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Why is my mac always turning off

for sometime now my mac has always turned itself off if i don't keep it busy. it doesn't go off when i hold down one of the keys on the keyboard. a friend helped with it sometime ago and the problem stopped, but he says he forgot what he did. i need help cos i hav to put samtym on one of the keys always

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i always put a stone on one of the keys. this stops the turn off

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Go into your system preferences and check your Desktop & Screen Saver as well as your Energy Saver settings both can effect how your system appears and acts when idle.

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not just when idle, i leave a key for 10 seconds and it goes off. when watching a movie i hav to put samtyn on one of the keys else it goes off

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Some settings are reactive to your input Vs applications actions (i.e. movies & pic slide show), these settings impact both. Did you check your settings? Are they set so your system does not go into sleep mode?

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After you have altered the settings let us know what happened (you'll need to restart for them to take effect).

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