Circuit Blew with my iMac Plugged In

Discussion in 'iMac' started by musika, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. musika macrumors 65816

    musika

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    So this morning a circuit in my house blew because too many things were running at once. My brand new iMac 5K, in Sleep mode, was plugged into a Surge Protector which was plugged into my wall, so that means it had to unexpectedly power off.

    I reset the circuit, powered up my iMac, and all seems fine. I checked Disk Utility and everything seems fine after running First Aid.

    My question, though, is... How can I be sure that everything is okay and nothing was harmed?

    I'm a little paranoid, and this machine is brand new and maxed out, I just hope there's nothing wrong that I don't know about.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Run the Apple hardware test (press and hold d whilst powering on till you see a grey screen)
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Reset the circuit, power it up, and see if it seems fine. If you're inclined, you can open Disk Utility and run first First Aid on the disk.
     
  4. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

    musika

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    Thanks! I forgot about this.

    Ran it, no problems.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I suspect the surge protector saved your iMac. There is a setting on the imac to not restart after power failure - I always set it.. then press the start button after things calm down.
     
  6. musika thread starter macrumors 65816

    musika

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    Yeah I have it set that way too.
     

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