1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 18, 2007 11:57 PM by Camelot
Ken Alan1 Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)
I have a Mac Mini that keeps going to sleep on its own. This seems to happen with processor-intensive functions. Someone suggested the heat sink on the processor wasn't installed correctly (I just had this unit fixed about 3 months ago). The place that fixed it says the motherboard is bad. Whatever. At this point I'm hoping there is a way to disable the sleep function all together. I rather doubt the thing will burn up and even if it does, I'll have to buy a new one anyway as a new motherboad costs more than a new machine. Can any of you UNIX experts help me out with the command?

Mac Mini PPC G4 1.5GHZ, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (46,295 points)
    If the machine is shutting down due to an overheat situation, there isn't anything you can do to prevent that. It's as much a safety thing as anything else.

    You can disable the sleep function itself (either via System Preferences -> Energy Saver or via the command-line pmset) but you cannot override the overheat prevention.