Woke Up To Mini Shut Down

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  1. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

    b-rad g

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    Well I had Handbrake all queued up with 15 moives that I ripped from my collection and left the Mini and HB to do their thing over night and they would all be ready to go into iTunes this morning......or so I thought.:rolleyes:

    I wake up this morning to the Mini completely shut down! At first I panicked thinking something went horribly wrong and the Mini is dead.:eek: But I hit the power button and she came right up and Handbrake even remembered the entire queue and asked if I wanted to reload it. So now I will let it run all day while I'm at work.:cool:

    But what I want to know is what happened or how do I find out what happened???? When I powered up there were no errors or signs of anything had happened, it was just like it decided to turn off. Can anyone give any insight on this???
     
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  3. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    WOW! Fast reply Sim! No it was definitely OFF. I have the Mini connected to the HDTV in the living room and have it set to NEVER sleep or display off.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    And what does have Console have to say for the time you left the Mac mini and got back to it?
     
  5. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry I meant to say that I would have to check that when I get home from work. Thanks for replying.
     
  6. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

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    Any chance the mini overheated? I found when I had a mini server running handbrake it would run at the peak of the thermal limits with the fans blasting. If you were doing movies back to back, and the mini may not have good ventilation it could have hit the limits and shut down.

    On the flip side, I've had Handbrake crash on me numerous times, so it might have just been a fluke (or maybe even a power surge or brief outage).

    When you get the movies going again, check the temps and see how they look during the encode process.
     
  7. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know the temp shoot up during HB encoding, but I use SMC Fan Control during the entire process and have never hit peak temps before. Usually my temp hangs around 65C the enitre time with the fans running at 4000k rpm. Unless the fans just quit working then it shouldn't have been overheating.

    Could have been a blip in the power, but none of the clocks in the house were flashing, so if it was an outage it would have had to been super quick and even then I don't know if the Mini would have cut off.

    Here's hoping it was just a fluke or something with HB, but usally HB gives an error and asks if you want to report it.
     
  8. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. I just got home from work and the Mini has been going all day and is still going strong with 6 more encodes left so no problems today. Hopefully last night was just a fluke. Looked in the Console, but couldn't find anything that stood out as an error before it shut off.

    All I saw was the Mini backed up to the Time Capsule and finished at 12:00 midnight last night and the log stopped at 12:03am and then showed the boot up this morning when I turned it on at 7:00am.
     
  9. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Look at your /var/log/system.log

    Find the time in the log that you turned the system on this morning and right above that it might show you what happened.

    It won't show much if it took a power hit. Any other type of shutdown even most crashes with write something. If it was a crash then you can look into the core dump file(not fun).
     
  10. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here is what was in /var/log/system.log from the time the Time Capsule ejected until I powered it back on at 7am.


    Jan 20 00:00:28 Mac-mini com.apple.backupd[46869]: Ejected Time Machine network volume.
    Jan 20 00:03:28 Mac-mini com.apple.usbmuxd[61]: _SendDetachNotification (thread 0x7fff73fb0960): sending detach for device 28:6a:ba:f0:3d:83@fe80::2a6a:baff:fef0:3d83._apple-mobdev._tcp.local.: _BrowseReplyReceivedCallback got bonjour removal.
    Jan 20 00:03:28 Mac-mini iTunes[29893]: _AMDDeviceDetached (thread 0x115e47000): Device 'AMDevice 0x7f99dd037130 {UDID = 8ab2e158fa0cd3c01badc767e65358cbd31ae557, device ID = 4970, FullServiceName = 28:6a:ba:f0:3d:83@fe80::2a6a:baff:fef0:3d83._apple-mobdev._tcp.local.}' detached.
    Jan 20 00:03:28 Mac-mini iTunes[29893]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73fb0960): Unexpected connection closure...
    Jan 20 00:03:28 Mac-mini ath[29900]: _AMDDeviceAttachedCallbackv3 (thread 0x7fff73fb0960): Device 'AMDevice 0x102ee19c0 {UDID = a3f4719a701eedad37ce610460b0e7172397086e, device ID = 4974, FullServiceName = 78:a3:e4:6b:08:4b@fe80::7aa3:e4ff:fe6b:84b._apple-mobdev._tcp.local.}' attached.
    Jan 20 00:03:28 Mac-mini ath[29900]: _AMDDeviceAttachedCallbackv3 (thread 0x7fff73fb0960): Device 'AMDevice 0x102ee2eb0 {UDID = 653f14a160f62799effcd852924bfd95dfe61e64, device ID = 4962, FullServiceName = 60:c5:47:50:5a:86@fe80::62c5:47ff:fe50:5a86._apple-mobdev._tcp.local.}' attached.
    Jan 20 07:00:42 localhost bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1327060842 0
    Jan 20 07:00:59 localhost fseventsd[15]: event logs in /.fseventsd out of sync with volume. destroying old logs. (3409366 16 3434127)
    Jan 20 07:00:45 localhost com.apple.launchd[1]: *** launchd[1] has started up. ***
     
  11. jezzy macrumors member

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    I've had somewhat a similar issue too this past week, converting about 20 episodes to apple TV format, and let it run all night.. and after 5 episodes, handbrake crashed requesting to send a crash report to Apple.

    Once I re-opened handbrake, it'd say reload the queue? If i did yes, it would crash once again.

    I now put no more than 5 episodes to convert.. perhaps we've had overheating ?
     
  12. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine definitely wasn't due to overheating as I run SMC Fan Control to keep the fans up and the temps down. As I said earlier when HB is running full tilt I have the fans set at 4k rpm and the temps hover right at 65C.

    Mine ran through the 15 I reloaded into the queue and everything worked perfectly this time.
     
  13. Jefferyd32 macrumors regular

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    I had the same thing happen to me today. My mini just turned off sometime last night. I happened once previously when handbrake was running, but this time it was not, and now I can't get anything to display from it. If is just unresponsive. Arggg, I run all my media through this mini, and would really like it to be fixed.
     
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    Yeah I usually use rip it to rip the DVD and handbrake to encode.
     
  16. b-rad g thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I use RipIt + Handbrake + Identify = Movie in iTunes

    Hopefully it was just a fluke cause I just ran 46 encodes nonstop back-to-back and not a single problem and everything went fine.
     

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