iMac G5 crashes on iPod disconnect

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by BigDawgES, May 9, 2005.

  1. BigDawgES macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2003

    I experienced this bug in a previous (revision a) iMac G5 and dismissed it as isolated, but then this happened to the brand new iMac G5 1.8 GHz 17in. my sister just purchased.

    She ejected her iPod in the finder, waited 8 seconds (as I've instructed her, yank it too quickly and it might give the "improperly ejected" message), and then disconnected the iPod from the firewire cord. The iMac went black--shut down. After pressing the power button a few times, it restarted. She went downstairs while it restarted, and when she returned it was off again. This time the machine restarted correctly.

    This exact chain of events happened twice.

    For what it's worth, my other experience with this:
    It was with a Rev.A iMac G5 and a firewire harddrive (OWC). After it happened again and again, the iMac eventually stopped restarting at all. (after a few hours, it eventually restarted, and we stopped trying to connect the hard drive)

    Any ideas?

  2. yvovandoorn macrumors regular

    May 2, 2005
    Renton (suburb of Seattle), WA
    My suggestion would be to either call Applecare or take your imac & ipod to the nearest apple store and demonstrate your problem.
  3. monty77 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2005
    UK, South Coast
    I had my external FW hard drive vanish on me last night .. re-appeared after power off/on of the drive.

    I've read about some firewire bugs in Tiger, maybe it's the OS to blame and not hardware.


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