Anyone else having their Mac randomly reboot?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dolphin842, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is due to the 10.5.4 update or not, but shortly after upgrading... my iMac (Core Duo 1.8ghz) randomly rebooted while it was just sitting there, doing nothing. I've had this happen in the past, but I traced it to having AirPort internet sharing on without having the AirPort radio on. None of that is going on now... so I'm wondering what the culprit might be. Any guesses... past experiences?
  2. sebsomac macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2008
    I have the same problem, whilst just sitting there doing nothing the gears would come up and the iMac would restart itself, tried calling Apple, they only said to bring the iMac in to a Apple Store, with the nearest store 3 hours away that's no option!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    What are the Energy Saver > Schedule settings? Check them to see if somehow your computer has been set to reboot.

    Try moving [User > Library > Preferences] to the Trash (but don't delete - yet) and then rebooting. Hopefully, you can then go back to SysPrefs and reset Energy Saver. If things return to normal, you can delete the old pref file.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    They can also send you a box to mail to them I believe.

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