Macbook will not turn off?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mcanadiensfan71, May 25, 2008.

  1. mcanadiensfan71 macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2007
    i have a leopoard blackbook that i got this christmas. Whenever i click apple, shutdown, it does not do anything usually. Some time it will bring up the shutdon screen where u click shutdown, but then it wont turn on. Sometimes, it will just altogether get rid of the silver bar at the top? Why will i not turn off and what can I do.

    ps. ive tried ctrl option aplle eject
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Have you run a repair and verify on your HDD? Might be some corrupted files.

    You might also want to re-image your machine with a fresh install of Leopard.

    Worse case, you can just disconnect the battery to power it down. :D
  3. toby jones macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2007
    If you press and hold the power button for about 5 second you can force shutdown your system. But still, you shouldn't have to do that to shutdown your system. When you shut it down do you get any funny noises on bootup?
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    Agreed. The first thing I would do is verify the disk, and repair the permissions. Try resetting PRAM.
  5. mcanadiensfan63 macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2007
  6. sniper910 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008

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