PowerPC :: Not Starting Up - Automatically Shut Off?

Sep 14, 2009

My powerbook will not start up all the way. It suddenly went off yesterday and did not give any noticeable warning. I left it alone after trying to start it up several times. I tried again today and had the same problem. I will here the motor for a few seconds and then nothing. Also, it did come on twice, went off both times when titled the entire laptop up. So, if I tilt it at anytime it automatically shut off.

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Applications :: How To Get Aperture Stop Starting Automatically

Mar 22, 2009

How do you get it to stop starting when I plug in my camera/iPod?

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Feb 29, 2012

There are a number of programs that automatically start up when I boot up my mac. I don't want this to happen as it annoys me! How do I control and change the settings of this?

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Dec 3, 2014

I have a Macbook Pro running OS X Yosemite Ver 10.10.1. Whenever I plug in my Apple headphone it in, the iTunes automatically starts and I would like to disable the same. I am talking on FaceTime using my head phone, (I am guessing some small movements of headphone triggering this) the  iTunes starts automatically and the songs start to play during the FaceTime call. 

Does any one know how to disable the iTunes from not starting up automatically, whenever a Headphone is inserted into Mac. I can start iTunes whenever I want like any other application. But I just don’t want any automatic starting of iTunes, when I plug the headphone!

Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Why MacBook Automatically Shut Down?

Jun 11, 2009

I don't really remember what I was doing but it just turned off then when I tried to turn it on it would make a sound like when you turn it off. I think its the hard drive stopping but its like high pitched to low. and it kept doing that then after a few times I got it to start up.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Stop Applications Automatically Starting In User Account

Jun 1, 2012

Parental control is active, but no restrictions on which applications they can use; just website restrictions and time limits.Allowed them to modify the dock.Each time they log in various applications automatically start and removing them from the startup list does not seem to solve the problem, and one is not even on the list.The "re-open windows" check box is NOT selected when they log out and I watched them quit the applications before logging out.

Example: for one account iTunes Helper always shows up on the startup list... I try to remove it in their account and it just pops back up... this appears to cause iTunes to autostart each time the log in... annoying.

Example: same account, the System Preferences always start up... fortunately it is locked so the kid can modify anything. But again, annoying.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Dec 21, 2007

My G5 has developed a problem with restarting. Basically if I restart it gets to the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning thing but shuts down as soon as it gets to the blue screen. This will happen for as many times as I care to restart it. The only solution I have come across is to take out the SDRAM modules and swap them round (any combination will do as long as they are swapped) and bingo, it starts again as if nothing was wrong.

Initially I had four 512k modules from Crucial and recently replaced them with two 1024 modules from another manufacturer to see if that would solve it but it didn't. Zapping the PRAM also didn't work. I should say also that around the same time it developed a habit of shutting down mid-use, but this was solved by switching the processor usage from high to automatic.

G5 2ghz dual
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OS X :: When Updating Boot Cache Then Shut Down Hangs Automatically?

Dec 13, 2009

I have a problem. I have installed Leopard on a partition on my MacBook. When install successfully completed, my Macbook restarted but it hangs and does not restart so I had to switch the power off by the power button. I then switched my MacBook back on to complete registration and finally got into Leopard.I then updated using Software Update and then restarted but it will not restart. When I try to restart i get presented with a window telling me that "Updating Boot Cache". I then click "OK" but it hangs on the desktop wallpaper and pointer. I have tried to leave my MacBook for half an hour but it is still hanging on the desktop wallpaper and pointer. Same thing happens with Shutdown

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Hardware :: Power Mac Shut Down Automatically And Loud Fan - Faulty RAM?

May 7, 2009

Over the last year I now and again get this strange this happening where the computer would freeze and the fan would come on at full speed and be very loud. It also started happening when I turn off the computer for a while and turn it back on again. It would not start up and the fan would just kick in. The only way I could get it going was to manually turn the machine on and off until it would eventually turn on properly. Sometimes I would have to do this 4 or 5 times.

