what should i do when the machine locks....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Togglehead, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Togglehead macrumors 6502

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    ok...force quit is: apple+opt+esc right?

    ok...force reboot is: apple+option+shift+power button right?


    well sometimes my machine locks and stays locked....what should i do? On PC's you can just hold in the power button for a bit, and it will "hard reboot" and allow you to restart it...scan disk...then use again....

    i cant figure out how to do that on the wallstreet....ive been pulling the battery out. Actually, when i do that....it wont restart again until i put the battery back (duh!) and then plug in the wall charger......THEN it will turn on and act normally.... but if i pull the batt and replace it, without plugging it into the wall, it wont turn on again.....normal?
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    just hold down the power button until it cuts off
     
  3. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that takes 5 seconds to do. Then leave it for 5 minutes and start it back up.
     
  4. Togglehead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no...it doesnt......i tried that...and it had no response after 30 seconds or so.....
     
  5. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, that's weird. What happens when you unplug it from the wall? :p
     
  6. Togglehead thread starter macrumors 6502

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    heh heh...nothing....if the battery is in...:p

    i guess im doing all i can,....lol
     

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