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The Mac DDD?

I’ve never really heard of this, so I’ve decided to call it the Mac Dimmed Dialog of Death. Happened to me for the first time today since I got my Mac, 14 months ago. I was always told that Mac OS X also crashes on occasion, never believed it till now.

I was working on an image in Photoshop with a dozen or so other applicaitons in the background (normal usage for me) when suddenly the screen becomes dark (it was translucent, I could still see my desktop in the background) with a dark gray dialog in the middle which says “You need to restart your computer. Please press the Power button for a few seconds”, in four languages.

On restarting I get some indecipherable report which I chose to send to Apple. Since then all has been working well. Hope it continues to!


  1. Ritwik wrote:

    So mac does crash…..muhuhaaa

    Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 1:29 pm | Permalink
  2. Casablanca wrote:

    Oops. So what they say is true. Every machine will go wrong at some point of time…

    Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
  3. Anshul wrote:

    Yeah. It’s still a computer. They’re just very sophisticated idiots.

    Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
  4. AC wrote:

    I’ve seen that on a friend’s comp..Kinda rare though

    Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 9:33 pm | Permalink
  5. I’ve had this on occassion, but in most cases it was due to a hardware failure (i.e. bad RAM).

    Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

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