Questions tagged [shutdown]

Refers to shutting down a computer, smartphone, tablet etc. The process of powering down a device such as a computer, smartphone or tablet.

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Force shutdown mac via terminal

I know I can shutdown a mac via terminal using sudo shutdown -h now But that is a graceful shutdown how can I force it to immediately die (I know this is bad practice) ditto for rebooting there doesn'...
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Experiencing kernel panics and shutdowns on MacBook Pro 2019 A2159 [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019) is experiencing repeated kernel panics with the message below: panic(cpu 0 caller 0xfffffff015ba96ec): userspace watchdog timeout: no successful checkins from dfrd in ...
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iMac + Catalina : Needs to be shutdown manually

I have an iMac (boutght in 2019), with macOS 10.15.7 . From one day to the next, the Shut Down did not work anymore. When I click on Apple-Menu, ShutDown, the applications seemingly close, but then I ...
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M1 Mac Mini Fails to Shutdown with APC UPS Options (Monterey 12.2.1)

I have an M1 Mac Mini that needs to auto-shutdown after 60 seconds on the UPS. We are using an APC Back-Ups 850VA model connected via USB. Also, this M1 mac mini has had its data migrated from a Time ...
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MacBook shutting down randomly (about every 5 minutes)

The shutdown is now almost regular. It happens every few minutes. It does not happen in safe boot mode, but in that case, Chromium browsers do not work, and startup takes over 5 minutes. If I then ...
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Can I close the M1 MacBook lid after turning it off without waiting?

So, when I press Apple Menu > Shut Down it starts shutting down but it takes some seconds. Can I close the lid when the shutting down process starts or do I have to wait for the keyboard backlight ...
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-79 shutdown code

Like 2 weeks ago my macbook air 11-inch(Mid 2011) (yes,old) suddenly shutdown,but then it started up normal. The error code was -79,that means "incorrect value coming from battery". My ...
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What does shutdown cause -60 and -79 stand for?

I have a Macbook Air 11-inch (mid-2011) 1,8 GHz Intel Core i7 4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB macOS Sierra (10.12.6) Yesterday, I checked through Terminal shutdown causes and it said ...
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MacBook does not shutdown from Terminal: "NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54"

My MacBook is suddenly not working normally. I cannot restart or shut it down. When I try to use terminal it shows: NO LOGINS: System going down at 14:54 I logged out of my Apple ID and logged in ...
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How to make usb to shut down Mac Mini

I have an old Mac mini and I want to use it as my home server. I don't want to connect any display, keyboard or mouse to it. I will be using it as a wifi router and local server. But I will shut down ...
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Shutdown Cause -128 on MacBook Pro: Should I replace the charger with exposed wire?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) from Mid-2014 which is vintage classed. It is running MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 (not Big Sur which is the later OS available). Recently I am experiencing ...
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Restore session (reopen windows) after a **CLI** shutdown on Big Sur

I'm automating some tasks, like brew upgrade then shutdown, or Duplicati backup (no Time Machine), wait for cloud sync then shutdown, but I can't seem to find a CLI command which WILL reopen my ...
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Apple's Scheduled Shutdown & Restart causes error messages

When I schedule a Shutdown (at night) and schedule a Restart (in the morning), my iMac always reports a "sleep error message" once I've signed in after the morning restart. The same thing ...
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Shutdown during boot sequence on A2141, board issue?

