My friend has messed up his Mac with combo update to 10.5.3

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pi.phage, May 31, 2008.

  1. pi.phage macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Basicly, he, an Ubuntu user, sees there's a new version. He figures he should download it from the apple website. He gets the Combo update, and now the macbook won't shut down. How can he fix it?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Has he got stuff plugged into it?

    Try using the hardware power button, hold it down for 10 seconds or so
  3. Exsecrabilus macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Yep, this would be me. :D

    Well actually the MacBook wouldn't shut down before the update.

    I figured the update would fix this, so I installed the 10.5.3 Combo Update.
    Only later I figured out that this was for 10.5.0 users, not 10.5.2 users.

    Is there any way to revert this update and downgrade to 10.5.2?

    Also, can somebody help make the MacBook shutdown?
    (I tried Apple Logo >> Shut Down and the Power Button Shut down, but no luck.) :|
    (I don't want to resort to force-quitting since I hear that's bad.)
  4. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    10.5.3 Combo Update works on 10.5.2, 10.5.1, and 10.5.0
  5. Exsecrabilus macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    So.....can anyone help me with shutting down?

    Apple Logo >> Shut Down or Power Button Shut Down doesn't work.

    I tried Apple Logo >> Shut Down/Restart/Log Off and waited 1 minute for it to shut down automatically.
    The menu bars and windows just disappeared, but the Dock remained where it was.
    I click on an icon on the Dock and everything--the desktop icons and the menu bar/panel--comes back.

    Can anyone help?

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