Came home to an iMac that's shut off.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by urbancity, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. urbancity macrumors member

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    Hi people. I always make my iMac go to sleep when I'm not using it including when I go to bed.

    Today when I came home from work I pressed on the keyboard to wake up my Mac but nothing happened. I then found out that it was shut off. I checked my alarm clock and the numbers weren't flashing, meaning there wasn't a power outage. No one in my family would touch my computer but it would not have been my family.

    This is the second my iMac has shut off after a day's sleep. I wonder what happened? Is there a log somewhere in OSX that shows last activities, or last shut off/log out?

    Thanks.
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    It gets depressed from you being out all day and kills itself.:rolleyes:
     
  3. littleb2005 macrumors member

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    check the console in applications utilities
     
  4. nullx86 macrumors 6502a

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    that and power settings. The newer iMacs (i think this is standard on Leopard 10.5) have energy star stuff, so it could be a power setting?
     
  5. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    The lastlog may shed some light. Go into Terminal and type:

    last | more

    Any "shutdown" entries around the time in question?
     
  6. UnknownMacNoob macrumors member

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    This happened to me last night, I went to bed with my new iMac on (I just made the switch from a PC a week ago and am in LOVE) and when I woke up it was off. Maybe it is an energy-saving feature?
     
  7. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    i havent had that on a new 2009 iMac. in fact i could tell it was on all night b/c it kept saying what time it was lol (i set that up). anyway why do u need to leave it on all night? the iMacs are so fast that they boot up in like 10 seconds or less
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Macs are intended to run all the time and sleep when not in use.
     
  9. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    wont that take alot of energy?
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    So are PC's, but it's beneficial to give them a shut down or restart every once in a while.
     

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