Macbook Does nothing when I click shut of or restart

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RareEarthMetal, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. RareEarthMetal macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    #1
    and it will not install updates from software update. I tried manually installing updates but they don't take effect because I can't restart the computer all I can do is shut it off. Same thing, no?

    Its been like this for like half a year but now I really want to stay up to date, especially for facetime! It says I need to install a security patch.

    Tried resetting PRAM

    Tried Booting from the disk and and running the thing that fixes ****. I forgot what its called.


    Help obi-wan you're my only hope.
     
  2. RareEarthMetal thread starter macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    I should also note that everything happens smoothly when using software update. I put my password in. I click restart. nothing happens.

    Its so frustrating.

    I have run onyx. I have no idea what to do. im on 10.5.8. it wont go any further


    HELP
     
  3. mr0c macrumors regular

    mr0c

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    Try restarting in Single User mode (Command s)

    Then at the command prompt run:

    /sbin/fsck -fy

    (It should prompt you to do this if there's an issue)

    You could also try holding the power button for 5 seconds to force shutdown - not sure if you're doing this?

    Also running Repair Disk Permissions from Disk Utility can help

    More info here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417
     
  4. RareEarthMetal thread starter macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    I've done everything except for restarting in single user mode.
    how do i get started on this?
     
  5. RareEarthMetal thread starter macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    So I ran it, but still nothing.
    Im sure it did some needed fixings though. I can't find any one who has the same problem.

    thank you :D
     
  6. RareEarthMetal thread starter macrumors member

    RareEarthMetal

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    Would anyone else volunteer to help me solve this weird problem.

    I can't find evidence of it anywhere else.
     

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