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iMac 20" G5 Keeps Going to Sleep...

post #1 of 5
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Hello all, this is very weird.

Anytime I begin to play a game, and during the game play, my Mac will mysteriously go into Sleep Mode. I have no idea why this is happening, but any amount of help would be most helpful.

Specs:
iMac 20" G5 2.0GHz
2 GB RAM
iSight installed
250GB HD (45+ GB free)
10.4.7 installed
Video Card:
Chipset ModeltATY,RV351
TypetDisplay
BustAGP
SlottAGP
VRAM (Total)t128 MB

Thanks in advance!!
-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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post #2 of 5
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Wow, talk about an odd one...

I finally broke down and called AppleCare. Those guys are great!! If you didn't get AppleCare, and can, then go get it right now!!

That being said, the problem was with the Power Management Unit (PMU). The processor was getting so hot that it was causing itself to go to sleep to prevent damage. I found that it was getting, at one point, over 200° F!! However, once I reset the PMU (by literally unplugging the iMac from the back of it for 15 seconds), now I get an average temperature of 152° F. Much better.

I figured I would post this on here, in case of anyone else having the same issue.

Thanks again!!
-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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post #3 of 5
Glad to here it worked out...
post #4 of 5
I was about to say that your iMac is probably overheating, and that you should clean out the vents in the back with a Q-tip.
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post #5 of 5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Splinemodel

I was about to say that your iMac is probably overheating, and that you should clean out the vents in the back with a Q-tip.

Well, since I had my machine open at the time, I took compressed air and blew out the insides of that. I have to admit, there was far more dust there than I expected.

Side note, it was fun to pester the dog with the air though!!
-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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-- Mike Eggleston
-- Mac Finatic since 1984.
-- Proud Member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals
-- Wii #: 8913 3004 4519 2027
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