11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2012 2:45 PM by Alex2Carmen Branched to a new discussion.
Mamuq Level 1 (0 points)

Hello Everyone,


Im glad to have Lion and i was waiting it for a long time.I have MBP 2010 with i7 Cpu. I upgraded my SL yesterday to Lion. Now when i hit shutdown its like 4 mis to shutdown sometimes more. i've looked kernel but nothing seem to be wrong and if u use lion like 10 min and then shutdown it shuts down in 1 min. its too long also. What can be wrong people ?





PS : Apple Rocks.

  • Draekz Level 1 (5 points)

    I have to be honest, I love my apple products and I love Lion, however.... it takes probably 2-3 times longer to start/shutdown than Snow Leopard.


    Most likely due to the extra software and features that are available.


    I've noticed that the startup sequence goes through different variations than before. They tried to make the transition from the apple bootup graphics to the OS in a seamless way. Overall, I think the effect was done well, but because its so slow, and the processing/reading/writing is taking so much power, the effects overall seem to go by like a slideshow more than a high framerate animation.


    I'm using a MacBook Pro mid-2010 i7 with 8GB RAM and 5400RPM 500GB HD.


    Lion seems to work better on my new Mac Mini 2011 server, and my new iMac 2011 27"


    Still, I've had many problems with OSX lion overall. Bugs in the interface. Overlays of icons I was dragging staying on the screen permanently until you restart Finder, or total crashes of the OS graphics and I have to restart. Freezing while in sleep mode and cannot wake.


    None of those problems happen with leopard on my lappy, just with Lion.


    Overall, the Lion experience is good, but making my Mac somewhat more cumbersome to use because of the freezing/crashing.


    Hopefully fixes come and things get better.




  • Biltong2011 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, have the same issue here. I upgraded from Snow Lepard to Lion and suddenly my MacBook Pro takes a good while to shut down and startup. However, when using the Mac for 10mins or more the Mac Shuts down  and Starts up as it did before which was fast. If I shut down now and restart it wouldn't be a problem. But If I shut down again more or less straight after a reboot and restart it takes forever.  If I Startup and use it for at least 10 mins and it shuts down normally and restarts normally.


    This is most deffinately a bug which they need to fix hopefully in the next patch.


    I have done all the recommended things by Fixing Permissions and clearing out the chaches but still the same.

  • Mamuq Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually today i made a clean install of Lion and its working really good. I guess something wrong with adressing about lion update from snow leopard

  • Alex2Carmen Level 1 (0 points)

    I have cracked the case! Here's what's actually causing your machine to linger on the shutdown screen unnecessarily. In all instances, you guys have to reformat your Mac and reinstall the OS to eliminate this dilemma. Most recent Apple OS X update has caused this problem. Anything above 10.7.2, will cause this delay during the shutdown process. After you have formatted and reinstalled your Mac to Lion, do not update your system to the latest OS X updates! That's what causing the problem. This latest update if you remember was supposed to fix a few problems and one of them was to fix the auto select option " Reopen Windows when logging back in" as this option used to be auto selected during the shutdown, but after the update this option no longer auto selected. Consequently hard to tell which update from the latest upgrade causes the problem, but definitely it's the latest system update is what causing this problem. There's no way to fix this problem without completely formatting the drive to the state of the bare drive then reinstalling the OS clean. You don't have to upgrade from leopard to lion, you can install a clean lion Oas on your machine. During the download open your application folder and leave it open, after the download is complete, move the installation file to the desktop then from there burn to a DVD. Do not follow the installation process yet, because after upgrading it from Leopard to Lion, the installation process will delete this setup file. When you've fixed this problem, send me a message and let me know if this has resolved the issue!


    Here are the instructions on how to burn Lion OS X on a DVD:


    Download Lion from the Mac App Store. The installer should show up in your Applications folder.
    Right-click on the installer and hit "Show Package Contents". Navigate to Contents > SharedSupport and look for a file called "InstallESD.dmg".
    Open up Disk Utility and drag the DMG file into the left-hand sidebar. If you're burning it to a DVD, insert your DVD, select the disk image in the sidebar, and hit the "Burn" button.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,350 points)

    You may have cracked the case for you but... The people who posted here last year were on Lion 7.0 or 7.1 not 7.2 and above, so that blows your case for them.


    Slow or bad hard drives can make a Mac slow to startup or shutdown. My statup time is about 15 seconds and shut down a sec or two.

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,210 points)

    Disable every vestige of resume, quit all apps, then shutdown. See if that speeds things up.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,350 points)

    Since you reinstalled the OS and your are still having shutdown problems... you must be having a hardware problem. Take the computer in a see what Apple says. One of the transistors must be loose.

  • Alex2Carmen Level 1 (0 points)

    I never said I still have a problem. In fact the problem has been resolved after reinstalling the OS and not updating to the latest updates. It's working like a Swiss clock. I only updated ones just to ensure that the problem was associated with the newer updates. Since that turned out to be the case, I've reinstalled one last time and never updated again. It's working as it used to before. You should appreciate the fact that people find a resolution to those unpredictable dilemmas. I was excited that finally found the problem and eliminated. You don't understand how frustrating it can be when the problem starts out of nowhere and you're just wondering what the heck has happened and it stays there persistent. I thought it'd be helpful for others to solve their problem related to the same issue. I don't pretend to be an Apple genius, but I'm not computer illiterate either. I accidentally stumbled upon a resolution by simply browsing around and exploring. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. My post definitely didn't deserve a criticism either. You simply didn't understand nor appreciated the good purpose of it.

  • David M Brewer Level 6 (9,350 points)

    Since this works for you that is fine. But, not being able to update to 7.4 there is something still wrong with your computer.

  • Alex2Carmen Level 1 (0 points)

    One other major problem I've discovered is the battery pack has the tendency to swell up and hinder the trackpad's function to an extent that disabled clicking function. As soon as i've removed the battery pack it resolved the problem. the battery swelled up and pushed the trackpad outward and disabled the clicking and scrolling functions. Apple batteries are known for their faulty operations, even burst in fires and explosions. I need to call the apple care and find out how long the battery pack is covered by the warranty.

  • Alex2Carmen Level 1 (0 points)

    I will update to 10.7.4, if it doesn't slow down the shutdown process then I'll assume that the cause might then be related to the trackpad's behavior caused by the swellen battery pack. You can see an apparent swelling of the battery by a naked eye, and when I touch it, it pops like an open can.