iMac shutting down

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Camille, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Camille macrumors regular

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    Hey to you all and thank you for reading my tread...
    Well, my problem is that my iMac G5 17 inch shuts down every 5 hours, ALONE!!
    What's going on??!!
    ...
    PLEASE HELP ME!
    ;)
    Thank you!
     
  2. joebells macrumors 6502

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  3. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    That would not have anything to do with it. I had one of these Rev. A iMac's that were screwed up...it was replaced 3 times before I demanded that they give me a new iMac G5 and I wound up with the Rev. C.

    Not sure what the issue is with the computer shutting down. Does it just suddenly lose power? Or does it go through the shut-down procedure? Like, do you see it logging out of OS X and then turning off? More detail would likely get you a better response.
     
  4. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, that's the problem...
    When I come back from school my dad tells my the mac shut down 2 times today, while he was somewhere else...
    I don't know, can it be the fct that in Paris it's 0° now? (I live in Paris)
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've used my Rev. B iMac G5 in indoor temperatures that low. <.<

    Do you know which revision iMac it is?
     
  6. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    + my brother sais it shuts down 15 minutes (to 30 minutes) after it goes to sleep...
     
  7. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    That is very strange. I've never heard of a Mac acting this way...hmmm...:confused:
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that's not normal. :(

    Make sure (all of you who have this), that in the energy saver preference pane, under "Schedule," neither box is checked?
     
  9. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    Is it plugged in to a power strip?

    Plug it straight to a wall. Mine shut off, not down, then I removed it from a power strip and the issue was solved.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes...inconsistencies from the source of wall power can also be an explanation. A computer, particularly Macs, can act very dicey if they are plugged into sketchy outlets.... :(
     
  11. Camille thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, now I know that when it sleeps, and I press on the power button, the mac shuts down...
     

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