Is my PowerMac Safe?

G5Unit

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Apr 3, 2005
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I'm calling the cops
I have all of the stuff in my specs connected to a little IKEA power strip, plus a Halogin lamp. If the power goes out will my computer go crazy?


-G5Unit
 

GimmeSlack12

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Apr 29, 2005
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G5Unit said:
I have all of the stuff in my specs connected to a little IKEA power strip, plus a Halogin lamp. If the power goes out will my computer go crazy?
If by crazy you mean that the machine will get damaged. Highly unlikely (with just a power outage). With a power surge it could hurt the machine, but a damaging power surge is rare in my experience (15 years in CA).

But if by crazy you mean the machine will attempt to murder you, then yes, a power outage will cause this.
 

CanadaRAM

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If the power goes out while the machine is writing to the hard drive (and remember OS X does this a lot in the background) there's a chance that whatever file it was writing will be damaged. And of course you'll lose any unsaved work.

If the damage occurs in a System file, there's also a chance you'll have a problem rebooting, and have to do a Disk Utility Repair and reinstall (Archive and install) from the OSX DVD.

If this bothers you unduly, buy a battery back up power supply (also known as a UPS) for $60 - $150 depending on quality and capacity.

THanks
Trevor
CanadaRAM.com
 

AJ Muni

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Aug 4, 2005
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Duff-Man said:
Duff-Man says...to really make your Powermac safe you need to put a condom on the plug that goes in the socket....oh yeah!
yeah...safe computing
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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Duff-Man said:
Duff-Man says...to really make your Powermac safe you need to put a condom on the plug that goes in the socket....oh yeah!
No, the best solution would be to teach your Power Mac the value(s) of being abstinent! ;) :D

PS- If that fails, then Duff-Man's advice is your last resort. ;)
 
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