iMac G5 random hibernation

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cminor99, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. cminor99
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    I recently bought a refurb iMac G5 with Os 10.4.11 - It has worked fine and now all of a sudden it will randomly go black as if hibernating and takes a few moments to come back on. It doesn't do it often, usually when I'm playing a video clip on the web for some reason, but not always.

    (This is a desktop so obviously its plugged into the wall)
    I haven't made any changes to the PC, but the OS has all its updates. Any help greatly appreciated!

    - Catherine
     
  2. nakile
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    Open System Preferences and go to Energy Saver. Check to see what the display sleep time is set to under the "Sleep" tab.
     
  3. cminor99
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    not the power settings

    Thanks, but I know computers enough to not be a complete idiot. It's power saver settings are all turned off.

    It will turn off, turn back on and then go off a second later, it happens very randomly, usually just when I turn on a net video, and I'm still working.
     

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