2010 IMac 2.93 i7 - Random shut-down?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gotanimac, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. gotanimac macrumors member

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    Hi all - Last night I experienced a weird problem.

    My iMac randomly shut-down while I was browsing the web, no blue screen or anything just a shut down... and I rebooted and it did it again about ten minutes later.

    Any reason which would cause this behavior...?
     
  2. symbology macrumors regular

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  3. wirelessness macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like it could be a heat related issue. If any of the 3 major fans are not working properly the sensors could read too high of a temp and automatically shut down to save your hardware. Load SMC Fan Control to see what the temps are and that the fans are running as needed.

    Even still I would take it in to be looked at since it's so new.
     
  4. gotanimac thread starter macrumors member

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    can i just show up at an apple store and they'll look at it?
     
  5. symbology macrumors regular

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  6. rworne macrumors 6502

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    They won't do anything if they do not see the problem. Did anything ususual appear in the logs? Are the shutdowns occurring with greater frequency?

    I have the same i7 iMac you do, and I went through hell with an iMac G5 that showed similar problems to yours.
     
  7. Unfair macrumors member

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    Yea - was having the same issue. Taking it down to 12gb of RAM solved it.
    Now if I can just figure out why ever song skips in iTunes and I get random 'beachball' freezes at random. My iMac will finally be usable!
     

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