My Macbook won't shut down.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mintra, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. mintra macrumors newbie

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    I bought my Macbook in December 2009. (MC207LL/A). Recently, it won't shut down properly if I go to the apple menu or press the power button then click shut down on the screen, it will restart the system everytime so I have to press and hold the power button to shut it down. I tried logging out and then logged in as a guest and run the disk repair but that didn't work. I also noticed if I closed the monitor down to put my mac to sleep, when I open it up, it feels quite warm below the keyboard area so I don't know if it's related to the shut down problem. I am also running a Snow Leopard / Lion partition. Booted from either partition didn't solve the shut down problem. I have to press and hold the power button everytime. Please let me know what I can do. Thank you.
     
  2. madmacfan macrumors 6502

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    Try a SMC reset and zap the pram.
     
  3. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    do the smc and pram reset also use disk utility and repair permissions.
     
  4. mintra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both. But I tried resetting the SMC and PRAM and I still cannot shut down properly. My macbook keeps restarting unless I press and hold the power button.
     
  5. omri617 macrumors newbie

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    Try :

    System preferences -
    Energy Saver -

    On Battery / Power adapter tabs : which boxes are checked?
     
  6. mintra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi! All boxes are checked. Thx.
     
  7. mintra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just erased everything and did a clean reinstallation osx 10.6 on that partition. I still can't shut down my macbook properly. It still keeps restarting. Please help. Does this have anything to do with a cheap 3rd party Magsafe charger?
     
  8. omri617 macrumors newbie

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    Uncheck all boxes . including the 4 Power Adapter boxes
     
  9. mintra thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I unchecked all boxes in both Snow Leopard and Lion partition but the restarting still continues. Is there any other advice? I really appreciate it.
     
  10. omri617 macrumors newbie

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  11. targetpro macrumors newbie

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    Same exact issue


    Did you get this problem solved? I'm having the exact same issue now.


    I just downgraded from Mavericks to Snow Leopard. (Couldn't stand how slow Mavericks was on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro.) At the same time, I removed the optical drive and dropped in an SSD.


    I fixed Disk Permissions, reset PRAM and SMC, along with everything else I could think of.


    Mac will not stay in sleep more, and shutting down simply causes it to reboot.


    Please help!
     
  12. Blake4321 macrumors newbie

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    Hello there!
    I saw this and created an account specifically to reply to this thread as I've experienced the same thing.
    The issue is something physically wrong in the department of power supply. My Mac Pro 2012 tower, when I first plugged it in, did the exact same thing it continuously rebooted as if stuck in a loop, and freaked the crap out of me. Afterwards one of the USB ports didn't function correctly (could not power devices through it) and so I took it in for repair. Turns out the powerboard I plugged it into was dodgy, and the logic board needed to be replaced.
    I'd say you should:
    1. Buy the damn Apple brand charger (the appropriate voltage for your computer, there are different ones!!!!) i mean come on you already spent how much on the computer itself.
    2.run a hardware test and take the computer in to be looked at. Power problems can cause a huge range of problems with computers it could have caused a number of things to happen.

    Hope this helps.
    P.s they fixed it up and it has been humming along nicely for years now :)
     

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