Question about Apple iMac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

Computer turns off unless constantly using... even put to sleep, it turns off instead.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    G5 iMac turns off unless constantly in use. I keep iTunes playing to avoid having computer shut down on its own.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 89 Answers

Hi, Sorry you are having problems,
Sounds to me like either your energy saving preference pane is set WAY too short or it is corrupt.
Go to your system preferences and select (Energy Saver) and be sure it is set to never sleep and set the idle time to screen sleep time to about 30 minutes and be sure the button ( Shutdown instead of sleep ) is not selected... if you have that button.
Try these, then do a restart to be sure they take.
If you still have the same problem, then, your settings are corrupt, you will need to delete it:
go into your hard drive, into your user folder, into the library folder into the preferences folder and find this file:
com.apple.systempreferences.plist

put it in the trash, empty trash, restart the computer the reset your energy saver settings and you should be OK!

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Reiniciar el equipo


Normal restart: select restart from the apple menu, or press the power key (the sleep/restart/shutdown dialog appears), then click the restart button or press the "r" key.
Forced restart (use only if the computer crashes or freezes): Press simultaneously the Apple, Control and power keys.
Forced shutdown (use only if the computer won't respond to anything, not even a forced restart): Press and hold the power button on the computer until the computer shuts off.

Jul 02, 2013 | Apple iMac Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My mac computer keeps putting itself to sleep


It may be that the computer is overheating. Are you using the computer on a bed or other soft surface that might be preventing the computer from cooling properly?

Jan 21, 2012 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

Turn monitor on and the light stays yellow will not turn green and screen stays black


When it lights up the yellow light instead of the green one, that means that the monitor is not getting a signal from the computer.
The things to try (from simplest to most complex) are:

  1. Make sure the computer is on and not in "sleep" mode -- press the "Caps Lock" key and see if it lights up the caps-lock light on the keyboard.
  2. Make sure the video cable is connected from the computer to the monitor (that the cable hasn't come loose on either end)
  3. If your monitor has multiple inputs, make sure it's set to the right (probably analog VGA or DVI) input
  4. If your computer has more than one video output (like a laptop with it's internal screen plus the external monitor) then make sure the external monitor is enabled
If none of those solve it, post a comment back here and we can dive in to the more complex tests

Sep 06, 2010 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My Imac crashes. 10.6.4, 2 GB ram, 2 GHz core duo. I've started with a clean install and disabled (one by one) all start up apps. Out of the clear blue, the screen will go black & I have to turn it...


When you say "screen goes black," does the computer power down, or is it still operating? Does the sleep light come on? Does it respond to the keyboard and mouse? (Example: press the power button momentarily, wait a few seconds for the "Do you really want to shut down" message to appear, even though you can't see it, then hit the return key to answer "OK," and see if it shuts down.) Does the screen go black or come out of black if you tap the computer?
While your computer is working, go to System Preferences / Desktop & Screen Saver, the Screen Saver tab, click Hot Corners, and set a corner of your screen to Put Display to Sleep. Then next time your screen goes black, mouse your way into that corner, pause a few seconds, then mouse back out and see if your screen returns.

Jul 10, 2010 | Apple iMac 17" Desktop

1 Answer

When the Apple iMac goes to sleep the CC335A


I recommend unchecking 'Put Hard Disk to Sleep When Possible' from Energy Save in the System Preferences. This resolves most hardware related sleep issue.

Jan 01, 2010 | Apple 24" iMac Desktop

1 Answer

Vertical light lines on my screen


you have dead colums of pixles on your screen, this is from the screens age, and is not your fault, there is nothing you can do for the screen, except trying to ignore the lines, or getting a new screen installed

Jul 30, 2009 | Apple MA878LL iMac with 24" Screen Desktop...

2 Answers

Sleep vs Shut down


It depends on how long computer is being used in a day.
for general use
you can shutdown your computer once in 2 days but i highly recommend not to put in sleep mode and betting putting in hibernate mode instead of sleep mode.
note: most of simple issues are resolved by restarting PC so you can guess now how important is to shut down computer.

Good luck,

Mar 25, 2009 | Apple 24" iMac Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iMac G5 Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

290 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Mac Desktops Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Cosma Papouis
Cosma Papouis

Level 3 Expert

404 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13569 Answers

Are you an Apple Mac Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...