Is my PowerMac Safe?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by G5Unit, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    I have all of the stuff in my specs connected to a little IKEA power strip, plus a Halogin lamp. If the power goes out will my computer go crazy?


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  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    If by crazy you mean that the machine will get damaged. Highly unlikely (with just a power outage). With a power surge it could hurt the machine, but a damaging power surge is rare in my experience (15 years in CA).

    But if by crazy you mean the machine will attempt to murder you, then yes, a power outage will cause this.
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You bet ya it will.
    So if the power goes out, RUN! ;)
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...to really make your Powermac safe you need to put a condom on the plug that goes in the socket....oh yeah!
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If the power goes out while the machine is writing to the hard drive (and remember OS X does this a lot in the background) there's a chance that whatever file it was writing will be damaged. And of course you'll lose any unsaved work.

    If the damage occurs in a System file, there's also a chance you'll have a problem rebooting, and have to do a Disk Utility Repair and reinstall (Archive and install) from the OSX DVD.

    If this bothers you unduly, buy a battery back up power supply (also known as a UPS) for $60 - $150 depending on quality and capacity.

    THanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    And keep it away from those sassy PowerBooks. :p
     
  7. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    yeah...safe computing
     
  8. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

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    Just buy a nice APC UPS and plug in that halogen lamp in a seperate outlet.
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    :D This is to protect from ETDs (electrically transmitted diseases) like sparkies, generatorreah, and the worst of all (say this with a New England accent), watts.

    :D
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    No, the best solution would be to teach your Power Mac the value(s) of being abstinent! ;) :D

    PS- If that fails, then Duff-Man's advice is your last resort. ;)
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    A terrible thing to befall an Apple computer! ;)
     

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