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Auto start up query

Message #1 - Posted 2005/02/08 - Graley

We get many power failures here, and last night was a feast. three fraction of a second outages and each time my power mac G4 OS 10.3.7 started itself up.

I found the pref "auto start after power failure" but that was not switched on.

I think there is a pref "allow app to connect automatically when needed" but I cannot find that.

Any ideas as to how to make the Mac stay shutdown would be appreciated. It is very annoying even with the chime quenched bec it is close to the bed.

Message #2 - Posted 2005/02/08 - Ribfeast

Might pay to buy a UPS, otherwise you will be kissing the power supply and possibly the boards in your G4 goodbye pretty soon. Have a look around on eBay, I picked up a 1000VA Compaq unit there for $149 and it works great, powers the system for up to half an hour of blackout, allowing me to save work and shut down safely.
Even a surge protector board would be better than nothing (and not a $20 one from K-mart, get a proper $100+ one such as a Thor Surge Shield, or a Panamax).
I'd say something in the power spikes/dips is fooling the power supply into starting up, and I doubt there is much you can do in Energy Saver to stop it unfortunately. If you do find a way please let me know :)

On 8/2/05 7:26 AM, in article OMIT.highrise-2FE011.06261708022005@news2.ozemail.com.au, Graley wrote:

We get many power failures here, and last night was a feast. three fraction of a second outages and each time my power mac G4 OS 10.3.7 started itself up.

I found the pref "auto start after power failure" but that was not switched on.

I think there is a pref "allow app to connect automatically when needed" but I cannot find that.

Any ideas as to how to make the Mac stay shutdown would be appreciated. It is very annoying even with the chime quenched bec it is close to the bed.

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