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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MBP shutting down during sleep

I usually put my 2018 MBP into sleep by closing the lid (without any program open) and next time I only need to open the lid and unlock with fingerprint. However, it recently got an annoying behavior ...
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Mac Mini server will randomly shutdown

A Mac mini at one of our customers has started to randomly shutdown, yesterday was second time in less than a month. This system hosts the customers shared folders and a Windows VM for their critical ...
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My Shut Down menu is partially in English

After macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update 2, my Shut Down menu changed from Dutch to English, but only partially: I tried adding and removing Dutch and English in the Language & Region ...
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Binding a keyboard shortcut to shut down

I want to bind a gesture in BetterTouchTool to the shut down menu that is invoked by pressing the power button on my MacBook Air. It's fairly simple to bind gestures to keyboard shortcuts, so what I'...
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Using The Terminal Command to Shutdown, Restart and Sleep My Mac?

I'm getting more interested in using Terminal as an alternative way to address solutions on my Mac. I have seen this question entitled "Is there a better way to shutdown/restart OSX?". I would ...
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Is there a way to prevent SIGKILL after SIGTERM for a daemon\agent during shutdown\restart?

i have a daemon that must be finished gracefully. It should have CUSTOM amount of time before system sends SIGKILL and kills it. Is there a possibility to do such thing on MAC?
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Apple Remote Desktop Shutdown

I am relatively new to Macs and their osascript syntax. I have a mac mini set up as a server and I am trying to use Apple Remote Desktop to send a command to one of the iMac workstations. When I send ...
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iMac won't shut down or restart

Running High Sierra 10.13.6, I tried to install Security Update 2019-003, but it would not install because the computer gets stuck (blank screen, responsive pointer) when trying to restart. Now I see ...
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macOS Mojave Shutdown cause

I am working on macOS Mojave unified logs,which are as follows: 2019-04-29 11:16:07.480418+0900 0xc2 Default 0x0 0 0 kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: 5 ...
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Cannot restart, shutdown or log out

I am on 10.14.4, the same thing was happening at least on 10.14.1. Laptop: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) So the problem is if I open  "Apple Menu" in top left corner and click any of the ...
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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Are you sure you want to shut down your computer now? [duplicate]

Unless I keep alt keyboard button pressed, the MacBook gets shutdown! After a few seconds of releasing the alt button, a message is popped up saying: Are you sure you want to shut down your ...
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MacBook Pro shutting down on it's own?

This isn't really a question, but an answer. I've seen hundreds of posts online about Macs shutting down on their own. I had this problem for a couple months. I took it to the Apple store and they ...
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After shutting down, restarting doesn't turn on screen until I unplug and replug in battery

I recently have been having some problems with my mid-2012 Macbook Pro, where after it shuts down, the screen doesn't turn on when I restart it. I have a quick fix for this, but it doesn't stay ...
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How to permanently disable “reopen windows”?

I never want to login and be bombarded with the old windows I had open last time I was using my Mac. It is distracting and it is counter to my understanding that the computer is here to serve me, not ...
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Macbook turns off after a minute – not in safe mode, but in all recovery modes

Problem My friend's Macbook Pro Retina Early 2015 turns off abruptly to a black screen (as far as I can tell without logs) after booting. Takes ca. 1 minute. The last thing he remembers doing ...
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How can I change the default delay time before automatic shutdown?

I don’t want to change the default delay time before shutting down all the time, but on occasion I want it to be 10 seconds and still show the dialog. The only documentation I could find was for ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina mid 2014 random shutdowns [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2014, macOS 10.13.1) shuts down randomly. It shuts down suddenly when on battery It shuts down a little more rare when connected to AC It works almost fine when ...
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Automatic shutdown hindered by sleep mode

I have an iMac (late 2009 model) running Yosemite. Recently, I have set up automatic shutdown in the Energy Saver settings under System Preferences. However, if my computer goes into sleep mode before ...
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iPad mini won't turn on/charge

I have had my iPad mini for a long time, and it's been having issues for the past year. Whenever I let it completely loose power, it takes forever to actually turn back on. When I have it plugged in, ...
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iMac with bootcamp windows 10 reboots 3 seconds after shutdown (no fastboot, no wol)

Hello I recently purchased iMac so I tried to set up things so that I can remove my old windows desktop away and still be able to use both Mac OS and Windows If I shutdown from Windows, it boots up ...
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Why did my Mac restart?

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14 on a 2018 13" MacBook Pro. This morning, to my surprise it was turned off. In /Library⁩/Logs⁩/DiagnosticReports⁩ I see a file called shutdown_stall_2018-10-20-...
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iMac restarts instead of shutting down

I have a problem with my iMac restarting when it should be shutting down. This doesn't happen all the time but appears to happen more frequently when I've had the computer on for a few hours. What ...
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Why won't my new MBP actually shutdown when I click “Shutdown…” in the “apple” menu

This is related to this other question Prevent MacBook Pro from turning on by touching trackpad. My new MacBook Pro (MBP) seems to fails to actually shutdown when clicking "Shutdown..." in the "apple"...
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Mac book pro Sierra does not shutdown - stays idle with a black screen and mouse pointer

I'm having trouble shutting down my MBP early 2015 model(MF839) with retina display. Sierra had been working smooth for almost 2 months and now I'm getting this issue. Once I shut down, the screen ...
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How to see if a remotely controlled Mac is powered off completely

I have an 13 inch MacBook Pro which I run with closed lid all the time over a VNC connection. To power it on, I power up the mains adapter and the energy settings on the Mac are configured so that ...
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MacBook Pro black screens and shuts off after a few minutes' use

I have a MacBook Pro 15" (mid 2014, running Sierra). Recently, it has started black screening and shutting off shortly after, after a few minutes' use—let's say 3 to 10 minutes. The screen will go ...
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How would I identify what's causing my Mac to permanently hang on shutdown?

