My iMac Froze!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skeen, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. skeen macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I was watching a movie in VLC today, and to my surprise, my iMac actually froze! Crashed! I couldn't move the mouse, quit the app, switch to another Space, nothing! It had actually crashed!

    I have a new white iMac - I got it earlier this year. Is this known to happen from time to time? I never expected it would crash.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Technically it froze. A crash akin to windows blue screen of death is called a 'kernel panic' on the mac.

    But the end result is still the same.

    These things happen, thankfully not that often. No technology is impervious to those nasty little gremlins in the system ;)

    But seriously, unless it's doing this on a regular basis then I wouldn't be concerned.
     

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