Snow Leopard sometimes does not shutdown

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nocturnalist, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Nocturnalist macrumors newbie

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    I've just bought MacBook with pre installed MacOS 10.6.1, then updated it to 10.6.2. Sometimes (approximately 1 of 5 times) it does not shutdown - there are only my wallpaper and active mouse pointer. I've been waiting for a long time, then just turned off it with holding power button. It seems I have a problem after high hard drive activity (a lot of copy, delete and move operation), but I am not sure. Could you help me, please?
     
  2. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    if you havent checked for updates do that and make sure you update every week or so..
     
  3. Nocturnalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Checked. My system has newest updates.
     
  4. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    odd currently i have a macbook pro running 10.6.2 but i have never had this issue..
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Some people have reported the following works:

    This resets the energy saving preferences on you mac and hopefully should sort out the problem.
     
  6. Nocturnalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is my first Mac and the biggest disappointment. I tried that solution with plist files yesterday. There were no file with name com.apple.autowake.plist. Another one I deleted, but after several shutdowns problem appears again.
     
  7. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    This happens to me all the time. I will try to delete that plist and see if that helps.
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    As a last resort have you tried resetting SMC?
     
  9. Nocturnalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try to reset SMC (I've found manual for portable computers that have a battery you should not remove on your own at). Is it safe to reset SMC?
     

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