Mac Mini will not shut down

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bacong, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Bacong macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    My Late '09 Mac Mini absolutely will not shut down normally through the command. (specs in sig) I went through the command yesterday, took a nap and when I came back to the computer nearly 5 hours later it still hadn't I've fixed permissions. Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    I don't even know the keyboard command to shut down - I always use the Apple menu.
     
  3. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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  4. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    I meant that I shut down via the menu.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    When you tell it to shut down, do you get the Shut Down dialog box?

    Do you let it complete the automatic shut down countdown or do you click the Shut Down button?

    When you come back is the Desktop still on the screen?

    Have you tried quitting any/all software that you have running before issuing the Shut Down command?
     
  6. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    Yes, of course I select the shut down dialog. Everything is normal until it gets to the blue screen right before it would normally shut down, except nothing happens from there.
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Boot with OS X install disk
    Open Disk Utilities
    Repair disk
     
  8. Bacong thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bacong

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    I'll try both of those suggestions should either fail, thanks.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    My drobo control panel stops my mini shutting down. I have to force quit the control panel before my mini will even think about closin down.
     

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