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Macbook Restarting on Shutdown


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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:30 PM

I have a late 2008 model macbook. The black plastic one.

It seems that every time I shut it down it restarts, or if I close the laptop to go into sleep mode it goes into restart mode? :inlove:

It seems that it could be some overheating issue?... Or could it be a virus??

I want to take it apart to check out my heat sink fan but fought I should ask you guys for suggestions before
taking the time to do such a task!

Thank-you
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Edited by JUICYboy, 30 October 2011 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 05:02 PM

Is everything updated like the BIOS, Hardware Drivers, and do you have any USB devices plugged in?

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

Everything is updated, I ran a hardware diagnostic with system profiler and it says passed

There is no usb devices plugged in.

What I am trying to find out if this is a hardware or software issue....?

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

On windows this would indicate a hardware issue dealing with the BIOS or a Driver.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

Thank-you

Makes sense..

I did install Hp Printer drivers, before this started happening and if I know hp there drivers have issues sometimes

I will go ahead and uninstall them and see what happens :lol:

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 10:21 AM

Start with running a Disk Repair. Go into disk Utility - choose First Aid - then choose repair permissions. Might be software related so that might fix it. Are there other users on your laptop? If so, log in as them and see if the same thing occurs. If it does, then it looks more like hardware related issue.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

Did we get the answer here? I don't see it. I would hold down the power button till it shuts down really shuts down no screen message.

Un power it, and then pull the battery for 20m no power .

Jerry




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