iMac Never Shuts Down!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by No0b3rT, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. No0b3rT macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so Recently, I've noticed that my iMac will never shut down. Literally NEVER. Usually, before I go out anywhere, I check for updates and let it reboot. So 2 Days ago, I did that. Came back 4 (FOUR) Hours later and it was STILL Shutting down.

    I have a Late 2008 Mac, with 4GB of RAM 2.66GHz, and it's Running Mac OS X Lion. Also, Last night I was on Xbox. I started playing Xbox at maybe around 10:30, and I got off at 11:45. During that whole time, my mac was trying to shut down. So that's 1 Hour 15 Minutes.

    Then, I went to bed and let it shut down while I slept. I woke up at 8:45 in the morning. So that's 9 hours + 1 hour 15 Minutes = 10 Hours and 15 Minutes.

    10 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES! And it was still shutting down!

    What can I do? I'm so sick of having to force shut it down whenever it reboots/shuts down.

    Help. Please.
     
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    You can check the logs in Applications>Utilities>Console I can't tell you exactly what to look for but that is where you would start.

     
  3. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Try Disk Utility Disk repair as sometimes that will correct issues
     
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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  5. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

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    Try resetting the PRAM - hold down Command+Option+P+R when powering on.

    Have you got any startup items? Try disabling them in System Preferences.
     

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