iMac shuts off all the time! ( This one's a challenge )
iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.93 24-Inch (Early 2009)
Hey wizards, here's a nice one:
My early 2009 Imac shuts off unexpectedly all the time. It started a year ago, with maybe one shutdown a week. Then it happened more and more, to the point where it shuts of many times a day. Here's some info:
-It runs on snow leopard. I don't have the original troubleshoot DVD anymore, but I do have the SL DVD.
-It's almost like, the more it turns off, and I put it back on (each day), the less likely it seems to shut off. Almost as if it needs a "warmup" or something, of me switching it on each time. But eventually it shuts of all the same.
-It completely shuts off, and I hear a little "tick" when the screen turns black.
-It also seems to shut down when apps ( even normal ones like internet browsers ) are being used. I NEED to photoshop for my work, but guess how that's working out at the moment.
-All LED lights inside the mac check out, nothing wrong there.
-The fans don't go crazy or anything like that. The Mac doesn't seem to heat up more than it usually does..
Hardware I've already replaced to deal with this problem:
-Harddrive ( new one, and newly formatted with Snow Lion )
-Powersupply ( new one )
-RAM ( new ones )
I don't have the dough to buy a new Mac, and I've already invested in new hardware. I'm at the point where I can cry, because it's making me hopeless. I want to fix it but I don't have any hope left that it can be fixed...
I need your wisdom...
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Sure the LEDs are fine when the machine is on, what are they showing when it shuts down.
Dear Mayer, I've read your bio, and I'm impressed! I'm new to this forum, and un-awnsered the comment like you suggested. Watch the LED lights when I turn off the Mac you say? And is that when "I" turn it off, or when it just shuts down randomly? Thank you for your time. This might be the droid... errr... Mac your looking for ;)
Look at the diagnostic LEDs when it shuts down on its own.