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When i shutdown my macbook air, it starts up automatically and wont shutdown until i pressed power button, what shall i do to shutdown without pressing power button? Pls HELP!!!

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  • chopan Jul 29, 2009

    i have 10.5.7. When I shut it down, it shuts down but starts up automatically after a few seconds. It only shutdown fully (don't restart)when I press power button for a few seconds.

    thanks.

  • chopan Jul 30, 2009

    can quit all programs and shut down completely when I press power button for a few seconds. But when I want to shutdown per shutdown procedures, it shutdown but restart automatically after 2 - 3 seconds even when lid is closed.

    thanks.

  • Kenneth Klare
    Kenneth Klare May 11, 2010

    What version of OSX are you running? Per chance 10.5.7? Do you mean shutdown or just closing the lid? Check that System Preferences :: Energy Saver does not have "Restart automatically on Power Failure" checked. The alternative would seem to be to sleep before closing the lid--Apple Menu :: Sleep or Power button, then "S" to sleep. Power + return does a shutdown. BTW, do you have some other wake option turned on?
    -Ken

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Hello,
there should be a program that does not quit. Can you tell what software is the last to quit before this occurs?

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  1. Disconnect any devices connected to the computer including printers, hubs, and third-party keyboards or mice, and test the computer again by trying to turn it on.
  2. If you're using a MacBook or MacBook Pro, check the battery level. Press the small button on the battery or on the side of the computer. You should see lights indicating the battery's level of charge. If you see just one light blinking, the battery needs to be recharged. Use the computer with the adapter connected to recharge the battery.
  3. Unplug the power adapter from the electrical outlet and from the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro. Wait one minute. Plug it back into the wall first, then to the computer. Make sure the electrical outlet is working by plugging in another device (such as a lamp). When you plug the adapter back into the computer, the power adapter LEDs should light up green or amber.
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  8. Reset the SMC for the MacBook And MacBook Pro by removing the AC power, removing the battery and then holding down the power button for five seconds. On the MacBook Air, press (left) Shift-Control-Option along with the power button once. Note: You must use the keys on the left side of the MacBook Air keyboard.
  9. If you recently installed additional memory, make sure it is correctly installed and is compatible with your computer. Remove the new memory to see if the computer starts up properly without it.
Also:
The MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 improves the MacBook's internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair.
You can use the Software Update feature of System Preferences, or download the MacBook SMC Firmware Update v1.1 from Apple Software Downloads.
Note: If your MacBook is running Mac OS X 10.4.6, you won't be able to see the SMC Update until you update to Mac OS X 10.4.8. Once you have updated your system software, the SMC Update will appear as an option in Software Updates.
MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.4.7 will be able to download and install the SMC Update, so it is not essential that you update your system software, although Apple always recommends updating to the latest version of the system software.
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When you mentioned in the issue detail, that your Macbook portable "is messed up", without more details, I honestly cannot tell to what extent you are having issues with your Macbook.

So to better assist you, I am going to provide a few troubleshooting steps to see if this can help with your Macbook's rebooting up to the desktop normally.

Procedure #1
Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:
• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown.

• Once your Mac is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)
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• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Macbook to start up.

If the PRAM reset still does not help, try this second procedure below.
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Procedure #2

-SMC RESET-
The System Management Controller is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is usually on the logic board of your Mac portable.

It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

Shut down the computer.
• Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
• Remove the battery.
• Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
• Release the power button.
• Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
• Press the power button to turn on the computer.
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Give this a try and you should be able to boot up normally. If not, let me know.

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Make sure the MagSafe adapter is securely attached to the Macbook and free of debris.

There are two procedures that are advised by Apple to assist in resolving issues where the Macbook chimes at start up, but displays no video.

Here is the first procedure:
Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

• First, hold in your power button for approximately 10 seconds to do a hard shutdown, if you have not already turned your Mac off.

• Once your Mac is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Macbook to start up.

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-SMC RESET-
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It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

• If the computer is on, turn it off.
• Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the computer's battery.
• Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds
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• Press the power button to restart the computer

Update me if you require further assistance.

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Try this procedure with the Macbook Air SuperDrive
and then click the Apple link below to follow the remaining recommended steps with for troubleshooting your Macbook Air SuperDrive.

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• Make sure your SuperDrive is connected to your portable.

• Properly shut down your Macbook Air

• Once it is is shutdown, you will need to perform what is called a PRAM reset (Parameter RAM)

• Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously .

• Turn on the computer.
• Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.

• Now, hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the start up sound for the third time.

• Release the keys and allow the Macbook to start up.

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Apple Support Link:
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This process is supported by Apple, but if it does not work, just let me know.

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I have seen this caused by having a mouse plugged into mine. I have removed the mouse and touch the touchpad and it has come up from sleep.

That very well may not be your problem.

Here is the procedure that is recommend from Apple to help with the not waking from sleep problem. I included both methods as it is not clear which macbook you have. I also included the link to the article at the bottom.

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  2. Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the computer's battery.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
  4. Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
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  1. If the computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shutdown from the Apple () menu.
  2. Connect the power adapter to a working power source.
  3. On the built-in keyboard, press (left) Shift-Control-Option along with the power button once.
  4. Wait 5 seconds and press the power button to start the computer.
Note: You must use the keys on the left side of the built-in keyboard.


Here is the link to the article at the Apple support site.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

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Press and hold the power button. After a few seconds, the MAcBook will shut down.
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try You can force a frozen MacBook Air — or any current Mac laptop — to shut down and restart without removing its battery. You just hold down the power button for a few seconds until the machine shuts off, then wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

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