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Old Oct 31, 2009, 12:52 AM   #1
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MacBook Pro does not sleep, it shuts down, when battery runs out after Snow Leopard

Hello,

Whenever my battery gets drained, my MacBook Pro turns off as if the battery was pulled out, I lose all my work when this happens.

This started after I installed Snow Leopard, before, it would just go to sleep and my work is safe.

Why is this happening?

Thanks.

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Old Nov 11, 2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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Hello,

Whenever my battery gets drained, my MacBook Pro turns off as if the battery was pulled out, I lose all my work when this happens.

This started after I installed Snow Leopard, before, it would just go to sleep and my work is safe.

Why is this happening?

Thanks.
my MacBook i just bought is doing the same. any word on whether this is related to SL?
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Old Nov 14, 2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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my MacBook i just bought is doing the same. any word on whether this is related to SL?
Same problem here too. Anyone?
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Old Dec 19, 2009, 08:19 PM   #4
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If anyone has any ideas on this topic, I'd be interested to know also.

I"m pretty sure this has only started occurring for me since snow leopard, before that it would go to sleep and restore everything once the power cord was plugged back in
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Have you reset your PRAM?
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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Have you reset your PRAM?
Just gave it a whirl, didn't work though

but thanks for the suggestion, it was worth a try
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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Looks like someone had the same problem in this thread. The solution was a new battery.
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Looks like someone had the same problem in this thread. The solution was a new battery.
I'll have a read of that now, thank you. I did try looking around on the a few forums, including apples, for the solution and only managed to find this thread.

I wonder if Apple will cover the battery under Applecare?? I know it's not usually covered, but I've only got 199 cycles on it, and before I started running it up and down over the past few days it was only on about 180. Aren't you supposed to get 500 or something out of the battery before you can expect it to die

Thanks again, just going to have a nose at that thread now

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Old Sep 10, 2010, 07:32 AM   #9
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Ditto

My (very new) MBP does this too

It is the cheapest 13" MBP, but with the 128G SSD. By the way, the battery life is awesome

I believe the problem is OS software, not hardware - I doubt replacing the battery will help, but I'd be very happy to be proved wrong!
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 09:49 AM   #10
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This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions: Apple Notebook Battery FAQ
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