Screen locked with suspicious message

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

  1. jtverga macrumors newbie

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    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 G4

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  3. arn macrumors god

    arn

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

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

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    I wouldn' get too excited. My MacBook did that before the Logic Board failed.
     

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