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Why is my iMac wake up by itself?
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Sep 8, 2007, 10:21 AM
I have my iMac G5 for a week now. Only for the last 3-4days, when I manually put it in SLEEP, it will wake up exactly 5 minutes later. And after that I guess it goes back in SLEEP at the time I set in the Energy Saver settings (never stayed up long enough to actually time this). I unchecked the "Wake For Ethernet Administrator Access" and unchecked the "Restart Automatically After Power Failure." That did not solve the problem. I also uninstalled Shades, that wasn't the culprit either. I unplugged the power cord for a couple of minutes and reconnect, didn't help. I don't have any screensaver set to run, it's set at "NEVER". Does anyone have any idea?
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Sep 8, 2007, 01:44 PM
The same thing happened to me.

It happened over a year ago, and so I don't remember for sure what it was.

But it had to do with a peripheral unit, possibly a printer, that communicated with the computer, and woke it up all the time.
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Sep 8, 2007, 02:16 PM
There are numerous software programs that can wake your computer. A few months ago my imac would start up after a shutdown, turned out to be a corrupt copy of eyetv. Look for any new third party programs. Good luck.

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