How to prevent mac from sleeping when I turn off the TV

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by SnarkyBear, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. SnarkyBear macrumors member

    SnarkyBear

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    I have a mac mini running Yosemite. It is primarily used as a home theater, but I do use it for other stuff on occasion. It is connected to a Samsung HDTV.

    The problem is that when I turn off the TV, the mini automatically goes into sleep mode. It is frustrating to have to keep the TV on when listening to music.

    I can't figure out how to stop this behavior. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Under System Preferences->Energy Saver, do you have the option "Prevent computer from sleeping automatically when the display is off" checked?
     
  3. SnarkyBear thread starter macrumors member

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    I see no such option in Energy Saver. Should there be? I am running 10.10.4. Energy Saver.jpg
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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  5. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried any of the many apps designed to prevent "Sleep", such as Jiggler?
     

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