I have a MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) and it is refusing to fully boot. Took it to the Apple Store and they couldn't tell me what the problem was but offered a $700 replacement. Upon powering on, the ...
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Shutdown_monitor.log > "Security policies don't allow ddt"

Recently, whenever starting my iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, macOS 12.0.1), I receive a dialog box that says "You shut down your computer because of a problem" on every login. This ...
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Shut down of macOS takes forever

I have a MacBook Air 2014 with macOS Big Sur. Shutting it down takes over a minute! Only when being logged in though. If I shut it down before logging in right in the login screen it just takes a few ...
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Automatically delete everything in a folder after logout [duplicate]

I have an iMac with Intel processor and macOS Big Sur (11.6). I have created a folder named "ExpanDrive". I want everything which is there in the folder to be deleted whenever I logout, ...
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Prevent SIGTERM & SIGKILL when using shutdown on macos

Is there any way to prevent sending the sigterm & sigkill when using shutdown? I have a script which puts my mac to sleep, which contains shutdown -s to put my mac to sleep. Only I would like it ...
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Want to remove filevault prompt on shutdown/reboot

Whenever I'm logged in as a certain user and trigger a shutdown or restart, I get prompted to enable filevault. I have searched everywhere to find the hook that causes this prompt, but I can't find ...
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Why do Macs not save your unsaved work from a 3rd party app during a shutdown?

In Windows, if any app is prompting you to save your work, a shutdown is prevented to save work. However, on macOS, if a 3rd party app (like MS word) prompts you to save your work, macOS just kills ...
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Is it necessary to shutdown and unplug the power cord of Mac Mini every night?

I have a Mac mini M1, I usually use it at night, and shutdown it before I go to sleep. I go to work in the morning, and will use the Mac again at the night. After every shutdown, I unplug the power ...
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backlit keyboard turns ON after shutdown or in sleep in MacBook Air M1

My 10 days old MacBook Air M1 laptop is behaving abnormally i.e it's Keyboard Backlit light turns ON after I Shutdown my laptop or put it on sleep. The light starts flashing or becomes still. And when ...
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How does the hardware know the restart? [closed]

A Mac can be switched off via the software. But switching on the hardware cannot be done if the software is not running. How can a Mac restart when it is switched off? Somebody else has to do that or ...
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Unexpected reboot on a macbookPro with "Previous shutdown cause: -11"

I have a 2020 macbookPro 64GB 16" . It shut down unexpectedly and I ran a log show command to find out the cause: log show --predicate 'eventMessage contains "Previous shutdown cause"' ...
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MacBook Pro turns on after shutdown and lid is closed

Last night I shutdown my macbook pro and closed its lid right away. This morning I came to my working station and noticed that the screen it is connected to (via docking hub) is on with the login ...
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2018 Macbook Pro High Sierra: filesharing from other Mac causes crash on shutdown on this Mac

Update: Problem has been drastically narrowed down. After a lot of testing I've been able to narrow down the original question as it was first written to one issue: Activating filesharing on my older ...
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Catalina crashing at shutdown: “watchdog timeout: no checkins from watchdogd”

I have a MacBook Air 2017 with 8GB of RAM and 1.8 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, After updating to macOS Catalina, while I’m using my laptop it would freeze and the screen would turn black with a folder ...
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help isolating why MacBookPro Late-2013 15in Retina with HighSiera randomly shuts down?

While using my MacBook Pro and often while using chrome, my macbook does dark for a sec and then the computer shuts down. I am not sure if this is related to chrome but I tried: Resting SMC Running ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start

MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) does not start when i press power button. I was using the macbook and all of a sudden the laptop shut down and made some noise, ever since then, its been 4 days the macbook ...
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High frequency sound and unwanted shutdowns

My Mac-Mini (april 2020) makes a high frequency noise, it doesn't always occur and never after a reboot. Probably this kind of noise : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Kernel panic on shutdown and restart

When shutting down my Mac, it takes 1-3 minutes to shutdown. The screen goes black for a few seconds, then the kernel panic message appears. I'm using a 2017 27-inch iMac, with macOS Big Sur 11.1. ...
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How to disable Mac start on touchpad press?

I have a MacBook pro 2019. It is a good machine, except apple changed a few things which I do not like and would like to revert. Earlier version of Macbooks did not have this feature. Earlier, when ...
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Apple Automator (or similar): performing workflow triggered by shutdown?

