iMac 27" doesn't shutdown

Discussion in 'iMac' started by radicalgel, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. radicalgel macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    My iMac 27" Late 2013 is taking ages to shutdown. It goes to the white screen and the spinning wheel goes on forever and I have to hold the power button down to force shut it down. After trying several things I realized that it only happens when I have file sharing enabled.Can someone please help me figure out why this is happening. My MBP shutsdown fine even though file sharing is enabled.
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    While I can't help with why it's behaving like this, I can tell you that repeatedly forcibly turning the machine off while it's working (or trying to work) is a recipe for disaster.
  3. radicalgel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    Yes I know it's a terrible idea to keep force shutting down my iMac, which is why I'm hoping someone here can help.


    I am seriously considering a clean install of 10.9.1. Would this help?
  4. IA64 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2013
    Mine takes around half a minute to shutdown - very irritating when your startup is 8 seconds.

    Try disconnecting any attached device to the Mac. Perform SMC reset.

    Kernel log might give you an idea about what's going on. Check it in the console.
  5. mossy macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2013
    I have the same problem. As mentioned above - external disks attached seem to slow it down. It wakes them up (which is slow) - to shutdown the machine. I have my suspicions about Mavericks also:eek:
  6. radicalgel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2009
    Well I went ahead and did a clean install and things seem fine but I'm only having trouble with my Epson printer. Before I did the clean install, all I had to do was connect the printer, go to sys prefs>printers, hit the '+', select my epson 1390 and hit add and it went ahead and download and installed the relevant drivers. However, now, after the clean install, it says software for 'software for this printer isn't available from apple' when I hit the '+' and select my printer. Also the add button is greyed out. So did the clean install remove some printer that previously comes with the mac?
  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604


    Jul 30, 2003
    I only see one Epson model 1390, and that's the EPSON Stylus Photo 1390.
    Is that the Epson model that you have?
    Your system should see that printer, as the software is provided from Apple.
    You could also download and install the master set for all supported Epson printers from here:

    If you don't have the Stylus Photo 1390, then you have to go to Epson for that download. That's a fairly old printer, so I expect that Epson won't support it on Mavericks, either.

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