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iMac turned off on it's own:O


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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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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.
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Thermal shut down maybe? Accidental push of a key assigned to a shutdown/sleep function?
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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.

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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.

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oh how do you do the reset?

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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.
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oh how do you do the reset?
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93819&highlight=resetting+PRAM
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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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