MBP automatically shutting down

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  1. kgrass macrumors member

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    After about 30 minutes of inactivity my MBP tries to shut down. It is not scheduled to do this in System Preferences and I can't find anywhere else where there may be a setting to initiate this. Does anyone have any experience or ideas on how to correct this?

    Many thanks
     
  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Do you have to reboot or can you wake it with by hitting the keys?
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Repair your permissions (Disk Utility -> Repair permissions)
     
  4. kgrass thread starter macrumors member

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    MBP automatically shutting down

    I can awaken it by pressing any key - Safari prevents the shut-down since I am not there to confirm it is OK to close it.

    I have just repaired permissions per HellHammer's suggestion and will remain idle for awhile to see if that fixes it.

    I'll let you know what I find.

    Thanks
     
  5. kgrass thread starter macrumors member

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    Problem appears to be solved

    After allowing the MBP to remain idle for over an hour I returned to find that it did NOT attempt to shut down after having run repair permissions.

    Thanks HH!
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Your welcome, mate. Broken permission usually cause that kinda problems, but they are easy to solve :cool:
     
  7. kgrass thread starter macrumors member

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    MBP automatically shutting down

    Unfortunately this problem has re-appeared and repairing permissions is not curing it anymore. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  8. kgrass thread starter macrumors member

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    MPB automatically shutting down

    Since this problem continues to persist I decided to try HH's suggestion again and re-ran disk utility->repair permissions. At the end of the session I got the following message in the log: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Does this mean anything to anyone and, if so, any suggestions on what I might do about it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Karl
     
  9. kgrass thread starter macrumors member

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    Still shutting down

    My MBP still attempts a shut down after 30 minutes of inactivity. Does anyone have any ideas on what might prevent this? (Note: this is a shut-down that is being attempted - not going to sleep.)

    Many thanks!
     

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