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Old 08-28-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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My Mini MAC has been shutting down and restarting on its own. No advanced warning. Donít know what problem is. Sometimes two or three times a day, very annoying. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi, is it getting warm or hot ?
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This could also be caused by bad RAM.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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Sometimes warm. When shuts down I sometimes check to see if warm and not usually.

How would I know if bad Ram? Mini Mac only a couple years old.
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Have you tried resetting the power management?
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What is power management? I donít know what it is so I havenít tried resetting it.
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Old 09-18-2019, 05:35 AM   #7
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This should help with what it is When and How to Reset Mac SMC (System Management Controller)
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As for the RAM, you'd have to find software that can test it for you. I believe I've used memtest in the past.
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