My MBP13 occasionally takes too long to shut down.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Helljumper, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Helljumper macrumors member

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    I was a Windows user up until a few months ago so this isn't that big a deal, but lately, my MBP takes longer than usual to shut down. Usually, it's no more than 2-3 seconds. Now, most of the time it's normal, but sometimes it takes like 20-30 seconds and there is a spiraling icon (hard to describe, think of something refreshing or loading) on the blue screen.

    I know it's not a big deal, but I'd like some kind of explanation as to why my MBP is doing this and if it's a sign of worse things to come.
     
  2. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    All it's doing is doing its processes for shutdown, which could occasionally take some time, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  3. Helljumper thread starter macrumors member

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    Now this is happening pretty much every time I shut down...
     
  4. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    check your printer queue..if you have print jobs pending, i know that has messed with mine and other user's MBP sleep function..perhaps it happens for shutdown as well - i cannot remember whether or not it affected mine..

    let me know if this helps.
     
  5. moel macrumors 6502

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    Also check your not connected to any sort of file server be it ftp or a windows server. If it's having to dismount them it can take an age

    Failing all of this, open up disk utility in applications -> utilities and repair your disk permissions
     
  6. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    Mine used to show the spiral but never actually shut down, even if you waited more than an hour. I did a PRAM reset and, over a year later, it hasn't done it since.
     

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