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

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

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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!

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