How do I turn off a hung laptop?

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Apr 27 14:28:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 3:14 PM, Laura Conrad <lconrad at> wrote:
> Does anyone know anything good to do when CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work,
> and CTRL-ALT-F<n> doesn't get to a terminal, and the power switch
> doesn't do anything?  I've been pulling out the power cord and taking
> out the battery, and then the power switch turns things on, but there
> must be an easier way.

Generally, just press /and hold/ the power button. 5-10sec is usually enough.

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