mac pro crashes at first sign of any vibration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iamlevicious, May 14, 2010.

  1. iamlevicious macrumors newbie

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    I just received a new Mac Pro as a graduation present. During the intial set up of the machine, I noticed it crashed a few times. As time went on, I began to notice that it would crash anytime it would be subject to some sort of disturbance or vibration. My brother and I did a few tests and found that after tapping or pounding the tower, it would crash. My question: what is the source of the crash? is this a hard drive related problem? This isn't a big deal since it is brand new. I can just get it replaced if need be but Id like to know now so i can take the proper precautions.
     
  2. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Try re-seating your hard drives, memory sticks, and your video card. If that doesn't do it, take it back.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Check the power cables, particularly the main connector on the logic board. It may have been knocked loose, but not completely off during shipping.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Can you make sure your power is grounded?

    And please don't pound your computer thinking it's good for the computer.
     
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Just ask for a replacement even if it stopped acting weird.
     
  6. iamlevicious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can assure you I wasn't "pounding" my computer like some angry gorilla - I was literally just tapping the case firmly.
     

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