MacBook Pro :: Won't Boot Unless Hold The Power Button And Shuts Off After Closing

Jun 17, 2012

My mac book pro (current gen) shuts off after closing the screen and won't start up unless I hold the power button for about 10 secs.  

Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Command:         No Target

[code]....

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