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mac go crash [Jun. 13th, 2001|03:50 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
My mac locked up. That didn't take long.

heh. :-P

Update: crashed again! (but this time the power button doesn't even work! woo! time to pull the plug.....)

[User Picture]From: visions
2001-06-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
what kinda mac do you have? running os x?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-13 03:51 pm (UTC)
read my previous post
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[User Picture]From: visions
2001-06-13 03:53 pm (UTC)
yeah, i was reading top down. my bad.
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From: thisjunky
2001-06-13 03:52 pm (UTC)
my mac has been known to ensure blood shed and horrible pain. It's a monster. Imonster.
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[User Picture]From: christowang
2001-06-13 03:54 pm (UTC)
When we got our first iMac at work for support purposes, it crashed when it first booted... that was impressive.
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[User Picture]From: steve
2001-06-13 04:03 pm (UTC)
At my school they bought an iMac for video editing. When I first went in to use it, it froze up about 3 times in a row. I asked the teacher what was up, and he told me it was overheating and had to sit for a while!!! Stupid convection cooling systems, don't even work WHEN ITS HOT OUT! I told him they should only be allowed to be sold in Canada.
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[User Picture]From: insaint
2001-06-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
Smart. </sarcasm>
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[User Picture]From: aaron
2001-06-14 12:16 am (UTC)
Your teacher probably made that up. The operation conditions for even a convection cooled iMac are well above 100 degrees
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[User Picture]From: steve
2001-06-14 12:17 pm (UTC)


Well, he also said someone in one of his classes has one at home that does the same thing. So if it's not the heat, I guess it could be that Mac operating systems just suck and freeze up a lot on their own...
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[User Picture]From: oncee
2001-06-13 05:41 pm (UTC)

Force Quit / Force Restart

If pressing the power button doesn't work: force quit the application by pressing control+option+escape. If you need to force restart press the control+option+command+shift +power keys. Once the it powers down you can restart by pressing the power key.

I offer the following links from the Apple Tech Info Library for further information:




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[User Picture]From: idigital
2001-06-13 11:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Force Quit / Force Restart

Don't use the shift key - you don't have an iMac/G3/G4. You just press Command Option Power and you get the cute startup chime.

Also, note that this is more likely to restart than the power button - if the system crashes the power button's ignored, but not the keyboard.
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[User Picture]From: aaron
2001-06-14 12:13 am (UTC)


Dang.. I guess I'm more used to Mac OS X, but when I was running 9.1 it never crashed. Not that I can remember anyway. You may want to jump into the Extensions Manager and switch over to a "Mac OS 9.1 All" set, depending on what's been installed.
Of course, sometimes Macs just crash. I don't think it's more or less often than Windows 9x screwing up, but it's got a worse reputation for it.
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[User Picture]From: dethbunny
2001-06-14 02:49 am (UTC)
Is the VNC server still officially "beta"? I remember it being buggy/crashy last I used it. Then again, that was 6 months ago.
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