I was thinking about turning my desktop into a git repository that automatically syncs with BitBucket. The idea is that, periodically, the desktop is synced as well as automatically before it shuts ...
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Guarantee/force remote shutdown

Situation: a mac running 10.14, accessed from a Windows laptop via TeamViewer remote desktop software. Problem: sometimes apps will prevent shutdown. "Xcode interrupted shutdown" or similar. ...
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Macbook Pro 2016, shuts down when moved

This started today, and it scares the hell out of me. I thought the shutdowns were random, but I can easily trigger one by just moving the macbook. They aren't quite shutdowns: the screen goes black, ...
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My MacBook Pro makes three beeps during updating

I would like to find out what caused my problem. A few days ago, I decided to upgrade my MacBook Pro to High Sierra, and somewhere in the beginning of the process, the computer suddenly shut down and ...
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Identify which user or process initiated normal shutdown?

I'd like to identify why (who, what) showdown my MacBook Pro while it was left unattended. Some unsaved work was lost. It is fairly likely that a careless admin script was run through some automated ...
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mac mini shuts down seconds after logging in

so as my title says my Mac mini mid 2010 (Yosemite) boots up, shows the login screen, I enter my password, then after some seconds it dies. it also happens in safe mode or when I try the Internet ...
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2010 White MacBook won't shut down; restarts instead

I have ave a 2010 White MacBook 7,1 Core2Duo; bought used. I installed a previously unused HDD. I increased the memory to 4GB RAM. There are only three non-Apple apps, Citrix, Dropbox, Opera. It ...
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Previous shutdown cause: -59

My MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) keeps on shutting down overnight. When I come to it in the morning and try to turn it on, it takes at least 10 seconds of holding the power button to turn it on. ...
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MacBook 7,1 randomly shutting down (shutdown cause -102)

I have a MacBook 7,1 (mid 2010) and sometimes it randomly shuts down. This only happens when I am doing something very resource intensive (like gaming). After the shutdown I can use my Mac for "...
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Mac OS disable shutdown prevention when user is logged in

At our office, there are tons of different users who use the same Macs running High Sierra over the course of a day. Unfortunately, sometimes people forget to log out after they've used those ...
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Iphone X randomly shuts down and keeps restarting and is hard to turn on afterwarss

I have an iphone X for 3 years maybe now (bought it after a few months from release) after a few months from buying it, if i remember correctly in summer, it shut down suddenly and kept restarting ...
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Macbook Pro Retina (mid-2014) shutdowns with -128 code

I have a Mid 2014 Macbook Pro, which was just serviced at Apple (battery replacement). While they were replacing the battery they cocked up the main board with CPU, RAM etc and replaced that for free. ...
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Macbook Pro 16" shuts down after a while in sleep mode

I have a 2020 16-inch Macbook Pro running macOS 10.15.5. Recently, it has started shutting down after it's been in sleep mode for a while. This happens quite often and is annoying because I have to ...
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Does the command `reboot` hurt a Mac computer?

Does the command reboot (used in Terminal) hurt the computer? Because it is almost like pulling the power cord, which is not a recommended way to power down a computer.
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Macbook Pro keeps shutting down even when magsafe is plugged [duplicate]

I have MacBook Pro Retina Mid 2014 with Catalina installed. Initially my Mac is randomly shut down and later it shutdown every time I logged on to the Mac. It will display the desktop for a few ...
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Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 - 15" - Random Shutdown

I am facing a random shutdown on my Apple Macbook Pro Mid 2014 - 15" laptop. I am using Mojave and I already deleted this extension AppleThunderboltNHI.kext. Today after random shut down I get this ...
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Reduce output volume on shutdown [duplicate]

Running Mojave 10.14.6. I'd like to alter my output volume upon shutdown, so that it when it starts it's always at the same volume (20%). This would make the "DAHHH!" sound more pleasant, but it's ...
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Is it safe to leave the iMac turned off for months at a time?

Is it safe to leave your iMac turned off for months at a time? I haven’t used it for a while, and won’t be using it for some time while in lockdown. Will it be ok performance wise? Thanks
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