[G4] LED flashing

Tim Collier collierof1957 at mac.com
Mon Nov 15 03:37:51 PST 2004

The little light on the front cycling dim to bright means your Mac is 
sleeping.  That is the normal behavior.
I keep my Macs running continuously for weeks and even months at a time 
without ever having to reboot.  Usually only have to reboot after an OS 
upgrade or such.  We have:  iMac G4, G4 dual 1 gig tower and iMac 
G5......also a 12 inch powerbook but it's off most of the time.  
They're all running 10.3.6.

On Nov 14, 2004, at 7:51 PM, Kevin Willis wrote:

> 	I just started trying out the power management features in Panther.  
> I used to shut my Gigabit G4/400 down at night when I was done with 
> it.  Now, I have it set up so the monitor shuts off after 20 minutes 
> and the system goes to sleep after 3 hours.  I noticed when it is 
> sleeping, the light on the front of the case gets brighter, then 
> dimmer. Is that normal?  I had some problems recently with it just 
> shutting off with out warning.  I pulled the AGP Radeon 8500 that I 
> just installed and replaced it with my old PCI Radeon 7000.  It has 
> been running for about 5 or six days continuously like that.  That 
> kinda makes me think the shutting off problem was with the 8500 card, 
> but the flashing LED has me a bit concerned that it could be something 
> else.
> 	Also, I was wondering how much continuous uptime you should expect 
> from a system like this.  I just had to reboot my system after running 
> non stop for 5 or 6 days because some apps. started to crash.  The 
> main one that crashed was Safari.  Should I reboot a couple times a 
> week, or could there be a bug in the system causing things to crash 
> like that?
> Thanks--
> Kevin

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