Then today the computer just turned itself off automatically. No warning, nothing, just click and off like when you have a power cut, but there was no power cut. So I ran a quick hardware test from the OS installation disk and it said that it detected 2 faulty RAM sticks at startup. I was worried it might be a logic board problem but that has come back on the test saying it is okay.

Would having faulty RAM cause the above to happen? And how reliable is the hardware test that comes with the Apple OS installation disk? I am praying it is just RAM and nothing more expensive. I am gonna clean out the fan today, and dust things down a little bit just in case it is a bit of dirt or something, but I would be interested in other people's opinions.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Automatically Close A Running Application On Shut Down?

Apr 13, 2012

I recently found that the cause for my macbook pro hanging on shut down was due to Kaspersky running in the background. Because quiting it before shutting down every time is annoying is there a way to automate the quitting of an application when I request my computer to shut down? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Logic Pro 9

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MacBook Pro :: Automatically Close A Running Application On Shut Down?

Apr 13, 2012

I recently found that the cause for my macbook pro hanging on shut down was due to Kaspersky running in the background. Because quiting it before shutting down every time is annoying is there a way to automate the quitting of an application when I request my computer to shut down?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Logic Pro 9

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PowerPC :: Starting Up Dual 1.42 GHz Firewire 800 G4

Aug 5, 2007

I recently bought a firewire 800 dual 1.42 GHz G4 power mac, which didn't have a hard drive or memory. I bought some memory from OWC and I threw a hard drive in it. When I press the power button I hear the startup sound however there is no video on the monitor. I'm trying to figure out whether it's a bad motherboard, video card, or if it could possibly be something else like the power supply. I have reset the PMU to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do to figure out which component is bad?

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Software :: Re-starting A G5 PowerPC From A MacBook Pro?

Feb 20, 2009

I have a G5 powerpc that is flashing a question mark. Whenever this has happened in my life with previous Macs i have pulled out my trusty install disc and fixed the problem, however i have lost the install disc.

I do have an intel MacBook Pro. Is there anyway i can wipe and install OSX on my PowerPC via my MacBook Pro without buying an OSX install disc?

Also, i had read that i could boot in safe mode by holding down shift but this has no effect. Does anyone know why?

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PowerPC :: Powerbook Not Starting Up / No Noise No Picture?

Sep 17, 2008

The machine I'm having trouble with is a Powerbook G4 17" 1.33GHz with 2GB RAM. This machine has been very well cared for. It's mostly been used as a backup machine of late. When I do need to take it out with me, it's transported in a InCase padded Napa leather case.I mostly use it plugged into AC, and when I have it plugged in for longer than 24h, I remove the battery.

It is running for the most part of the day when in use. And when it is in use, it rests on a Cooler Master fan cooler pad to help with the cooling. I just close the lid when I'm done with it. The only time that it is shutdown or rebooted is when an update or installation requires.

So recently I brought it along to a friend's place, and she borrowed the machine to browse the internet. Being unfamiliar with the sleep function, she shut it down. After this, I cannot get it to start up again. Some of the measures I've taken to try and revive it are:

1. Resetting the PMU (shift-ctrl-option-power, wait 5s, start).

2. Removing AC + battery and holding power for 10s.

3. Reseating the RAM (swapping slots, removing one stick at a time, replacing the RAM with the original 512MB stick).

After all this, I still get nothing. I mean nothing. No chime. No grey screen. No spinning gear. No latch light. No fan. No whirrl-clunk from SD. When I say nothing, I want you understand I'm getting absolutely nothing.

There is a weird thing though. The battery indicator (5 LEDs on bottom of the battery) work. The AC ring indicate fully charged (green ring) and charging (orange ring). With the AC ring indicating charging (orange ring), and I invoke the PMU reset, it momentarily turns green before resuming on orange.

I've tried looking high and low for anyone with remotely the same problem, and can't seem to find anything like this.As far as I can tell, I think it's either a logic board failure or a PRAM battery failure.

