help! my macbook wont shut off!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by domo, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. domo macrumors newbie

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    my macbook is acting crazy. I try to turn it off/restart/logoff and it always stops half way saying finder wont quit then it says it has time out. I have drain the battery to see if that would get it to shut down but that didn't work. Any ideas whats wrong with finder? help! lol here are some pics. when i try to turn it off only the top bar goes away but the dock just stays there.
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You could just turn it off via the power button.

    You might want to open up Console (USE SPOTLIGHT TO FIND IT) and check out All Messages to figure out what Finder is hanging on.

    What third party login items do you have?
     
  3. domo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the power button won't work.

    Going to try console now.

    have no clue what are third party login items lol
     
  4. domo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it seems finder can't quit anything. no matter what it is. i open whats keeping me and this is what i get after trying to turn off the mac it now says that whats keeping me cant quit.
     

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Holding down the power button until the computer powers off won't work?
     
  6. domo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok that worked. I didn't know you could hold the power button like that. I thought you just click it. And now everything works again. thanks.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    you could also have just removed the battery.
     

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