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Yea hi i was on my mac today simply surfing the web and checking my emails, when all of the sudden my screen decided to turn grey with a warning saying "your computer is malfunctioning please hold down the power button to turn it off and then click the power button again"

i was wondering what could have prompted this as the warning didnt indicate why the computer wasnt functioning.
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How about some more information? Your Mac: Year, Model? Which version of OS X? And more importantly, what happened after you rebooted?
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I think its the late 2009 Imac series
10.6.6 OS
3.06 GHZ intel core 2 duo
4gb 1067 mhz ddr3
500gb HDD
nvidea geforce 4600

and after i rebooted absolutely nothing happened it was jst as if i was turning it on like i do in the morning. completely standard start up
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Have you installed RAM? If you have remove the stick/sticks you have put in and see if that helps.

Good luck!

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Well, it could be anything from "Gremlins" to a power glitch. As long as your machine is starting normally and working OK, I wouldn't be concerned about it. If it starts acting up and you get that warning several times, post back and we'll give you some suggestions for trouble shooting.
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