Forum Question: Sometimes MacMini just restarts itself…

MacMini sometimes just restarts itself. It may be a an issue with the hard drive or it may not be. Can I leave console running, or activity monitor running to figure out what occured just before the restart and diagnose the problem?

Comments: One Response to “Sometimes MacMini just restarts itself…”

    4/19/11 @ 9:38 am

    Leaving the Console on won’t help — it is just a viewer. You can run Console after to see if any log files show anything. Activity Viewer would only help if you were staring at it during the moment of restart and happened to notice something.
    I would suspect a power supply issue, or maybe power is going off to the machine for a second (split-second power outage or bad power strip). Could be some software doing something, but I can’t think of what.
    May need to take it to a shop to have it looked at.

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