Whenever I try to shutdown or reboot my Mac (Macbook Pro 15" Retina late 2013, OS X 10.11.3) it closes all programs like normal and then it goes into that black screen with the progress bar. When it ...
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Random keyboard input on shutdown will power up Macbook Pro

I am using a 2018 15" Macbook Pro (MR932). It is the base model for the 15". My mac is on Mojave (OS X 10.14). After I shut down my mac, any random key input will switch my mac back on. I have tried ...
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Is it possible to skip macOS shutdown confirmation prompt?

When I am shutting down or restarting, I am getting the standard prompt. This can be disabled by using the Option key. Is it possible for skipping prompt as a default?
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Uncheck “Reopen windows when logging back in” by default

The shutdown/restart dialog has a check-box Reopen windows when logging back in which is checked by default. I need to change its behavior to be unchecked by default. Is this possible? If yes, how can ...
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Computer shutdown while downloading mojave, and now there is not enough space to download

I was downloading MacOS Mojave and most of the way through, my computer shut down. Before I started downloading I had about 10GB of space on my hard disk. Now I about 6GB. How do I get rid of whatever ...
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My Macbook Pro often hangs up at shutdown - what should I do? [duplicate]

My system: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G5019) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3 ...
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Bad master directory block error (shutdown cause -60) and random restarts without other symptoms

Folks, On my 8 year-old 2010 MacBook Pro, I started getting a bunch of random shutdowns starting about a week ago. I reinstalled High Sierra after the first few, but I'm still getting them. Terminal ...
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Mid '11 Mac Mini won't shutdown cleanly. OS X El Capitan 10.11.6

When I go to shutdown my mid 2011 Mac Mini (running OS X El Cap, EDIT* 10.11.6), it will not do so "cleanly." I close all applications, then click Apple > Shutdown and finder closes like it's going to ...
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The reason for Previous shutdown cause: -128 [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro 11,2 (Retina 2014) shuts down suddenly from time to time. When I run macbook again, I inspect the log file I see the following message: Previous shutdown cause: -128 Sometime, when ...
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How to shut down an iPad stuck on the Apple logo?

Having an iPad stuck on the Apple logo, I cannot find a way to shut it down. When holding down both the top "Power" button and the "Home" buttons, the iPad goes to black screen, but starts again even ...
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Random shutdowns, Macbook Pro Early 2008

Hi all my Macbook Pro Early 2008 randomly shuts off and leaves this in the console, 2018-03-21 2:11:35.000 PM kernel[0]: Previous shutdown cause: -81 I cannot find any information about -81. I have ...
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How can I close apps properly/shutdown the system via ssh?

I need to know if there's a proper way to close apps via ssh and if it's posible shut down the system without the sudo halt or sudo init 0 (because I think those ways are not good for the system when ...
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Install 1.69f4 (SMC 1.7) on MacbookPro8,1 running Yosemite

Dec 2018 Update: I bought a new battery (A1322) in Sep 2016 for S$42 because my battery deteriorated further. My MacBook recognised the battery and it had no random shutdowns for a while. However, it ...
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The MacBook Pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing Boot Camp to Windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message "No bootable device..." I can't do anything, I ...
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How do I get my Macbook Pro back to normal and keep all my files when I'm in “macOS Recovery”?

My "Notes" app was non-responsive and lagging so I manually shut down my MacBook Pro by pressing down the off button for several seconds (It's from 2013 or older and I think I have OS X Mavericks or ...
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Mac on High Sierra won't shutdown cleanly: black screen with mouse

Similar to issue "mac book pro sierra does not shutdown stays idle with a black screen and mouse". Apple logo > Shutdown leads to black screen with mouse cursor. Stays like that for hours. Realized ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" (Early 2013) randomly shuts down

I've been having issues with my MacBook Pro randomly shutting down for about 2 weeks now. I tried taking it to a local Apple reseller and here's what they told me: The main cause of my problem was ...
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Mac Pro (2018) Boot/Update/Shutdown Issues (Blackscreen and “macOs coud not be installed on your computer”

I'm facing multiple Boot/Update/Shutdown issues with my Mac Pro (2018) 1) Mac gets stuck on a black screen while shutting down (no cursor or UI elements visible) 2) Mac doesn't boot on it's system ...
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MacBook Pro 7,1 (Mid 2010) 13 inch - Random overheat and shutdown, kernel error

Was using my laptop (MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010, macOS Sierra 10.12.3) normally as usual during classes. Before the initial overheat and shutdown, while I was carrying the laptop with the lid open, ...
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[solved]Macbook pro MGXA2 draining battery on SHUTDOWN

I have a macbook pro 15" late 2014, I've got a problem: battery draining when shutdown (not sleep). 2018-11-17 12:47:31 +0700 Wake DarkWake to FullWake from Normal Sleep [CDNVA] due to UserActivity ...
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Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 battery not holding charge. [duplicate]

Macbook pro “13” mid 2010 shutdown after removing the megasafe charger. . . Any help will be appriciated.
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How to prevent “Do you want to terminate running processes” window when shutting down?

When I have running processes on my terminal and I try to shutdown Mac, I get this window: I want all running processes to terminate automatically when I shut down my Mac without being prompted the ...
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Can't restart Mac: Finder not responding or «not open anymore» & other culprits

First-timer here. I have been experiencing several serious-looking problems with my MacBook (OSX Yosemite 10.10.5, model MacBookPro10,1: Mid 2012 Retina, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD) for a while now, the ...