Bumped Mac Pro tower with chair leg and it rebooted

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bontchimuz, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Bontchimuz macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    I was at my desk last night and moved my chair and accidently hit the Mac Pro tower. It immediatly shut down and rebooted.

    Is this a safety precaution that Apple has put in place?

    I have hit it before with my desk chair by mistake and it did not reboot.

    I found it very odd.

    Thanks for any insight.
  2. emt377 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Open up the console and check the system log. It should tell you why it rebooted. And if no reason is given you probably bumped the power.
  3. grue macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2003
    "Doc, it hurts when I poke myself in the eye"

    "Don't poke yourself in the eye"

  4. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    All Mac Pros are fitted with gyroscopes and motion detectors.
    On being bumped, OS X solves a matrix of partial differential
    equations, applies the results to a stress deformation model
    and calculates the likelihood of iTunes skipping. If the
    probability is greater than 1/(1 - e) the machine will reboot.

    Or maybe the power cable is loose.

    It's confusing.
  5. Bontchimuz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    How does one does this exactly?

  6. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    That's pretty funny, cos the same thing happened to me a few days ago!

    I bumped the outer right side (side opposite from the power button), and the screen went dark. At first I thought I might've knocked the video cable slightly loose, but then I heard the chime when it boots up.

    Really weird, but unless it starts doing that regularly, I'm not gonna worry about it (and I have full Applecare just in case anyway :))
  7. Bontchimuz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Thats exactly the side and what happened to me.
  8. emt377 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Run /Applications/Utilities/Console.app

    Hit "Show Log List" to see the list of available logs if it's not showing.
    Look for clues as to what might have happened in system.log or under Console Messages.

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