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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2007
    Macbook Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram
    Macbook does not shutdown
    Hi to all!

    I've had my macbook for 3 weeks now, and I love it, everything is great! BUT when I use my macbook for a long time, say more then an hour, and I try to shutdown my macbook, nothing happens, it just stays on, and I can't shut it down. I have to hold the power button for 5 sec, and then it turns off.

    I can't seem to figure out what it is, and I did some research with no luck on the net.

    Anyone have any idea?


  2. #2

    Gamalen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 18, 2007
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Macbook white 13' Core 2 duo 2.0 Ghz, 1.5 G Ram, 160 GB Hard Drive
    Hi there,

    Have you tried fixing your permissions to ensure everything is working correclty?

    I also downloaded this free progam called onyx to perform maintenance scripts on mac osx.

    Also if you go to "shutdown" and just close the lid, the laptop goes into sleep mode. You have to wait until the lid is completely closed to ensure that it is shut off. I know there have been times where I thought I had shut it down, but it was actually in "sleep" mode. Hope this helps.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jun 23, 2007
    I've been having a similar problem. My Macbook takes a really long time to shutdown. It will shutdown eventually, but it takes forever to do so. I've tried repairing permissions. I have a feeling that this has to do with a recent patch/update.

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    hagios1972's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    If your MacBook is just 3 weeks old, I would call Apple Care. When you do and you get the answer to the puzzle, please let us know. Cheers.

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Aug 25, 2007
    Macbook Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram
    Thanks for all the posts guys,

    I did the fix the permission option, and so far so good, but I don't know if it will fix it for good. I do believe that it might be an update issue, so hopefully apple will have a fix for it soon.

    I will keep on monitoring this, and if it continues, I will contact Applecare to find out what's wrong.

    If anyone else has any ideas, please share your ideas! thanks!

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