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TJ Skywasher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

I've been having slow shut downs on my MacBook Pro for a couple of years now, have just upgraded to the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display and still have slow shut down issues.  It's not too major, but can take about 15 seconds to shut down.

 

Years ago I have a 13 Inch White MacBook and shutdown on that was pretty much instant, a second if that, even after 3 and a half years use and an almost full hard drive.  I upgraded in 2010 to a 15 Inch MacBook Pro and thats when it all started, took around 15 seconds to shut down.  I always use Migration Assistant when setting up my new Mac's and again did the same a few weeks ago when upgrading to my latest MBPr.  My sister has recently had a MacBook Air and this shuts down instantly, so was wondering if there may be something causing my slow shut downs?

 

It may not be the end of the world but from having pretty much instant shut downs on all my previous Mac's going back 12 years to all of a sudden a couple of years ago having extended shut down times on the latest machine it seems a bit strange.  I read somewhere about using Disk Utility to repair permissions which I've done but that hasn't changed anything.  Anything else I can try?


MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 2.6GHz, 8GB Ram, 512GB, 1GB NVIDIA
  • 1. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)

    Have a look in here

     

     > System Preferences... > Users & Groups | Login Items

     

    What's in the list? Anything you recognize from years back?

     

    Try removing everything from the list, then restart and test the shutdown time. 

  • 2. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    TJ Skywasher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I looked there, the only things I have are Dropbox and update bar that I'm currently using. But even if I turn those off and delete them from login items it still takes just as long to shut down.

  • 3. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    TJ Skywasher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Anyone else have any other solutions?

  • 4. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    HSien277 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have that sometimes when I start the computer and turn it off withough touching any apps.....but if I launch some apps then it shuts down quickly~like in 3 seconds...not sure why....

  • 5. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    SnipeSwipe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I am really disappointed. Even I'm facing the same problem. This issue started as soon as I updated the MacBook Pro software. All of apple's software have some issues.

     

     

    And mine is a 15 second boot always now. It starts in 11 seconds and closes in 15!! Impossibru!

  • 6. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    mr da Level 3 Level 3 (510 points)

    Do you happen to have any devices plugged in when you shut down? I noticed that with an sdxc card plugged in, the shutdown time rose dramatically. Removed the card, and it was back to the usual 2 seconds.

  • 7. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    SnipeSwipe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Just nothing works. I've tried shutting it down by rebooting without any connected wires too. There is some software issue in the new software update, because my logging in time, sleep time and stuff like that's same. I'm only facing an extremely long boot time.

  • 8. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    TJ Skywasher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Since upgrading to Mountain Lion my shutdown issue has been resolved, instead of taking about 15 seconds or so it now shuts down instantly as it should.

  • 9. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    SnipeSwipe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No dude. Sleep/Start up times have inproved drastically  and the animations are much smoother, but I've not got a single <15 second boot till now. Did you uninstall something?

     

    And I've given up, I don't shut it down anymore. It's always on sleep now. And it works pretty gosh darn good that way too.

  • 10. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    TJ Skywasher Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Nope, didn't touch anything.  Start up was always fine it was just shut downs that were always a bit slow, but just the upgrade to ML has single handedly sorted that problem out.

  • 11. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    Robert Weller1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    My rMBP takes almost a full minute to shut down.  I tried resetting the PMU and PRAM.  I checked console/logs but could find nothing obvious running or erroring after the shutdown command. After three calls to Applecare, I took it into the Genius Bar today.  They couldn't figure it out either.  They are reinstalling the OS (10.8.1) and I'll pick it up tomorrow.

  • 12. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    whytang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My MBPr is running Mountain Lion 10.8.2.Normally the shut down time approximately took about 3 seconds until today when i tried to shut down it took me 8-9seconds and it's show the loading sign when shutting down.Any solution to fix it?Thanks

  • 13. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    Robert Weller1 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I wish my rMBP shut down in only 9 seconds.  It still takes a minute or so.  The Genius reinstalled the OS, but after one "normal" reboot, the laptop was back to s-l-o-w shutdowns.  The Genius suggested that it was probably something related to Parallels, so I uninstalled it.  No help.  The only solution I've found is to run the maintenance scripts (I use Onyx for this), but after a few reboot cycles, it still returns to its slow behavior.

     

    Whytang, you might try looking at the console during the time your machine is shutting down to see if any odd things were logged.  Or, you can look in real time by booting in "verbose" mode (hold down Command-V while booting). 

     

    My current theory is some network component isn't releasing as it should, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

  • 14. Re: MacBook Pro slow shutdown
    SnipeSwipe Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It is unfortunate. Even my problem isn't resolved. It boots up in 7 seconds but shuts in 15-20. There is justno getting away from that. No software update changes the situation. Plus, I have windows running in BootCamp. It boots in 30 seconds but close sin 5, so something wrong with OSX...

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