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Sleeping iMac

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Seems a pals iMac is in a endless cycle of sleeping and now into its last breath. Does anyone know if it is possible to retrieve the info from the hard drive? Basically a bust computer and she needs to get the info off of it.

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Cant she just turn off the acpi sleep mode thing?

Click on the blue apple icon in the top left corner of screen, and pick System Preferences

In the Hardware section, select Energy Saver

Make sure the Settings for: drop-down box is set to Power Adapter

On the Sleep tab, move the sliding bar labeled Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for: to Never

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Cant she just turn off the acpi sleep mode thing?

Click on the blue apple icon in the top left corner of screen, and pick System Preferences

In the Hardware section, select Energy Saver

Make sure the Settings for: drop-down box is set to Power Adapter

On the Sleep tab, move the sliding bar labeled Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for: to Never

If its sleeping you cant access the peferences...

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If its sleeping you cant access the peferences...

Take out the hard drive, boot it using another mac to change prefs and swap back out, might mean she gets another little while from the machine

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Have you tried booting it up using that weird alt+apple+c combination. Can't remember exactly what the buttons are bug I had a similar thing mine and managed to boot it up at least. Hard disk was buggered anyway but ther is a way. Like safe mode for apple.

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