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    Machine turns off every 29 minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Like has been asked, is this a image from the internet or actual factory OSX Retail DVD's?

    The physical computer is actually POWERING OFF at the 29 minute point?
    Yes...this definitely sounds like someone is trying to install the OS without the correct disks, or the OS was obtained from a "questionable" source...and the installer is hitting a "proverbial" wall at the exact same point in the process.

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    I would like to start off with saying you guys are great so far, with throwing out a bunch of possible solutions.

    To answer some much needed questions.

    1) This is a Retail version of Snow Leopard (Legally) purchased from the Apple store.

    2) I have tried creating an image of the DVD from another computer and mount the apple with the DMG as part of a seperate partition (to narrow out the Apple DVD Drive) - This did not help

    3) Full format - Write zeros - its been done, yet again as someone else posted it is very necessary when buying / selling a computer

    4) It shutsdown EVERY TIME at 29 minutes. I have done the Verify / Repair disk multiple times with 0 errors.

    5) I just brought it to the apple store, 45 minutes later... They have NO Idea whats wrong with it!!!

    We swapped out ram, ran a log during the install.. It shutsdown at 29 minutes everytime it goes to extract the OSX .pkg file at the "begin install" section of the log.

    I hope this information helps in figuring whats wrong with this

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    Machine turns off every 29 minutes
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    Now it sounds like it could possibly be a bad SL disc.

    Did the Apple store try an install from the image file they keep on hand?
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    Machine turns off every 29 minutes
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    I have had errors from the DVD, Can not complete installs, Kernel Panics but never seen a actually power off shut down.

    It really sounds like an overheating issue if the machine when extracting from the package file shuts down. Just a guess.

    He is saying Retail install DVD and Apple did look at it also. That shocks me Apple did not tell you more.

  5. #20
    Machine turns off every 29 minutes

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    Apple installed from their external drive.

    Still no-go.

    I have left the machine one for hours in a row showing the install screen but not begun and it doesn't turn off. So that to me narrowed out overheating.


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    Machine turns off every 29 minutes
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    But it does POWER OFF at 29 minutes? Actually like disconnecting the power from the machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    But it does POWER OFF at 29 minutes? Actually like disconnecting the power from the machine?
    Yes. It completely powers off as if you unplugged it from the wall / manually shut it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    My intention was not to say it was a "Windows Thing"...just that there may be reasons the OP is writing zeros to the hard drive which may have good rational due to their previous 10+ years of Windows computer experience.

    What I'm saying is...writing zeros to a Macintosh hard drive before installing the OS is just not necessary...that's what my 23 years as a Macintosh user has taught me!

    As far as the "zeros" you're writing to the hard drive when you sell a computer...of course I agree with this practice! You're writing zeros to your hard drive for a totally different reason than what the OP is talking about!

    You're writing zeros to the computer's hard drive you're selling totally for security reasons (secure erase). The OP is writing zeros to a hard drive BEFORE installing the OS on a new computer...which I'm saying is not necessary.

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    Machine turns off every 29 minutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWM View Post
    I got ya! Sorry for the misunderstanding!
    It's all good!

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    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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