleep and the Mac mini actually went to sleep right away.
I had this problem so many times on different Macs in the past and never found out what actually resolved the problem. I deleted it and now my mac can sleep again! Ok, now I know that ExternalMedia is preventing sleep but how can I fix it? This one is the hero of the day, thanx a lot!
I think it was related to i share my printer by wifi, but at least now i know what to do. Happy new year and thanx a lot for this article!
Mac Won’t Sleep? Here’s How to Find Out Why And Fix It
New iMac would not stay asleep. Switched keyboard and the problem went away. Hope this helps someone. After trying everything i could find on the web, i figured out that it was a page in the HP printer queue that was keeping my Mac from sleeping for days.
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