Random Restart

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dukebound85, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    What would caus ea random restart? Maybe one in 15 times, when I lock my display, I will find that in the morning, my computer had restarted without my doing

    Irritating as I rely on it for an alarm clock and as I have to log in, the alarm doesn't restart in the event this happens (almost overslept an exam today because of this)

    Any idea?

    I am on a late 09 mb with 10.6.5 running
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Practical solution: use your cell as your alarm ;)

    I'm not sure why the computer is randomly restarting. Do you have it set to automatically install updates? This could cause what you're experiencing, as when the computer installs an update that requires a restart, it gives you a timed window asking if you want to restart (I think).

    That's really the only thing I can think of...
  3. tpth macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
    Have you looked at the Console logs from overnight?
  4. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2003

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