Strange occurrence can anyone explain

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by O.G.Q, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. O.G.Q macrumors newbie

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    so in my flat there are 3 people with MBP, the other day we were all in our own rooms when all the MBP randomly restarted at the exact same time for no apparent reason.. anyone have any ideas what caused this ?
     
  2. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    powercut/power surge
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Not too likely, unless all laptops were running on adapter only, with dead or no battery.
    Even one with a battery with some charge, would simply run off the battery, and not affected at all by a power surge - same as just pulling the power cord.

    "...restarted at the exact same time …" from 3 separate locations couldn't be called "random" IMHO.

    The OP has left some important detail out.

    One possibility that makes sense - all MacBook Pros are connected to the same server (not just to the same router), with controlling software like Apple Remote Desktop sending a restart command to all connected computers.
     
  4. O.G.Q thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so my one was not attached to the charger, there wasn't a power cut because nothing else went off and they were all connected to the same wifi network, i live in student accommodation so not sure why there would be any sort of restart command ?
     
  5. tortur3r macrumors newbie

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