Mac Pro 2010 Quad Core, restarted after a power outage

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by davelanger, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. davelanger macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe someone can help me with this. My mac pro restarted after a power outage automatically even though the first power outage only lasted a few seconds. Could this be the reason why it just rebooted on its own even though I did not have that box checked off under energy saver?
     
  2. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    what os are you running on you macpro it might be another bug if its lion
     
  3. davelanger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no its still snow leopard 10.6.8
     
  4. goMac macrumors 603

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    Sometimes things just happen. I don't see this as a cause for concern.

    I would see it not turning on again after a power outage as a cause of concern. :p
     
  5. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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  6. davelanger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it was on at the time. Luckily I was home and shut it down after it rebooted since the power went off and on a few more times before it went off for 18 hours.

    The reason I worry is because I always leave my mac on sleep mode and if it was to keep rebooting when it should not after a power outage, it could brick my computer from the constant turning on and off in correctly esp if the power was to cut off while its rebooting.

    I guess I could always get a better strip that has a battery but if I am not home, this may not even matter. And Yes i could just shut off the mac while I am not home, but isnt sleep mode better?
     
  7. goMac macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't worry too much about this. The amount of on/off would have to be pretty extreme to worry about bricking it.
     
  8. davelanger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well it would brick it if it was in the middle of rebooting then the power cut again. That is how my HD crashed 5 years ago. I was rebooting my computer and the power cut out in the middle of a reboot.
     
  9. goMac macrumors 603

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    Honestly? That can happen any time the power goes out, reboot or not. Reboots are actually a safer time for the power to go out, as that part of the OS is more crash resilient.

    If you're worried about that, you need a UPS.
     
  10. davelanger thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks, I may look into getting a UPS.
    Thanks for your help.
     

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