MacBook won't shut down, no apps work!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Littlebug, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Littlebug macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey guys, here's the situation:

    I can't open any of my applications (except finder). They just bounce for a minute and then do nothing. I tried opening Activity Monitor and Task Manager (cmd+opt+esc) but NOTHING happens!

    When I move my mouse to the top right bar, it becomes a spinning wheel/beach ball. Time/date/battery haven't changed since this problem began yesterday.

    Finally, I can't turn off my Mac. Even when I press the button for a minute, nothing happens.

    Thanks for any help, this is my first post here :)

    M
     
  2. dorx3 macrumors newbie

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    #2
    This same thing is happening to me! Please help.
     
  3. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

    Intelligent

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    #3
    Since you dont specify what computer you use i dont know if this will work, But take out the battery. If its a Macbook it will work.
     
  4. dorx3 macrumors newbie

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  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    #5
    Can you get to Terminal?
    Four finger pinch on trackpad->Utility->Terminal

    If yes, you could try a shutdown command from there:
    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h now
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    #6
    In the event that your Mac is totally frozen, you can hold the power button and it will shut off. This is not recommended except when totally frozen.

    I would recommend repairing permissions in Disk Utility.
     
  7. dhjdhj macrumors newbie

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    #7
    For what it's worth, I have the same problem. I have to remote ssh into the machine to execute a shutdown.
     

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