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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Secret to long-lasting relationship: Shut Down or Close Lid? [duplicate]

The guy at the Apple store was like: "I just close the lid, and that works fine for me. I also shut it down every 1 (or 2) weeks, to clear the RAM". That makes sense, but it sounds like his personal ...
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High CPU consumption, 33% battery, suddenly MacBook Pro Retina shuts down saying it needs to be plugged in

High CPU consumption, 33% battery, suddenly MacBook Pro Retina shuts down saying it needs to be plugged in. I plug it in and then Mac works fine and battery level is at 33%. I googled this, found ...
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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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Can I remotely force a locked Mac to sleep or shutdown?

Is there any way to remotely make a Mac which is powered on – but locked – to go to sleep and/or shut down? If so, how? E.g. can I use another Mac B to login via screen sharing to Mac A even if it's ...
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Why is my iMac shutting down randomly? [duplicate]

I have a late 2012 27" iMac running El Capitan (10.11.5). It is a 3.2 GHz i5 with 32GB of 1600MHz DDR3, 3TB fusion drive. It's worth noting that as of right now I can't get Graphics/Display ...
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Mac mini wont shutdown

I can't shutdown my Late 2012 Mac mini, running El Capitan, in the normal way, by selecting the Shut Down... on the Apple menu. Every time I try, Finder vanishes and the shutdown progress freezes. I'm ...
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MBP Retina 15 inch, late 2013 shuts down randomly

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) with: 2 GHz Intel Core i7, Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB. I use it mainly with my Henge Docks vertical docking station and Dell 25-inch UHD monitor with ...
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Can't shutdown a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 running latest release OS X. Recently when I am shutting down my computer it just get stuck in the spinner. So the only way is to force shut it down which might not be ...
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Cannot restart Mac, Finder issues in El Capitan

I've been having some issues with an iMac running El Capitan. The issue seems to be Finder. I tried leaving it to shut down by itself overnight to no avail. On occasion I get this message: The ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) shuts down when not attached to Thunderbolt Display

Maybe somebody else is having this same issue? I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) running OS X El Capitan. For some reason, anytime I unplug the laptop from the Thunderbolt Display, it ...
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rMBP random unexpected shutdown

Recently I'm facing random unexpected shutdown on rMBP mid-2014. I've clean installed the Yosemite with clean user and issue still continues. Apple online support suggested to work on Safe Mode and it ...
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Random Kernel Panics with Shutdown Cause: -64

I'm using Retina Macbook Pro 15inch (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5) and getting random kernel panics frequently since March 2016. (1 or 2 times a day or more) This is a company laptop and bought in October ...
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My Mac prompts to shut down randomly

Somewhere between every one and ten minutes, my MacBook Pro prompts the shut down dialog box or even starts to sleep. This is what I get in the console. It really looks as if I've pressed the ...
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Clean shutdown/restart from terminal in 10.7+

I have a headless system that is controlled remotely that I need to shutdown/restart in an automated way (without the use of VNC or local keyboard/mouse). Using various commands via SSH or via my ...
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NO LOGINS: System going down … stuck and won't shutdown

I issued a remote SSH shutdown command to a headless Mac server. However, the server is not shutting down and I can no longer access the server with SSH, I get this message: NO LOGINS: System going ...
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help me !! my computer is having kernel panics and i don't know how to stop them?

My computer is a Macbook Pro 13 inch from early 2014. In October of 2015 my computer started crashing. I sent it to an Apple Center to see if they could fix it. They changed a lot of things, hardware, ...
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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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When Mac OS freezes is it ok to hard shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, so it has an SSD but no HDD. I use Dr. Cleaner and I've often noticed that when 99% of the app memory is being used, the OS X El Capitan freezes. At this point of time, ...
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2008 Mac Pro Won't Shut Down (Black Screen - Gray Loading Wheel)

One of our Mac Pros at work is having issues shutting down. On shut down, the screen will turn black and a small gray loading wheel will come up in the center of the screen. It will stay like this no ...
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Tracking down hard shutdown cause—software? hardware? overheat?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7.4 on a 15-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro. I've had the Mac crash a few times in the last couple months, all attributable to letting it discharge (careless me!) except for the ...
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What is the difference between -h, -r, -s, and -k, in the “shutdown now” command in single-user mode?

So, I opened up single-user mode to show my friend how easy it was for a Mac to be directly hijacked if someone was able to steal the physical lap top (as opposed to hijacking remotely using SSH), and ...
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Can't install El Capitan update 10.11.3 because can't restart normally

I've got the typical problem that OSX can't shutdown/restart normally. I'm on El Capitan but it happened in the past with Mavericks etc. Don't know why they can't fix this... Anyway, now I want to ...
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Mac does not automatically restart when power is re-applied after `shutdown -hu now`

I want to have a Mac Mini automatically boot when power is applied, as I cannot conveniently reach its power button, because it resides inside an art installation, where the power will be shut down ...
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Problem on shutdown MacBookPro 11.3

My problem is about my MacBookPro 11.3 (2,6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB DDR3 a 1600 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). Since I updated to ElCapitan (actually 10.11.1 (15B42)), when I shutdown the Mac,...
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Can anyone help me with this kernel panic? (IMMEDIATE ungraceful shut down on “restart”)

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance! :) (OS version is 10.11.0 - I can't upgrade to 10.11.1 without a graceful restart. ouch.) Panic Report Anonymous UUID: <snip> Mon Nov 9 18:48:26 ...
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Where to find shutdown causes errors list?

