Mac Problem.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Smatzy, May 16, 2010.

  1. Smatzy macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I'm posting because I have a strange problem with my iMac intel (which i bought two years ago now).

    The problem is this: - He reboots alone without any message or asking me to do it, it's just like a power switch off but it's not! because when it happens I didn't noticed any variation on the light or other running devices using the same plug...

    He can do it between 1 and 10 times in one day, or once a week or nothing for a month. Lately he reboots while he is rebooting... and that what worry me.

    I thought it could be a virus or even a corrupted application so I installed ClamXav but he didn't find a thing, then I tried MacScan but nothing wrong fund too.

    Anyone can tell me what that can be? :(

    Thanks for reading.
     
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  3. Smatzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that but I forgot to say it. It didn't fixed it.

    I'll try that then wait and see what happens :D I'll tell you if it fixed it or not but, I can't say when... since he reboots when he wants to do it... no matter if I'm running applications or when he is just turned on with only the OS activity :confused:
     
  4. Smatzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I tried PRAM reset... it didn't work either, he rebooted twice since I made that.
    Thank you anyway Hellhammer, I didn't know all that.

    Any other idea of what this can be?

    Thnaks.
     
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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_doesn't_boot
     
  6. Smatzy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well well well... I maybe didn't use the correct word to explain my problem.

    So I'll replace Reboot by restart then...

    It's like he switches off then on alone without asking me anything. But I was searching more information about this on google, and I found that maybe I bought an iMac with a problem in his plug and mother board. All the iMac manufactured in middle 2007 with the the model ID: iMac7,1 can present problems like mine. So the best thing to do is maybe to go and contact the Apple store, the problem is I do not have the warranty anymore... :D but people said that it doesn't matter because is a manufactured problem that must be replaced even for free if it really that case.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Did you TRY those steps anyway? They fix multiple issues, not just booting issues
     
  8. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    Hope you got applecare, sounds more like a hardware problem than software!
     

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