Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jun 26, 2010
    Posts
    20
    When my MacBook crashes and I shut it down via power button
    So sometimes my MacBook seems to 'crash' while its sleeping (i.e. it won't activate the monitor). So I shut it down with the power button and when I try pressing the power button to start up again, it doesn't start up....I keep pressing it and eventually it restarts the computer.

    I've learned to live with the inconvenience of crashing when it goes to sleep, but I'm worried about this restart issue.

  2. #2

    MacDude121's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2010
    Posts
    1,426
    Specs:
    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    Quote Originally Posted by mhandelman1 View Post
    So sometimes my MacBook seems to 'crash' while its sleeping (i.e. it won't activate the monitor). So I shut it down with the power button and when I try pressing the power button to start up again, it doesn't start up....I keep pressing it and eventually it restarts the computer.

    I've learned to live with the inconvenience of crashing when it goes to sleep, but I'm worried about this restart issue.
    I'm confused. How does it "crash"? Does it just shut down, gets stuck in sleep mode? How long has it been doing this? Also, what are your MacBook's specs?

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Won't wake from sleep I'm guessing the OP means.
    Hard shut downs are not good, and can easily corrupt your OS.

    What version of OS X do you have?

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Jun 26, 2010
    Posts
    20
    Yes, it won'r wake from sleep is exactly the problem. This is a first generation Black MacBook running Mac OS 10.4.11. I think the problem, 'won't wake from sleep mode' started 6 months ago (sometimes it wakes from sleep mode properly). While, the 'won't power up phenomenon' started happening a couple weeks ago.

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2009
    Location
    Down Under :D
    Posts
    5,484
    Specs:
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    If you have any external usb devices connected when this happens this could be the cause.

    Ok, first of all I would try an SMC reset.
    Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

    I would also reset the PRAM
    Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM

    If that failed to fix it I would try downloading the combo updater of OS X 10.4.11.
    Mac OS X 10.4.11 Combo Update (Intel)

    Next up, if that didn't do it, a clean install of your whole OS.
    -Boot from the install disc holding C while booting until you see the spinning gear.
    -Select language and click continue.
    -Select utilities>disk utility in the menu bar (this takes a few seconds to appear).
    -Select the HD at the top of the list on the left.
    -Click erase tab.
    -Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled).
    -Name Macintosh HD.
    -Click erase.
    -Quit disk utility menu, and continue with installation.


    If none of the above did the trick, I would be making an appointment to have it assessed by Apple.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Only way to shut down iMac is power button
    By donviejo in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-29-2014, 08:00 PM
  2. Macbook broken power button solved (starting without power button)
    By smokey-waters in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-13-2013, 07:23 AM
  3. iPhone 3GS, Power button works but wont shut off???
    By calichris in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-02-2010, 08:54 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2010, 09:41 PM
  5. Use power button to shut down?
    By gazzer82 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-15-2007, 09:51 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •