If an iMac is in sleep mode, and the power goes out: does it harm it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doxavita, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    If an iMac (2011) is in sleep mode (not a single app, document/file open) and there's suddenly a power outage; could this event lead to hardware and/or software damage? and damage the iMac?
     
  2. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Years ago maybe but today they think of those problems way ahead. I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Nope, as long as the hard drive isn't spinning there isn't much reason for concern.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Power outage might be fine, but you can get stuff fried when the power goes back on if you don't have a good surge protector.
     

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