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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macOS Catalina crashing everytime

I have a 15" mid-2015 Retina MacBook Pro with 16 GB RAM. After doing a clean install for macOS Catalina, my RMBP always freezes and after a couple of seconds, it shows kernel panic message and ...
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Macbook not shutting down due to a stuck app

I was trying to mount my server with Osxfuse but the server was offline but the cursor turned into a colorful loading icon and I wasn't able to click anything. Was only able too move the cursor. So I ...
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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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How can I delete all network users on startup or shutdown?

I want to run this script before any student logs into the computers daily. #!/bin/sh mv /Users/admin /admin wait $pid mv /Users/Shared /Shared wait $pid rm -rf /Users/* wait $pid mv /admin /...
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Is there an index / explanation for Shutdown cause -63 in the system log?

I am using MacBookPro12,1 (early 2015 model) and it restarts randomly without any warning. In the log, I found this: 2017-12-14 20:51:50 Previous shutdown cause: 5 2017-12-15 10:37:31 Previous ...
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Should shut down be logged as “crash”?

Some time ago, I started having minor problems. The "least minor" was that shutdown took more than ten minutes. With an SSD internal and nothing external, this didn't seem right. But when I used '...
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Apps will not quit on Mac OS Sierra 2016 MacBook Pro

After getting my brand new 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS Sierra, I have noticed that apps such as Chrome, Mail, Spotify, anything really, randomly and intermittently do not shut down when I go to ...
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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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How can I cleanly start and stop VirtualBox VMs using launchd?

Does anyone have a working macOS 10.15, Catalina, shell script for cleanly starting/stopping VirtualBox VMs using launchd? It seems macOS 10.15 has broken the standard solutions you find when ...
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Macbook pro restarts when gone to sleep for several hours

I have a late 2013 macbook pro running Mojave (10.14.5). When I put it to sleep for a longer period of time (it seems to happen overnight), it restarts after about 8 hours or so. I have no idea why ...
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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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MacBooks randomly restarting at same time: virus or forced software update?

At about 8:50 PDT this morning, 2 out of 3 MacBooks in our household restarted at the same time (about 1 minute apart). What happened is I left the room for about 5 minutes, and when I came back I saw ...
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Disable Launchd based daemon sudden termination upon shutdown

I'm running my own daemon under macOS Sierra and High-Sierra, and get unexpected behavior upon shutdown. according to the manual of daemon life cycle, it says that ... If the system is being shut ...
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Macbook is not starting up / random shut down

I was working on illustrator and suddenly my laptop went off, and is now failing to boot. Random lines are appearing on my screen as it tries to boot. Below is a link to a video I made of the issue: ...
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MBP (Late 2013 Retina display) is shutting down randomly

I have a late 2013 15 inch MacBook Pro I bought off Amazon used. It has a core i7 2.0 Ghz processor and 16 GB of RAM. It's running Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4. The battery cycle count is 414. The problem ...
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Testing Hardware of MacBook

I have a strange problem Sierra sudden shutdown and WiFi crashlogs. So far I tested the hardware with Apple Hardware Test and some tools for RAM and GPU. None found a problem. Are there some others to ...
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Can't log out, shutdown or restart macOS Sierra since the update

Since I have updated the OS to Sierra, I'm facing several issue (one example: Character Accent Menu doesn't appear anymore in macOS Sierra) Another bothering issue that is, I just can't log out. ...
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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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Why is my mac mini shutting down randomly?

I have a late 2012 Mac Mini running 10.10.2 that I use as a server on my home network. A few months ago I've started finding it switched off at what seems like random times. It's not connected to a ...
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Macbook pro mid-2010 randomly turns off?

This has been happening for around 6 months and it has gotten worse. I thought it was the battery because it had close to 1500 cycles. But I recently replaced it and now the problem seems worse. The ...
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pass shutdown from APC battery backup to VMware Fusion Guest machine

How can I pass the shutdown command to the vmware fusion guest (debian)? I installed vmware tools and if I manually shutdown my Mac it'll pass the command to shutdown the guest system first. However, ...
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Preferences resetting in Snow Leopard

Recently my Mac has been exhibiting two strange behaviours: Preferences for Safari and Windowshade return to their defaults on their own every few days. On occasions, when I select shut down, the ...
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iTunes interrupts shutdown

I'm on Lion. Everytime I try to shut down my laptop, I get a popup that tells me that iTunes has interrupted the shut down. When I try to shut down again (without quitting iTunes, or changing ...
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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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Change chmod from /sbin/shutdown

