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CAnt Shutdown or Reboot my Air

4070 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2008 1:22 AM by 365nice RSS
airstream79 Calculating status...
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Aug 4, 2008 12:18 PM
hi folks,

i recently got an (already used) macbook air and i have quite some trouble with the tiny one:

-i cant shutdown the air like my other macs-the display remains black, the computer starts working, but if i close the display, the lid is lighting permanently. when i try to restart it with a simple pressing on the power button, nothing happens. it just boots again, when i hold it down for at least 5 secs and then restart the whole thing.

-same thing when i try to reboot the machine.

has anyone else occured those symptoms on an air? has anybody a idea how to fix that?

i would be so thankful, as i really loose my nerves with that thing...

regards and thnx in advance

chris
Macbook Air 1.6 HD, Mac OS X (10.5.4), "out of the box"-state
  • stephen w Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 4, 2008 10:06 PM (in response to airstream79)
    Interesting problem! Mine starts up automatically! Whenever I shut it down, I come home and it's running or in sleep mode! It never stays shut down! It's bizarre...the only way it stays off is if I leave it unconnected, and the battery drains! Otherwise it's on!
    MacBook Air 1.8ghz/64gb w/SSD, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iMac Aluminum 20"/Time Capsule 1TB/160gb ATV/Bose QC3's/White iPhone 3G
  • 365nice Calculating status...
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    Oct 31, 2008 1:22 AM (in response to airstream79)
    Not sure if its the same, but I've had the same problem where I can't shutdown using either the power button or the menu - it says its shutting down but it doesn't.

    My solution was to open the Console app and type:

    su - <admin name> (you might already be an administrator, I'm not)

    shutdown -r now

    This worked - so nothing wrong with the unix underneath but something to do with a process blocking the UI?
    Mac Air, Mac OS X (10.5.5)

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