Power Outage while computer turned on

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by joshua_msu, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. joshua_msu macrumors regular

    joshua_msu

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    Hello y'all. My power went out while I was using my iMac today. I was wondering if this could have caused any damage to the computer and if I have to run any utilities etc to investigate? Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't worry about. I'd be more concerned about unsaved work that might have been lost.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    If the OS booted up fine, i wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It's probably fine. The file system and drive itself have some protection for such things.

    If you want, boot off your Leopard install disk (or Mac's disk 1) and run Disk Utility Repair Disk.

    If your power goes out frequently and or you have brownouts, a UPS is probably a good thing to get. Evan a small one will keep it running through short outages and/or glitches.
     
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  6. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Always a good idea to have a power backup. I run a 2 different APC on 2 different computers.
     
  7. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    This happened once while I was on my eMac. I couldn't get it working, no matter what. Then I just got angry, pressed the button as hard as I could and it turned on! Was so happy. But no, I doubt anything bad would have happened.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    After loss of power, always verify all disks and repair if needed.
     

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