MacBook Pro sometime won't shut down after Lion installation.

After installation of Lion my new MacBook Pro (early 2011) sometime won't shut down in the normal way and I have to shut it down using the power botton.

Make sure you quit out of all programs prior to shuting down if you have not done so.
Boot up from your install DVD and run "Repair Disk" from the Utility menu.

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    About SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 - Apple Support
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    [email protected]

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    [email protected]

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    [email protected]

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