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Laptops too?
Authored by: mike666 on Oct 11, '05 11:09:59AM

When unplugging the power adapter from any of their portables, Apple officially recommends that it be unplugged from the portable first then from the AC outlet to avoid causing problems with the PMU. If the power drops or goes out completely, this is essentially like unplugging your adapter in reverse. I've seen brownouts cause problems with both a desktop and a portable at the same time. This may only happen a fraction of the time but why take chances? Fortunately, a PMU reset or leaving the portable shut down for a while can usually get things back to normal. More seriously though, most power strip surge protectors are majorly inferior to the spike protection circuitry in a UPS - and the right type of power spike could easily take out your power adapter, your DC-in board or even your logic board.



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