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    Computer will not restart

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

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    Computer will not restart
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    Hold down the power button until it turns off.


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    Computer will not restart
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    i dont have no mac's
    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
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    when?
    i dont remember

  4. #4
    Computer will not restart

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

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

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    Computer will not restart

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

  7. #7
    Kokopelli
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    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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