Are there any longer shutdown causes error codes lists than this? https://georgegarside.com/blog/osx/shutdown-causes/
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How to get previous shutdown cause?

I try to get previous shutdown cause and when it happened but i don't know correct syntax. syslog -k Sender kernel ??? I need to get date and time in start of the row and shutdown cause number in ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to shut down OSX? [duplicate]

Is there a keyboard shortcut to shut down OSX 10.10.1?
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How to restart or shutdown a Mac when it says app running but cannot force quit the app?

I have a Macbook Air running Yosemite 10.10.4, and I am trying to either to restart or shutdown this Mac. But it will say the app VLC Player is running, but if I right click the VLC icon at the ...
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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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iMac randomly shuts down

We have a late 2012 27 inch iMac. It has a 2.9 GHz i5 processor and a 1 TB fusion drive along with 8 GB of RAM. I recently upgraded it to El Capitan. A couple of months ago it randomly started to not ...
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Kernel Panic - Random Shutdown - Please Help [duplicate]

Recently (the last three day) my late 2013 iMac has been suffering from kernel panics. After reboot, console shows a 'Previous shutdown cause: -62'. Can someone please tell me what this means. The ...
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Harmful to never put to sleep / shut down a mac?

Is it harmful for a mac in any way to never put it to sleep, or to turn it off? I have a macbook air and an iMac that I set to never sleep in the settings. Only the displays go to sleep. I turn them ...
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Confirm Unmounting/Ejection of Drive During Shutdown in Logs for Yosemite 10.10.4

I shut down my laptop today on my way out of the house, which had a drive connected via USB. I was wondering if there is a way to confirm that the drive was successfully unmounted/ejected during the ...
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What is the difference between shutdown command and doing shutdown from apple menu?

What is the difference between issuing command shutdown -h now in terminal and doing Shutdown from apple menu? Using command it's instantly power down the system. But via menu it takes around 30-40 ...
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MBP 15" early 2011 shuts down after login without power cord

Update #1: I uninstalled gfxcardstatus. Now the only times it shuts down instantly are when I initially log in (tried on user with Filevault and one without), and when I log out from one user ...
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Macbook Pro (mid 2010) shutting down upon boot up

Here is my question. My macbook pro has been acting crazy for a while, shutting down unexpectedly daily. Every once in a while it will work for a day or two but eventually will start shutting down ...
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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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Shutdown warning every time I log on

Whenever I log on, I get the "Your computer crashed previously, do you want to restart the running programs?" error; regardless of whether my machine crashed or not. Whether I press OK or Cancel, it ...
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Disable Shutdown prompt or solve it that it won't show

Shen shutting down my computer, I see a prompt with information that another user is logged in and that this user could lose data when I shutdown computer: I am almost certain it's because I ...
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Macbook Pro randomly shutting down with inactivity

I have a mid-2009, Macbook Pro. Half a year ago, I spilled a bit of coffee, and suffered some damage (option keys not working, and constant shutting down/restarting if a button/mouse isn't pushed ...
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OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) Custom Shutdown Screen/Behavior

I'm a network admin at a school, and I'm wondering if anyone here can shed some light on an odd problem. Preface: We have a number of laptop carts of MacBook Pros and MacBooks as well as over 100 ...
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MacBook shut down at 20% battery with no warning? [duplicate]

My 2013 13" MacBook Retina (OS X 10.10.3, Yosemite) shuts down when I have about 20 minutes of battery left. Not sleep, full shut down. It does this with no warning at all. I seem to remember ...
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Shut down via Terminal/AppleScript without restoring

How can I shut down my Mac via Terminal or AppleScript, but without restoring? tell application "Finder" to sleep works not, the windows will be restored.
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When shutting down, how to re-open apps on their respective desktops?

I work with 4 desktops, and every time I shutdown my machine, I tell it to re-open all windows on next boot. The problem is, with the exception of iTerm2, they all re-open on the first desktop (...
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MacBook Pro won't shutdown

My MacBook Pro seemed to get hung up in Chrome. Was able to quit Chrome and all other apps running (Mail and TextEdit) and tried to restart. Screen went black, trackpad still moving cursor but didn't ...
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Kernel: “Previous shutdown cause: -62”

I have a late 2013 27" iMac running Yosemite, and it randomly shuts off every now and then. I tried everything Reset SMC. Diagnostics, reformat Macintosh HD but still occurs and running out of ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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How to make Energy Saver Schedule to Shutdown when logged out

I have an iMac with the Energy Saver schedule to turn off at a specific time and then restart in the morning. It does not work if I am logged out. How do I make it work if no one is logged in?