iMac Never Shuts Down!

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

  1. No0b3rT macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    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


    May 30, 2005
    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


    Oct 20, 2009
    Kingsport TN
    Try Disk Utility Disk repair as sometimes that will correct issues
  4. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
  5. Glen Quagmire macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    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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