I'd like to change the rights of the shutdown executable from 751 to 750, because I'd like non-admin users to have no right to shutdown their Macs. Except I have the chmod error: Unable to change file ...
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kernel: (AppleSMC) Previous shutdown cause: -6

I have a MacBook pro retina 13-inch, early 2015. A couple of months ago I got the "service battery notification", now my MacBook is turning off randomly, sometimes repeatedly in a short period of ...
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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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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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Unexpected shut downs on MacBook Air '15 with code -128

I have a MacBook Air, Early 2015, running macOS Mojave. Over the last 2 weeks, it has been unexpectedly shutting down and rebooting over varied time periods. Upon checking the shutdown logs, I found ...
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MacBook hangs on shutdown. It shows a progress spinner on black background. (Verbose printout included)

I have a macbook air 1.4 Core i5 with macOS sierra. It hangs every time I shut it down. Thus, I cannot update it to high sierra. Using command+v I was able to screenshot the printout during the ...
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MacBook Pro randomly shuts off

After returning home, I'll take my MacBook Pro out of my bag and plug it in. However, it will often be shut off (never occurred before macOS High Sierra). Obviously, this is a chore, but there seems ...
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Force quit apps on shutdown automatically

When I turn off my Mac if I have iTerm or FreeChat open, my Mac stops its shutdown and tells me that I need to manually quit these apps before shut down. I was wondering if there was a way to have it ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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Create a script to turn wifi off on shutdown

Is there anyway to create a script that will automatically shut down the WiFi when I power down my machine? Maybe in Automator?
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MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

My MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown from the Finder menu after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I have to press the power button. Moreover, it shows the Apple logo and progress bar ...
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Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly

Mid 2011 imac 27" with new hard drive keeps shutting down randomly. After a bad crash, the imac can no longer boot into desktop. I seem to have a stuck booting cycle with the horizontal progress bar ...
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shutdown command - what can be wrong?

I have a late 2012 iMac. I use to shut it down with the shutdown command, in order to be able to delay the shutting down. Here's how I use it: sudo shutdown -h +30 # shuts down in 30 mins ...
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How to instruct OS X to wait for an application to close before interrupting a shutdown?

I'm using several virtual machines that take time to be paused when I want to reboot the system. It prevents OS X Lion from shutting down properly, because the VMware process is still running seconds ...
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OSX 10.7.2 can't shut down

When i click on shutdown nothing happens. I've tried repairing and verifying the hard-disks. Rebooting in safe mode, resetting PRAM, SMC. Nothing seems to work. The only 2 ways i can shutdown now is ...
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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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iPhone X shutting down after a few minutes

I have a iPhone X and I have taken good care of it so far, yesterday I was using it when it went pitch black. I pressed the side button until the Apple logo appeared and it worked again. It worked ...
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Screen flashes while shutting down

While shutting down MacBook, I got a flash on the screen for really short amount of time, but it's noticeable. Is it normal behaviour or there is something wrong with it? It happens only while ...
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MBP 2019 automatically turning on when a key is pressed

So basically what happens on my MBP 2019 is that after I turn it off and I press a key, it automatically turns on (when I say turn off I mean shut down). So basically after I accidentally press a key ...
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Can not open various softwares after plugging in an HDMI dummy on my Macbook Pro( mid 2014)

Here is my specs My problem started a long time ago where my Macbook Pro keep randomly shutting down. I searched online and find a solution here I followed the advice of the first answer and ...
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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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MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2013, shuts down as soon as it gets to lock screen

I've been using my macbook for a long time without disconnecting the charger and usually put on the sleep mode instead of shutting it down. One day randomly it shut down out of nowhere and wouldn't ...
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2008 Mac Pro 3,1 freezes upon adding USB devices

On my 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 it will turn off and have to be restarted when adding a usb ext drive. It has even turned off when plugging in a wired Apple mouse as well. It does this in either front or ...
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MacOS Catalina opens apps on launch even though all settings are set not to

Recently my Macbook Pro has begun to open the most recently used apps on launch even though I have done the following: Closed every app before shutting down Unchecked the "Reopen windows when logging ...
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Mac randomly tries to restart

I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Catalina 10.15. It is quite temperamental. Occasionally I can work for a day with no issues. At other points it will randomly restart, which takes one ...
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Macbook Pro Mojave 10.14.6 shutdown hangs sometimes after using iMovie

ok Ive been researching this for a few months now. My mbp hangs on shutdown, meaning it reaches as far as the black screen but the keyboard is lit and its still warm. Actually itll get super hot if ...