Mac Pro turns off automaticly (without warning)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rezatayebi, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. rezatayebi macrumors regular

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    I have 3 Mac Pro`s which I use for rendering 3d scenes in maya.
    Two of them are first generation which I bought in 2007. Both of them, recently, shut down automaticly without warning (while working on heavy scenes in maya).
    At first, I thought this problem has to do something with the new Maya 2010. So I uninstalled it and started using the older version. But the problem did not go away...
    I have tried many things, from cleaning up the hardware to formating the hard drive. still not luck :(
     
  2. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    It might be over heating. See if you can get some utility to monitor the temps. Hope you have apple care :)
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

    killerrobot

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    Run Apple Hardware test to make sure you don't have any fans that are failing.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Do they go through the normal shutdown procedure or just go out like someone pulled the plug?
     
  5. BHamilton macrumors newbie

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    I pulled out the fan cage slightly to access the ODD ports, turns out the fan connector didn't re-seat properly. System shut down on me. Overheat may be the culprit as other said.

    Check your fans!
     

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