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Mac Mini weird restart from sleep/screen sleep


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Hello everyone,

I have a 2012 Mac Mini that I've only had for 3 weeks. I've installed Crucial 16GB RAM and everything has been perfect. Starting about 1 day ago I noticed it doing this weird restart from waking from sleep. Usually at night I either put the computer to sleep via the Apple menu or I just put the displays to sleep by dragging my mouse into the bottom right corner (hot corners). When I wake up, I come downstairs and press the mouse/keyboard to wake it up and it wakes right up.

As of last night when I do the same thing it shows the white screen with the Apple logo like it does when you restart or shutdown. It takes a 2-3 mins to start up and acts like it would after restarting (status bar populates, apps open,). Chrome open with a message saying it was shutdown properly and asks if I want to restore my tabs.

I took a look at the logs but to be honest I have not a clue what I'm looking at. Only thing that stood out was a line reading "Goodnight Gracie....."

I appreciate any help.
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I see this happen on some macs when they are put to sleep with a browser open or a lot programs left running.

Perform some experiments by putting the unit to sleep leaving the browser open with several tabs and other programs running , see what results you get then put it to sleep with a clean slate ie nothing left open , no browsers no programs or documents. I think youll find that when a lot of things are left open it will go to the apple load up screen as it restores tabs , programs , documents and other data.



I don't own a mac,,, but I did stay at a holiday inn last night.
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I see this happen on some macs when they are put to sleep with a browser open or a lot programs left running.

Perform some experiments by putting the unit to sleep leaving the browser open with several tabs and other programs running , see what results you get then put it to sleep with a clean slate ie nothing left open , no browsers no programs or documents. I think youll find that when a lot of things are left open it will go to the apple load up screen as it restores tabs , programs , documents and other data.
I usually just leave pocket and reeder open. I actually closed everything this morning and it still did it. Someone on another forum recommended resetting the PRAM and run disk utility.
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It was the Crucial RAM. Installed the factory 4GB and everything is fine. Crucial is sending me a new 16GB setup.
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Hi
I have the same problem: after installing 16gb of Crucial RAM the mac mini sleep function faults. It doesn't properly enter sleep mode (white light stays on and does not pulse) and it re-boots when clicking the tablet.

Has installing new RAM cured the problem and how did Crucial respond to the problem please so i can be sure to get a fix?
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Folks are you actually quitting the programs or just closing the windows?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I have just re-installed the factory 4gb of Ram and the problem has immediately resolved itself just as it did for Gary86.
I have read around and there is some evidence that the 8gb Crucial's RAM is not fully Apple compliant despite their claims that it is.

I am getting a refund and will probably try Kingston instead unless anyone can recommend a best supplier option?
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I have just re-installed the factory 4gb of Ram and the problem has immediately resolved itself just as it did for Gary86.
I have read around and there is some evidence that the 8gb Crucial's RAM is not fully Apple compliant despite their claims that it is.

I am getting a refund and will probably try Kingston instead unless anyone can recommend a best supplier option?
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