Problems Shutting Down my imac 4,1 model intel core duo

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  1. RobinsonVict macrumors newbie

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    Hello...

    Please help...

    I have an Imac 4,1 model, OSX 10.6, intel core duo

    I have about three weeks with situations on my imac, when I shut it down
    it does'n recognize the command and instead of shutting down it get restarted.

    I have verify and repair disk permission with no results and I have done clean installations and the problems continues.

    I dont have the Applications Install Disk 2 to make a hardware test, I have search it on the internet but I can't find one.
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    if you can always shutdown on the 2nd attempt. Most likely that's a software problem. Since 10.10 is on the way, may be just wait for the update rather than play around with the system files now.
     
  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Is the system updated to 10.6.8 ? (max system on that model) Don't know what the above poster is thinking, your model tops out at 10.6.8

    Did you try using a key command to shut down ? (hold command/option/control & press the eject key)

    You can also hold the power button to shut down if a solution doesn't present itself soon, but it sounds like something's not quitting properly.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    oh, I miss that max OSX version part.

    Anyway, my understanding is that he can shutdown the computer, so no need to use force shutdown. However, the computer sometime perform a restart rather than shutdown.
     
  5. RobinsonVict, Oct 11, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2014

    RobinsonVict thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick replay.

    I have shut it down using the key board commands and I have even change my HD and the problem continue, When I click shutdown the computer restart.

    I have to always force the shutdown pushing the On and Off button behind the computer because of this Shutdown problem.

    I have update my OS to 10.6.8 but it's not working properly anyway.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    So, it's always restart when you command shutdown? That's a more serious matter.

    Anyway, here is the link for Apple Hardware Test
     
  7. RobinsonVict thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks h9826790 for the Link.

    I have downloaded the AHT and I did a deep test but it says there is no trouble in my computer.

    So I would have to keep searching for further solutions to my problem.
     

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