Why does my IMac Always Spontaneously shut down?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Keekarama19, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Keekarama19 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone help me please?
    I have an imac G5 running 10.4.11 and it automatically shuts down after an approximate idle hour. I haven't timed it, but it's close to an hour, a little less maybe.

    Is the internal battery dying? Can anyone help me figure out this annoying problem so I don't have to spend a fortune on a shop repair?

    Thank you in advance for any advice any of you amazingly smart people might have.

    :confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Does it really shut down or just log you out or goes to sleep?
    Have you opened Applications / Utilities / Console yet to see, what is happening?
     
  3. Raid macrumors 68020

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    ^ To simsaladimbamba's point if it's just going to sleep after an hour it might be your Energy Saver preferences. If it completely shuts down it could be a number of things that the console could help figure out.
     
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    If it is not just sleeping, then that is not good. Does it ever shutdown unexpectedly while you are using it? If so, it might be some component is overheating or failing (ouch).
     

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