I am unable to shut down my G4 laptop. I select shut down from the menu bar or by pressing the power button and the G4 turns off , then it immediately restarts. What can I do to resolve this problem?
Thanks for the help, but I think it has already been mentioned in this thread that we've tried that.
I can't speak for geordie's original "can't shut down G4" situation, but I've tried multiple boot partitions, and changed the "reset after power failure" settings on each boot system used.
I'd be very surprised if this is a simple OS X system settings issue.
okay, so if you're saying that the "startup after power failure" property is stored in PRAM, cool. But it can be switched by the OS...so if this is the problem, then the combination of resetting the PRAM and ensuring the "restart after power failure" checkbox is subsequently not selected should have fixed it, right?
'cause it didn't... so I assume that fixing it is more than a matter of tweaking settings... seems like hardware to me; bad power switch or something wrong with the [out of spec.] power-on-over-USB-system seem the most likely candidates to me.