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    KiwiJenn's Avatar
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    Arrow iMac turned off on it's own:O
    oh my gosh, my iMac just turned OFF all by itself, no warning.
    What does this mean

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    It means your iMac saw you using Windows.
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    That's my web design portfolio/business^^ check me out!

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    LOL Windows is no where near it hehe

    Seriously though, why would a new iMac turn itself off. Reminds me of what a virus does in windows.

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    Idk, maybe software update ran and it had to restart or somethin? maybe you ran out of ram... maybe you accidentally hit ctrl-apple-eject?
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    Move closer to a window, the sunlight is good for the soul, and warms the body.
    LOL.
    Thermal shut down maybe? Accidental push of a key assigned to a shutdown/sleep function?
    I'm a mac noob, why am I even posting?
    Nevermind me.
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    "Accidental" control-apple-eject is even funny to a noob like me.
    So I had to look at where those three are in relation to each other but still.........
    A quick shot of Lysol on windows claims to kill viruses. Doorknobs, and countertops too. Good stuff.
    My Newbness Rules Me.

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    KiwiJenn's Avatar
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    An Mac OS Update ran last night but it didn't ask to reboot. I then turned the iMac off for the night.

    humm well it hasn't turned off again so maybe it's a good thing. lol I don't think I hit control apple eject, I haven't even done that before. New to Mac here so still learning.

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    I had this happen to me twice in an hour and the first thing I tried was the PRAM/NVRAM reset, this fixed the problem.
    Eric
    MacBook: 2GHz, 2GB RAM, Core Duo; iMac: 2.4GHz, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Both running Leopard; 160GB iPod Classic; and 16GB iPhone 3G, 1st 8GB Gen iPod Touch

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    oh how do you do the reset?

    Quote Originally Posted by saxnbass View Post
    I had this happen to me twice in an hour and the first thing I tried was the PRAM/NVRAM reset, this fixed the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiJenn View Post
    oh how do you do the reset?
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93819&highlight=resetting+PRAM

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    KiwiJenn's Avatar
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    Thanks will check this out.

    I have also done some googling and it seems that quite a few new Imac's have this problem 'turning off on there own', even imac's brought in 2007 and still the problem is around on the new 2008 iMacs.

    I kinda wonder if Apple know about this problem and know what how to fix it.


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