Does your MBA hang on shutdown and restart?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by maestrokev, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

    maestrokev

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    #1
    It's been happening for a while now and I had hoped 10.5.3 would fix.

    When I choose to restart or shutdown, 90% of the time it hangs on grey screen after logging out and I have to hold down power button to shutdown. No apps hanging.

    Also have problem where when I open the cover to bring my MBA out of standby mode, I'll be presented with the logon screen. I'll type my password and my screen goes blank like it's gone back to sleep but the power light is fully lit. Have to close cover, wait till it goes on standby, then open cover to bring up password logon again.

    Should I reinstall OS X again?
     
  2. Alkiera macrumors regular

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    The second problem is fairly common, but I've had it less of late, not sure why.

    The only time I've had shutdown problebs has been with apps that don't want to quit properly; Adium and MiniBatteryLogger being prime culprits. For some reason when killed by the launcher instead of by the user, they act tend to act up. If I close them manually before trying to shut down, they quit nicely.

    I've not had it hang on the grey screen before.
     
  3. urbnsoul macrumors newbie

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    My MBA also has an occasional hang or two before trying to restart or shutdown. I really don't know what causes it. It might be from application launchers shutting down programs instead of manually being terminated as has been mentioned.
     
  4. maestrokev thread starter macrumors 6502a

    maestrokev

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    I have the exact same apps installed on my MB and MBP, so they're all mirror images of each other. My MB and MBP rarely exhibit these symptoms, it's just my MBA so I don't think I have apps that are hanging in the background.
     

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