MBA shuts off when I close the lid

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jonomo, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    From time to time, it shuts down instead of just going to sleep... I looked through the options and I can't figure out why it's doing that.. any tips?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    low battery?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2005
    No.. seems to have nothing to do with the battery level..
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2011
    This seems to be a problem with're not the only one with the problem on these forums. It happens after the Air tries to enter its deep sleep, which will be after 1 hour -- this may explain why you're only seeing it occasionally. I used to have this problem, but its no longer a problem on my Air after I reset the SMC and reset the PRAM -- you can google around how to do both of these. Also, make sure your primary hard drive is selected as the Startup Disk in System Preferences. If this doesn't work, I suggest taking it in to let the genius bar look at it.

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