what is the safest way to turn off / restart a hang MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Twe Foju, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Twe Foju macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

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    #1
    so i dont know why my MBP hangs suddenly when i insert a dvd movie into the optical drive upon from waking up from sleep

    and it just totally freeze, the mouse wont move, pressing any button wont do either

    so i had to hold down the power button to shut it down that way

    is it the safest way to shut it down my MBP while it's hanging?

    because i dont know the "ctrl+alt+del" version for MAC

    or is there any other button to specifically end a program like the "ctrl+alt+del" thing?

    thanks in advanced
     
  2. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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  3. Twe Foju thread starter macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

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    why take off the battery?

    any specific reason of taking off the batery instead of holding down the power button?

    is there a button whom the function is similar to Win$'s Ctrl Alt Del function?
     
  4. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    He's just joking (I hope). There really isn't a "safe" way of force shutting down a laptop. Though you could try ctrl + option + power button. This key combination forces tries to OS X to shutdown and is akin to ctrl + alt + del I guess. If all fails, either press and hold the power button or just pull out the battery :p
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    You can force quit an application by pressing Command-Option-Escape

    That will bring up a dialogue box asking you what you want to try to force quite - e.g. DVD Player and see if you can recover the system.

    Alternatively, just hold down the Power button til it goes off.
     
  6. Twe Foju thread starter macrumors 6502

    Twe Foju

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    ok thanks guys

    next time i'll try it, ( hopefully no more hanging on my MBP )

    i think its also because of the DvD, you know most of the DvD in the place i live in, is mostly pirated

    and i must admit, Apple's optic drive are rather sensitive
     
  7. CisternaChyli macrumors member

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    i had this same problem today, but my DVDs arent pirated..well it happened with my casino royale dvd..i havent tried others yet.
     

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