Retina Imac rebooted in the middle of the night!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richard371, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Ive had the 5k, i7, 295x, 24GB, 500SSD for a week now. I had the wake from sleep crash a couple of days ago. last night I set it to "prevent computer from sleeping when display goes to sleep. At about 3 am the computer rebooted. I got the loud chime and screen lit up waking me up I went to library/logs/crash reporter and found this.

    "Feb 25 03:01:00.234220 Richards-iMac.local discoveryd_helper[156]: Basic RemoteControl com.apple.discoveryd_helper Starting XPC Server
    Feb 25 03:01:00.234465 Richards-iMac.local discoveryd_helper[156]: Detailed RemoteControl com.apple.discoveryd_helper XPC connection 0x7f86320001c0: start (pid=48, <unknown> not root)"

    This is really frustrating on a computer of this price. Im sure Apple will tell me to reinstall the OS but Im not sure that will do any good and thats time consuming.

    Ill start by unplugging the Lacie 2 TB Porche drive and see if the crashes stop. Next I will remove the Crucial 16GB ram but the hardware and meatiest say its ok.
     
  2. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    My first suspect would be the RAM. I've seen all kinds of crazy things happen with bad RAM sticks.
     
  3. roadkill401 macrumors 6502

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    I've re-installed my mac OS about 7-8 times so far, and after the 4th time it seems to go by quite easily.. or was that the 4th bottle of wine.. not sure.

    But as a result, my iMac seems to be pretty good recently.
     
  4. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Called Apple. They were not much help. I took the Crucial RAM out and will let it run for a few days without it. I really hate these types of intermittent problems. It may happen again in a day or a week.
     

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