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playm0de 03-26-2006 12:19 AM

Computer will not restart
 
Whats a safe way to shut it down?

baggss 03-26-2006 01:06 AM

Hold down the power button until it turns off.

coach_z 03-26-2006 01:11 AM

why wont it restart? is it frozen?

make sure that all your applications are quit and that you have not minimized your update windows telling you to restart after your update?

check out activity monitor make sure everything isnt frozen, or you can command-option-esc

um, worse comes to worse you can accidentally unplug it, or hold down your power button until it shuts off
-chris

playm0de 03-26-2006 10:45 AM

Ok I held the power button down, shut it off, then turned it back on. Is this bad for the computer?

digg 03-26-2006 10:47 AM

No, this is the same way as going into a menu and then turn it off! It does not do anything to the Mac.

playm0de 03-26-2006 10:52 AM

Ok good...Just want to keep the apple of my eye in good care. :p

Kokopelli 03-26-2006 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by digg
No, this is the same way as going into a menu and then turn it off! It does not do anything to the Mac.

Not quite. If you hold down the power button for 5-10 secs, can't remember how long it is precisely, that shuts down the system without going through the normal shutdown procedure.

It is not terrible but I would not recommend shutting your system down in that manner unless the OS is locked.

Pressing the powerbutton briefly and selecting shutdown is the same as selecting it from the menu.


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