SMC Reset Post Power Outage

Frost17

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Aug 17, 2011
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I've been having this problem for over a year now and it's becoming very annoying.

I have a 21" Early 08' iMac and every time the power goes out, I'm forced to do a SMC reset. If I don't, the Mac is unresponsive and doesn't do anything.

Not sure if this is normal, but I highly doubt it. Is there an alternative to fixing this? Or should I just keep doing what I've been?

Thanks.
 

rkaufmann87

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Dec 17, 2009
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Folsom, CA
I've been having this problem for over a year now and it's becoming very annoying.

I have a 21" Early 08' iMac and every time the power goes out, I'm forced to do a SMC reset. If I don't, the Mac is unresponsive and doesn't do anything.

Not sure if this is normal, but I highly doubt it. Is there an alternative to fixing this? Or should I just keep doing what I've been?

Thanks.
If you have problems with power in your area get an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) then when you have a power outage you can set the machine to shut down properly. Forced shutdowns due to power outages or user error can damage OS X and possibly the hardware. Do yourself a favor and get a UPS!
 

interrobang

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May 25, 2011
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Well, having your power go out frequently is not normal for most of us, so it's hard to say what's "normal" under those circumstances.

If you often have power failures while your system is running, you need to get a UPS.
 

Frost17

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I'll definitely look into a UPS. Outages occur almost monthly and affect the entire neighborhood, even though they only last about a minute or so.