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PowerPC :: My PowerBook G4 Has A Red Tint After Waking/starting It Up?

Mar 20, 2009

Like, when the gray screen turns on, it has a reddish hue. after a couple minutes, colors restore to normal.

then if my screensaver kicks in, and I wake it up, even immediately, I can see that reddish hue and watch it slowly transform into the proper color.

What does this mean? Does it mean that my bought-in-2004 1.33 ghz PowerBook G4 is dying of age? it's nto necessarily the computer itself, but the screen.

y'know how in school, when the overhead projector would start to look brownish? and then a few days/weeks later, *explosion* the bulb has burned out?

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PowerPC :: G4 Stuck At Login Window Starting Screen

Sep 23, 2010

I have an old G4, think its a powerMac, not sure. It was given to me. When i try to boot up, its loading up, but its stuck at "login window starting" screen.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Full - System Not Starting Up

Sep 8, 2007

Did a quick search and couldn't find anything. My HD in my powerbook and full and I can't seem to start up my powerbook because the hard drive is so full. Does anyone know a way to get the computer started up so I can free up some space in my hard drive? I also have an external HD if that is of any help.

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PowerPC :: G5 IMac Not Starting UP/loading Bar Doesn't Load

Mar 7, 2008

I turned my iMac on today and it starts up to the blue screen with the welcome screen but the loading bar doesn't load at all and it just freezes. Nothing has changed between today and yesterday

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PowerPC :: No Space On Hard Drive - Starting From Scratch

Jan 30, 2009

I have a first generation iMac G5 and it come with 80GB of internal storage. The drive is so full that I rarely have more than 2 GB available. Even seeing 1 is becoming hard. I checked the size of all the areas of the computer and together all the files visible on the Macintosh HD only amount to about 61GB This leaves anywhere between 17-19GB (counting the way they measure GB) of space that is not accounted for. I understand there are hidden system files and other things that are not visible to the Finder, but this number seems outrageous. I was thinking of backing up my entire computer. Zeroing out the hardrive and reinstalling the OS and starting from scratch. If I wanted to do this maintaining the same documents files applications preferences and users.

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PowerPC :: Mac G5 Won't Shut Down

Apr 2, 2007

My friend is using a Power Mac G5 and it will not shut down. When shut down is selected, it gets to a blue screen with the rotating progress wheel, or whatever, that is seen on start up. It will stick to this screen until the computer is forced off by holding down the power button. Also, occasionally, when the computer is powered on, the fan runs at full speed and nothing happens until it is forced off and turned on again. I'm guessing these two issues might be related. Any suggestions on what to do? We have tried unplugging all USB devices.

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PowerPC :: Unable To Shut It Down

Jun 2, 2007

I have a PowerMac G4 that isn't saving the settings when I shut the computer down. I think it might be the battery on the mobo, but I'm not totally sure. does anyone know of any other reason why it would do that or confirm my suspicions?

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PowerPC :: Shut Down It - Reset Everything?

Jan 24, 2008

everytime i shut down the computer it resets everything. takes off all the music i added in itunes ( still has firefox that i added in the finder though but i had to re-install it). i'm thinking the person who sold it to me did something to clean the machine when it was sold.

this is probably something easy but i'm not too computer savvy.

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PowerPC :: G4 Wants To Shut Down After Sleeping?

Mar 25, 2008

My aging G4 Quicksilver is still very operable yet have had mysterious problems with mouse tracking, USB ports not being recognized and now the machine wants to shut off after being asleep for some time. Someone suggested that it could be a voltage regulation problem, but service personnel have not been able to duplicate the problem with a bench test. In short, when I have a startup problem (the startup button will start to glow, at startup and then the light goes out and the machine fails to boot) or if I find the machine turned off after I left it to sleep at night or a few hours during the day, I will open the case and shut it. This little nudge seems to be a temperary fix. Nervous it does make me that my time is short with this trusty box.

