Auto-reboot when ext. HDD unplugged

Discussion in 'iMac' started by uRabbit, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. uRabbit macrumors member

    May 13, 2011
    This morning, I was organizing cables and had to unplug one of my externals, so I ejected it in Lion, then turned it off, then unplugged it from the power strip. For some reason, the iMac instantly rebooted itself.

    I was thinking that maybe there is some sort of issue with the power strip that causes this? It has happened twice.
  2. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    Well I am not exactly sure what you mean. but check this out, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver, and check to see if "Start up automatically after a power failure" is checked. That may be what is causing the problem.
  3. uRabbit thread starter macrumors member

    May 13, 2011
    That is what I first thought of as well.

    What I did was eject the disk in OS X. Then turned it off at its power switch. And THEN unplugged it from its power source (the power strip plugged into the wall). Then it rebooted the iMac. Twice.

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