Fans stay on while Power Mac G3 sleeps

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JCLrox, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2012
    When I put my Power Mac G3 B&W to sleep, the fans don't turn off. They are the same noise level as when the computer isn't asleep. Are they supposed to stay on? Or do I need to reset something, like maybe pressing the cuda button?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Jan 18, 2012
    Mine usually stayed on until the computer was cooled down does it constantly stay on or does it turn off eventually?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2012
    Pretty sure the fans stay on regardless of whether the computer cools down. Right now, I put it to sleep about 20 mins ago and they're still on.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 11, 2012
    I think I may have solved the problem. I read that this particular model is not capable of "deep sleep", which is when everything, including fans, drives, etc stop. According to Apple:

    While all PowerBook and iBook computers go into "deep sleep" when Sleep
    is selected, some older computers do not. Instead, the display turns off
    and the hard drive spins down, but many other components (including the
    processor) remain on.

    Deep sleep is available on these computers:

    All PowerBook computers
    All iBook computers
    Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) or later
    iMac (Slot Loading) or later

    Problem solved. Thanks!
  5. macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    You will simply do away by shutting it down...

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