My CD 1.83 MBP is shutting down randomly....oh no

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Temujin, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    My almost one year old MBP suddenly shut down completely a couple of days ago. I thought nothing of it when it happened and hit the power switch to turn it back on.
    But now I'm a bit worried, it also happened twice yesterday and today three times, so far.
    Once off battery and the rest on. It seems random and not linked to any particular program.

    I've had no problems since I got the new logic board (whine issue) some six months back.

    What could this be?
     
  2. pianos101 macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem, but mine was definitely linked to a battery problem (would turn off at 35-40%). Better call Apple before your 12 months are up (assuming you don't have AppleCare)!!
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    You may need apple to repair this, but there are a few steps you could try.

    ARepair permissions (in the Disk Utility app)

    B1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Hold the power button down. You will see the sleep light flash.
    After the flashing stops, let go of the power button, you will hear a long beeping sound and then the computer will start up.


    C1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4.
    3. Turn on the computer.
    4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
    5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup sound for the second time.
    6. Release the keys.


    Good Luck!
     
  4. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Exciting, you've hit the RSS.

    This is caused by a wire being taped to the heat pipe. You've got two choices... either send it in to Apple, or open up your computer and move the tape from above the wire to below the wire (to insulate the heat). I fixed it myself back in November (since Apple wouldn't do it for me) and haven't had a problem yet.

    Oh, and just so you know, your problem will probably get worse and worse... so it's best to not wait it out if you're going to need your computer in the future.
     
  5. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    Is your firmware up to date, if not, update to the latest firmware.
     
  6. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    Is that the whole zap pram deal?

    I was afraid that was the case. I remember the MB's had a simular problem. I just assumed they fixed that as well when I got the new logic board.

    Yep
     
  7. whateverandever macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's the zap PRAM deal. It won't help, but you can do it ahead of time as they'll probably harass you about it if you call AppleCare. The noobs they have on the first-line have absolutely no idea what's wrong with you machine. They might as well be robots.

    Reminds me of SNL... "this man uses a card!"

    The problem with Apple replacing logic boards for the whine is that they haven't officially admitted to the RSS problem with MacBook Pros. Hence they don't even bother to check if their logic boards are going to have the chance of RSS cropping up.
     
  8. Temujin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Temujin

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    Well I'd better bite the bullet and call Apple then....sigh

    Thanks for all your replies guys
     

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