Pulsating light

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bobcat ranny, May 5, 2014.

  1. bobcat ranny macrumors newbie

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    New member to forum,new mac mini owner,I love it.When i put my mac mini to sleep the little pilot light in right hand corner is pulsating.Is this normal or is it getting ready to blow.I am looking at it in a dark room. Thank you,
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Normal that's how you know it is asleep vs off or on...
     
  3. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I really, really wish iMacs still had that light, I miss it. :(
     
  4. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    No Owner's Manual these days….?

    ….. Or do people just not bother reading what's provided.

    From the Owner's Manual of an earlier incarnation:

    Power indicator light
    A steady white light indicates your Mac mini is on; a pulsing light indicates it’s in sleep.
     
  5. bobcat ranny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Micky Do

    Thanks for the information ,now i know it's normal. My owners manual has nothing about a pulsating light that indicates that it is in sleep mode. Now i know ,
     
  6. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Yes….. I took the trouble of checking out the documentation, which is available on-line. The "Quick Start Guide" that comes with the latest Mini is more of an intro to the apps, with very little about the hardware. A bit useless to anyone new to Mac, or setting up their first computer, as I was with the first Mini in 2005.

    The last "User Guide" provided, that gives a useful introduction to the hardware came with the 2011 model…… including an explanation of the pulsating light.

    So….. no (real) Owner's Manual applies!
     

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