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MacPro reboots when knocked.
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Jul 31, 2009, 11:21 AM
 
Is this normal? I've knocked it a couple times with my leg and it reboots. Checked the external power cables and everything is tight.
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Jul 31, 2009, 01:21 PM
 
That's not normal for any computer. There's a loose connection somewhere. Or a bad cable connector.
     
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Jul 31, 2009, 07:53 PM
 
Please don't think I'm suggesting you're an idiot, but is the power cord plugged in securely?
     
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Jul 31, 2009, 08:08 PM
 
Great troubleshooting suggestion.

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Aug 1, 2009, 03:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by tooki View Post
Please don't think I'm suggesting you're an idiot, but is the power cord plugged in securely?
Originally Posted by iChris
Checked the external power cables and everything is tight.

No, I wouldn't say you're suggesting he's an idiot.

You are however suggesting that you should improve your reading skills.
     
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Aug 1, 2009, 07:56 PM
 
Perhaps. But sometimes, the power cords feel like they're in, but they're not...
     
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Aug 1, 2009, 08:20 PM
 
Did you try a different power cord ?

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Aug 1, 2009, 08:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Did you try a different power cord ?

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Another good suggestion, because some power cords just don't fit snug enough.

If these are not the cause, I'd suggest a loose connection of some sort inside or a short.
Check that all of the internal power cables are connected firmly to the motherboard.

I'm assuming it's not restarting gracefully...
     
   
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