Why did my Mac Mini shut down on it's own?

Denise from Santa Clarita, CA

Episode 935 (10:45)

Mac Mini

Denise's Mac Mini shut down the other day and issued a "panic report." Leo says that something just crashed and the Mac shut down on it's own. It's called a 'kernel panic', and it's not that unusual. It could even have been a power surge that caused it. Generally, it's a hardware issue, but if it only happens every so often, like every six months, it's nothing to really be concerned about at this point.