It's not breathing!!!!

yarngrrl

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Apr 26, 2005
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When my G5 iMac goes to sleep, it no longer "breathes" (light fade in and out). Does anyone know why or what prompts this? I changed some of my power savings settings a couple of weeks ago, but I didn't happen to notice if they coincided. It's not really a big deal, I just want to make sure it's not indicative of a problem.
 

wdlove

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Oct 20, 2002
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It's normal for the light to fade in and out. That indicates that the Mac is sleeping. Hence it has been called breathing.
 

yarngrrl

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Apr 26, 2005
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jared_kipe said:
Is the LED out?
No, it's just solid white. I should check first thing in the morning - maybe it's just delayed because of some setting I changed. Or maybe it has REM sleep and regular sleep :)
 

yarngrrl

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Apr 26, 2005
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wdlove said:
It's normal for the light to fade in and out. That indicates that the Mac is sleeping. Hence it has been called breathing.

I know that's normal - it's not doing that anymore - that's why I'm concerned.
 

wdlove

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yarngrrl said:
I know that's normal - it's not doing that anymore - that's why I'm concerned.
I'm sorry I misunderstood. :eek: If it were mine I would give Apple a call or take it to a local Apple Store or reseller. Having it checked in person is easier IMHO. Good luck. ;)
 

jared_kipe

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Dec 8, 2003
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Probably not a problem, like on my my G4 ibook which crashes all the time if you nudge it, but for some reason you can't make it crash on purpose.
 

eyedoc_00

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When I put my iMac G5's moniter to sleep, it is a sold white light. When the hard drive is out to sleep if flashes.