Macbook pro Restarts instead of Shutting Down

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pianoman0018, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys

    I have a Macbook pro 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo witch i bought before 1 year
    before 3 days it started to doing this problem: i choose shut down and instead of that it restarts .
    i did the command option P R thing to reset but didnt work
    also does that when im going to safe mode
    i also try to clean install my operating system but still nothing happens
    the problem is there
    i did also a hardware test and everything is ok
    verify disk : ok
    permissions ok:
    i dont know what else to do
    if anyone can help i would appreciate that

    thanks
     
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    DewGuy1999

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thnx for the reply but it didnt work for me

    the problem began having the snow leopard on my macbook and i thought that was the problem so i clean install the leopard i had when i bought my mac.
    one thing i forgot to mention is that the mac it only can be shut down by holding the power button(hard shut down) and when put the power cable on starting by its own with out pressing the power button
     
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    iLog.Genius

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    Try SMC reset.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    smc reset is not holding the COMMAND OPTION P R buttons on the startup?
    cause i try that and it worked for one time but after a while the problem came back
    and it seems that my processor its working always also when i dont have any programmes running
     
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    DewGuy1999

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    Nope, that's zapping the PRAM. Here's how to reset the SMC:

    :apple: Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey there
    i tried the smc reset but it didnt make any difference. when i put iback on the power cable it turned on by its self without pressing the power button
    i also discover that my mac cannot go to sleep mode
    the only thing that it does properly is restarting
     
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    eldudorinio

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    eldudorinio

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    After some Mroogle research I've done, it seems that all similar situations have not been resolved. Even for past models. A visit to an Apple store sounds like a good idea.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Solution

    Although this post is 2 years old at least, I have found a solution for the exact same symptoms. Heating, restart instead of shutdown and boot when magsafe is connected. In my case it was due to a faulty airport card. In my case the symptoms involved as well a "no hardware detecterd" error on the airport menu, but I am not sure this will be necessarly the case as the airport card may continue working and being detected even if it causes the restart problem.

    Remove or change the airport card, or simply disconnect it from the motherbord. In that case you will loose one speaker though. I recommand trying to disconnect it just to see if it solves the problem.

    If it does, then buy a used one on ebay and do installation, approx. 40 bucks.
    Installation instruction may be found on the net.

    The wire you need to disconnect is the one that goes in the screen, but is not the connector of the screen itself :p (it is the one that is passed around the cdrom that you need to disconnect).

    Good luck!
     
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    chrisperro

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    I know this is old but yes , replace the airport card and will fix the problem. Thank you
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem on my Macbook Pro 5.1. I found that disabling Airport allowed me to shut down properly instead of holding down power key. Will look closer at Airport card as it does seem that that's the problem.
     

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