mac pro crashes at first sign of any vibration

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

  1. iamlevicious macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2010
    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

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    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

    May 6, 2008
    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


    Feb 9, 2008
    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


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    Just ask for a replacement even if it stopped acting weird.
  6. iamlevicious thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2010
    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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