My computer shut itself down...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GanChan, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    My Mini just spontaneously shut itself off in the middle of a web-browsing session. It didn't go to sleep from non-use, because I was actively using it.

    I hit the power button and it rebooted fine, except Camino was now unable to connect to any websites. So i shut down/rebooted again and now everything seems fine.

    No surges or other electrical problems, as far as I know. No other components lost power.

    It's never done this before. How do I troubleshoot it? Or do you know what it might be? Cable modem glitch of some kind?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Stock $499 PPC Mini from 2005. Running OS 10.3.9.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Alright, I've noticed a rash of weird power supply issues in the current Core 2 Mac mini.
     
  6. GanChan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do tell. I was thinking of buying one of those. I'd be interested in any buggy-ness they are having.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    A few of the Core 2 minis worked fine for about a month and then had power adapter issues. I swapped them with the Core Duo adapters and they worked just fine.

    I got replacement adapters though from Apple for the Core 2 models.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Some macbooks as well any and all G5s also had 'rashes' of random shutdown syndrome. I don't think it too widespread or too limited to any single system.
     
  9. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Could you have kicked the power cord? Or switched off the power bar? I used to do that all the time annoying as I'll get out.
     

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