My new iMac just blacked out.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by skunk, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    This new 24" has been completely flawless until just now. I was doing nothing more stressful than deleting a picture from iPhoto: selected the picture, blipped the mouse, and the machine made a slight crackle and immediately switched off. I restarted with no further incident. What the hell was that about? :confused: :(
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

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    Sounds like a power issue. Or the Mac just really liked that photo.
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

    skunk

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    I've just realised what happened: I've got the computer plugged into a surge protector under my desk, and I just tripped the reset button with my foot... :eek:

    :D Phew!
     
  4. fall3n macrumors 6502

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  5. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

    skunk

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    It'll only happen again if I kick the surge protector again. I've moved it now.
     
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    This seems appropriate.
     

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  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    You ought to look into a surge protector + battery protection. If the power goes out (or if you accidently shut off the power like you did) the battery kicks in and can last up to 2 hours! Which is essential if you forget to save and then the power shuts off. I got one that lasts about 50 minutes, only cost me about 40 dollars. I know that sounded like an advertisment, but it's really a great invention.
     
  8. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    Or they can start coming out with iMac's with a reserve battery in it (not a bad idea?):D
     

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