I shut down, but it restarts on it's own
As a mac tech for 30 years, I am pretty familiar with most issues. When I can’t solve one, I turn to you guys. 100% fix rate, thanks.
Here’s what’s going on that I cannot figure out. It’s actually a late 2008 MBP 13: 1278. I build them for underprivileged kids to use for school. I got this one as a corporate turn-in . First, it came with a bad logic board. I replaced that. All was well, but no Wifi. I replaced the monitor with the better cable. The original cable was missing a brass connector. I didn’t want to dismantle the monitor to replace the iSight connector. I plugged the new cable in, I get Bluetooth and Camera, still no wifi. I got a cheap wifi usb adapter, all is good. Sorry, but wanted to give you background before my current issue.
I’ve tried everything I know to try but when I shut this unit down, it restarts on it’s own. The button is fine, and if I hold the button down for 5 seconds, it will shut off, or crash out. Not what I want, and you get the error message when restarted.
Here’s what I did:
- Reset NVRAM and PRAM several times, removed battery, pressed power button. Every reset possible, no effect.
- Created a new user, and new profile after I added the Wifi adapter. No effect.
- There is no restart on crash option on this OS, so no option there. I’ve tried resinstalling El Capitan, formatting disk, checking cables, everything is good. Overall, that’s the only issue that’s presenting itself.
- I’ve tried some Terminal commands from my online search to reset the state of the unit and reset the startup, so it goes through the Q&A like a new user. No effect.
Is there some terminal command I can run to bypass whatever it is that’s causing this? The power button is tip top and tried another keyboard just to make sure, just plugging it into the keyboard port to check while chassis was open. I also ran disk first aid, and no errors. So, I think I’ve done everything logical. I just can’t get it to shut down using the proper method. Even starting in Safe Mode did not have an effect. It still restarted. So, something is triggering it to restart. No peripherals are connected, aside from the wifi adapter. But, it was doing this before the wifi adapter. Could it be the board is looking for wifi and just can’t find it? I’m totally stumped on this one. I took a look at the console and found a couple errors. I’ll post the picture.
Any help appreciated, I try to assist people. Not used to being on this side, but this one got me! Thanks in advance.
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