Screen locked with suspicious message

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jtverga, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. jtverga macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2016
    While using my MAC, the screen went dim slowly from top to bottom, and a message appeared saying:

    You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button untilit turns off, then press the Power button again.

    It was also repeated in four languages.

    I am conserned that someone is trying take over my MAC. I have not turned it off but the screen is permanently there and I cannot move the cursor or put it to sleep using key strokes.

    I need some advice please

    Stumped and Concerned
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
  3. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Yep - no concern about hacking. If it happens frequently, could represent a hardware issue.
  4. jtverga thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2016
    Thanks for this--you just made my day. Did the restart and all is fine for now. Much appreciated!
  5. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    I wouldn' get too excited. My MacBook did that before the Logic Board failed.

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