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Power off

Message #1 - Posted 2004/08/30 - john compton

Hi , I have an older power mac. For some reason when I power it off, it starts back up by itself. I thought it might be the start key on the keyboard but it wasn't. any help would be great because I have to pull the powercord to shut it down. I'm using system 7.5.

Message #2 - Posted 2004/08/30 - Wayne C. Morris

Previously, john compton wrote:

Hi , I have an older power mac. For some reason when I power it off, it starts back up by itself. I thought it might be the start key on the keyboard but it wasn't. any help would be great because I have to pull the powercord to shut it down. I'm using system 7.5.

You didn't say what model of Mac it is.

If I recall correctly, some old Macs had a feature that, if you pushed & turned the power button, the computer would stay on all the time. Sometimes useful for things like servers, so that after a power failure it could turn itself back on without human intervention.

On later machines, that sort of thing is handled by an option in a control panel (Energy Saver, I think).

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