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1470 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2007 3:03 AM by Kenichi Watanabe
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2007 1:47 PM (in response to Bradford66)Hi Bradford66
This is most likely coincidence - possibly helped by the move, but not likely.
If you looked at my power-strips you would be amazed!
I've known a couple of G5 iMacs lose their HDs in the last year (both with the same symptoms) so yours may be number 3.
I'll have a look at your other thread.
Donnatoo many macs to mention
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 8:15 AM (in response to Bradford66)It's possible. I recommend investing in an uninterruptable power supply (UPS). This will guarantee your devices the proper voltage and nice clean power.
Just remember that in your previous situation different outlets does not mean necessarily that they were on different circuits back to the breaker panel.
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Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2007 3:03 AM (in response to Bradford66)My father had an overloaded power-strip. He kept having disk directory issues with his external hard drive. I kept repairing it with DiskWarrior, or doing a backup, format, and restore. The last time, I looked under the table was was amazed by the "octopus" that was the power-strip; there were so many things plugged into it. I moved things to two separate power-strips on two outlets. After doing a back-up, format, and restore, the external hard drive problem has not returned.
So, yes, I think it could be due to your outlet situation.Various including Power Mac G5, Pismo w/G4, CRT iMac (tray), Power Mac 8100 w/G3, Mac OS X (10.4.10), also Mac OS X 10.3.9 and Mac OS 9.x