Cannot get my new imac to shut down a lot.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JBradley500, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. JBradley500 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2009
    Recently i havent been able to shut my computer down and i searched but a lot of it was old info. Im guessing its some program not shutting down. When i click shut down everything closes but the wallpaper stays and the icon stays but it just idles.

    this is very irritating because the computer is like 3 weeks old and i hate hate hate pushing the power button and usually id just put it to sleep but it is storm weather time of year so i like to shut it down and unplug it.

    any help will be appreciated greaty
  2. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    Have you considered just buying a decent surge protector? I would wanna kill my self if I had to unplug my iMac after every use.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I suggest you take it to the Apple store or call apple. You shouldn't need to do this on a new computer, and do get a decent surge protector or ups.
  4. QwertyPants macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    Repair Permissons?

    you could try looking at the Activity Monitor (just search spotlight for Activity Monitor) and making sure all the programs you had been using during that session closed properly. Try using a free utility called MainMenu to clean up your cache and some junk files, it also repairs permissions and what not, it's similar to CCleaner for windows.

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