Snow Leopard anomaly

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Bill P., Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Bill P. macrumors regular

    Bill P.

    Sep 24, 2007
    After installing SL on my iMac (2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) the electricity in my neighborhood blinked on and off two times. Normally all I have to do is hit the power switch on the back of the iMac and it boots right up. Not so now. On both occasions I needed to unplug the power cord and plug it back in. The power switch then worked just fine.

    I hope Apple fixes this little inconvenience....

  2. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
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  3. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

    Sep 24, 2007
    I don't really need a UPS. I can live with this glitch but it is still a glitch that needs fixing...
  4. Cinder6 macrumors 6502


    Jul 9, 2009
    Pretty sure that's a feature. It's so that your computer won't keep trying to boot up, only to have the power flicker again, which can cause hardware damage. It's a good thing.
  5. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I noticed this the other day. We must have had a power outage some time while I was at work, because my iMac was turned off when I came home. I pressed the power button on the back and nothing happened.

    This freaked me out. I thought my iMac was broken. I checked the cord to see if it was plugged in... it was. Finally, I decided to unplug it, and then plug it back in. WHAMMY! My iMac turned on.
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    Not sure why anyone wouldn't get at least a small UPS for their system. Most people think a UPS is only good for keeping the system up and running with no power. To me, the most important part of a UPS is the protection from the power blips/cut outs/surges.

    Computer's don't like to be turned off un-gracefully....especially if the system is writing out to disk.

    Why not get a low end UPS to never have to worry about it anymore. You don't need it to run the system for more than a few minutes (so you can save and sleep/turn it off).

    Plus the built in Energy Saver is OS X can shut the system down or sleep if for you if you aren't around.

    Just my 2 cents.


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