Ask Max: My mac mini shuts down every time it goes to sleep
If I walk away from my Mac for too long my mini shuts down losing my place. What setting is lousing this up?
The Energy Saving setting in the System Preferences has been at 15 minutes for both the computer and the screen side. I bought the mini in 2011.
Thanks for the help!
Powering completely down during sleep is a normal setting within energy saver. It could be that the SMC controller needs to be reset, that would be my first recommendation. Should the issue persist, it may require some time on the workbench for diagnostics. The SMC reset has resolved this in almost every occasion with which I’ve used it.
To reset the SMC:
For directions for notebooks and more, read this PowerMax article: Two Great Go-To Fixes for a Temperamental Mac