Model A1225 / Early 2009 / 2.66, 2.93, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Shuts down completely as it gets warmer

This iMac runs for about 1/2 hour when starting cold, and then just shuts down and has to be restarted with the power button. If restarted a second time, it shuts down in just a few minutes, then can't even get booted up before shutting down. If left to cool, I can get 1/2 hour of use before it quits again.

Is this definitely a power supply problem or could it be the CPU or something else.

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I would start by downloading from the App Store the app Temperature Gauge or something like it. So you can monitor the systems thermal sensors and fans.

Then I would also step-down the displays brightness to the lowest I could still see it. To see if that helped as I monitored the sensors. Do you see anything popping out as running to hot?

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Seems like you have got some heating related issue. It some time happens when your inside Fan stops working. I would suggest that if your machine is in warranty then you may need to go for a warranty claim.

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