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My mac won't turn off

It will not go to sleep

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If possible remove the barrery and re-insert it but make sure there are no un-saved applications before you do so

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Can not get the mac pro osx 10 5 8 to start with the utility disk or with regular start up my on pilot lite keeps blinking


Put the Mac install disk back in. Try pressing command-option-escape to force quit. If nothing happens, then press command-control-power to force a restart. If that doesn't work, press and hold the power button for five seconds or so until the computer shuts down. Power up the computer again, and hold the option key so you can select the instal disc for startup. Run Disk Utility again. Sometimes you get a tangled file reference that requires several tries to undo - this could be calling the sleep routine instead of what it's supposed to do.

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Fan won't stop


Resetting the PRAM may do the trick:
You reset the PRAM by rebooting a Mac and then immediately hold down the Command+Option+P+R keys, you will then hear the Mac reboot sound again, signifying your PRAM has been reset. You must hit the key combination before the grey screen appears otherwise it won't work.

you've tried rebooting, you've reset the PRAM, you've done it all, but your Mac is still behaving strangely. What next? In certain circumstances, resetting your Mac's System Management Controller (SMC) can be a solution. This is sometimes necessary to restore normal lower level system functionality to your Mac.

Here's how to reset the SMC on any type of Mac (and any version of OS X) and the type of problems that it may resolve.
When & Why Reset SMC on a Mac? Some Common Hardware Reasons

Typically it's power and hardware related issues that can be helped or resolved by resetting a Mac SMC, particularly if you're having these types of problems:

* Issues with your Mac's cooling fans and fan management: fans run constantly at high speed, fans run high despite low CPU usage and adequate ventilation, fans not working at all, etc

* Power management and battery problems: Mac isn't turning on, sleep isn't working, random shutdowns and reboots, battery isn't charging, Mac won't wake from sleep etc

* Light problems and improper lighting management: battery indicator lights aren't working, display backlighting isn't adjusting to ambient light changes, keyboard backlights not working, etc

* Video and external displays not working: display brightness functionality not working properly, target video mode isn't working properly, external display isn't working, etc

* General performance and functionality problems: abnormally sluggish behavior despite no CPU or disk usage, external ports not working, airport & bluetooth aren't showing up, external devices are not being found, etc

So now that you've concluded you need to reset your SMC (Note that the SMC is on Intel Mac's only), here's how to do it on MacBook's, MacBook Pro's, iMac's, Mac Mini's, and Mac Pro's. Notice that the reset instructions are different for MacBook and MacBook Pro's if you have an internal or detachable battery.
Reset SMC of a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Retina, or MacBook Pro's with an internal non-removable battery

This is how to reset SMC on most modern Mac laptops:

Shutdown your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro
Connect the power adapter to your Mac
On the MacBook/Pro's keyboard, hold down the Shift+Control+Option keys and the Power button at the same time
Release all keys and the power button at the same time
Boot your Mac as usual

Here's the key sequence to hold down:

Reset the SMC of a MacBook Air or Retina MacBook Pro

Do keep in mind that by resetting the SMC you will lose power specific settings, like the time it takes to sleep a Mac and other customizations to power settings. No big deal, but if you have made many changes to your hardware behavior you will want to adjust stuff like sleep behavior again.
Reset SMC of an iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini

Resetting SMC is different for non-portable Macs:

Shut down your Mac
Disconnect the power cord
Press and hold the Mac's power button for 5 seconds
Release the button
Reattach the power cables and boot the Mac as usual

Reset the SMC of a MacBook or MacBook Pro's with detachable batteries

mac reset the smc Older MacBook laptops with a removable battery can reset SMC with the following approach:

Shutdown the MacBook/Pro and remove the battery
Disconnect the power adapter, hold the Power Key for 10 seconds
Release the power key and reconnect your battery and power adapter
Turn your Mac on
Let boot as usual

Hopefully that will clear up your problems, if not it might be worth a visit to the Apple Store or a certified repair center.

Happy New Year,
Kerry

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Macbook beeping 3 times and won't turn on


3 Beeping Repeatedly/Continuesly that meaning if :
Failure in a base memory 64K
Base memory 64K is 64 KB first Memory at RAM.
This failure can be because the Slot Dirty,or Pin at RAM dirty,or can be the one of Chip at the RAM is damage.
The Solution is :
1.Remove RAM and Cleanup Pin at RAM,
2.Cleanup Slot RAM at MotherBoard.
3.change RAM.

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GX620 power light flashes green and monitors go black. Have to hit power button to wake it up. Is this a hardware issue?


It sounds like a power management issue. Click Start > Run and type control panel. Hit enter and find the power management section. There should be an option to select how long it takes for the system to "sleep." You can disable this option, so the system won't sleep. I've included a brief how-to on the matter.
http://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Automatic-Sleep-on-Windows-or-Mac
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Is there any way of putting a mac 10.6 on sleep and saving safari with say 4 tabs open?so when reawake safari will open with 4 tabs open?


Is this a clean install 10.6 or an upgrade? Does you Mac even sleep? The reason I asked is that a lot of Mac users had problems putting their Mac to sleep after they have upgraded their systems to 10.6. If your Mac does not sleep, you can download this freeware.
Anyway, if your Mac does sleep, putting your Energy Saver Preferences into Display Sleep mode only will put your display to sleep and will leave the hard disk / applications running.

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How do you turn off the lit mac logo?


if you are talking about the apple symbol, I can't be turned off. if you want that off, you need to turn your screen backlight off then illuminate your screen with another light source which is a bad idea.

it just lets light from the backlight out to illuminate it. it is built that way.

May 11, 2010 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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When I put my mac in sleep mode and restart it I get a message that says I have not put my lacie hard drive away right. How do you do that.


The message you are getting is refering to removing the Lacie before disconnecting it.

Just as you eject a drive before unplugging the cables to prevent corruption you must do the same before going to sleep as turning off the power to your USB ports(which happens in sleep mode) is no different than unplugging the drive without ejecting the drive when the computer is running.

If your Mac is set to go to sleep and save power when it is not in use then you should only plug your Lacie in when you are using it and should eject the Lacie before going to Sleep.

Failure to do so will eventually result in a loss of data.

If you have already lost data from a Mac formatted Lacie drive then you should refer to the below link for assistance in recovering your files, if not simply follow the above steps and you should not have any problems as a result of your Mac going to Sleep.

http://www.aitsavemyfiles.com/datarecoverybasics.php?faq_id=6545&category_id=8247

Hope this helps FixYa,

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When I turn my computer on the sleep light comes on and turns off


You may need to try "zapping" your PRAM. Here's a link that will show you all of the steps.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

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My mac laptop doesn't wake up from standby/sleep


Check out these possible solutions:
http://www.christopher-chan.com/blog/index.php?/archives/588-Macbook-Pro-wake-from-sleep-problem.html

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MacBook Pro Black screen and shining sleep indicator


is the battery fully charged? try plugging it in then press the power button again.

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