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Mac Mini G4 turns itself ON

I have a Mac Mini G4, that is running OS X 10.4.11. After a normal shutdown, Apple, Shut Down, Shut Down, the computer turns itself on sometime during the night. I have turned off Backup (to .mac account), but it still is happening. Any thoughts?

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Have you looked into System Preferences>energy saver>schedule? Maybe it's set up to start itself. I have my mother's mac set to start up and shut down automatically. Just a thought.  

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This is a strange issue. I would try resetting the PMU using these instructions.

  1. Unplug all cables from the computer, including the power cord.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Plug in the power cord while simultaneously pressing and holding the power button on the back of the computer.
  4. Let go of the power button.
  5. Press the power button once more to start up your Mac mini.


Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2183

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