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 Intermittent Shut Down?

Nov 13, 2006

I have one of the 20" iMac G5's covered by the warranty extension for the intermittent shutdown problem. The problem is that I am out of the country, and where I am has very unreliable Apple service. It would be gone for weeks and weeks. I am considering flying back home to get my computer repaired. The computer shuts down multiple times a day without warning.

What are the chances I can find an AASP in the DC area who can do the repair in a day or two. I have read that the repair is only a power supply swap and can be done in 15 minutes. What do y'all think?

My other option is to just buy a new computer and worry about repairing this one in a year or two, which is a $2,000 hassle.

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PowerPC :: G4 Locked Up - Cannot Restart After Shut Down

Jan 26, 2009

My PowerBook G4 15" alu 1.25 ghz locked up out of nowhere the other night (while only running firefox). Couldn't even force quit, so after a long wait I manually shut it down. Then I couldn't get it going again. I pulled the battery, let it sit overnight, and then it started up, only to freeze up again in 30 minutes. Same routine yesterday (though it lasted an hour or so).

I live in Germany and the only Apple store is hours away. And of course my Apple Care is expired. I've zapped the PRAM, reset the PMU, ran first aid on disk utilities (everything came back OK), but I'm freaking out. This thing is seriously important to me, and I can't afford to replace it. I've read plenty of speculation that it could be the logic board, or that it's locking up from overheating, or maybe the hard drive is going bad (though the tests come back OK).

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Jan 15, 2010

I was using my eMac today (700MHz, 40GB HD, OS 10.4 Tiger) and it just shut down. It was unplugged for over an hour and nothing happens when I press the power button at all. I just got a Mac mini today so I have a nice new Mac to work on now . But is the eMac done or is it just like the PRAM just locked up?

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Jul 18, 2005

With my Powerbook, whenever I shut the screen the computer goes to sleep. I was under the impression that (unlike the ibook) this is not supposed to happen? Is there a way to set the powerbook so that it only goes to sleep when i explicitly tell it to (i.e. the option in the Apple menu), so that for example when I shut the screen I can still have it hooked up to external speakers/TV/the network?

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PowerPC :: Ibook Shut Off After Re-installing OS X Now Won't Turn On?

Jan 16, 2009

I bought an ibook a little while ago because I wanted a small, simple notebook and I love my home iMac. I found one for a good price on eBay and when it arrived everything seemed ok. I wanted to re-install the OS and set everything to my specifications because I was having a little trouble with some of the apps. Anyway, I went through the lengthy re-install and just as it finished counting down the seconds to completion, it shut down. I thought it might be in sleep mode because the little white light was on, so I hit a key and the light went off but nothing happened. Nothing on the screen, no HD noise, nothing. I'm at a loss because I really don't know much at all about hardware or software, which is why I liked the user-friendly Mac so much. The only thing that tells me it's getting power is the little green light at the power connector. I tried a PMU reset (there's no reset button on my model so it was a button combo of shift-ctrl-option-power I think) but that didn't do anything.

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Oct 28, 2009

So I've done all I can find on the internet on helping my broken computer. It used to have the noisy fan issue and then it would shut off. Now after being off for 12 hours, it may shut off in 2 minutes, maybe in 30. I have reset the SMU by unplugging for 10 seconds and then plugging in while simultaneously holding the power button, then turning it on. Ive also reset the PRAM, but it still seems to shut off. Is it a bad power supply? I dont ever hear the fans blowing hard anymore.

If anyone has basic things to do, I'm all ears. I know last step is probably just reinstall OSX.

I'm on 10.4 right now.

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PowerPC :: Emac Restores To Factory Settings When Shut Down

May 26, 2009

i bought an emac that was previously used in a school. i changed all the settings on the computer to my own and when i shut it down and turned it back on, the settings were restored to the original. i've heard that schools use programs to make this happen so it doesn't save anything on their computers but i'm not sure of the name of the application or how to get rid of it.

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