New PowerBook turns itself off...??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by PieMac, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my new 1.67 15" PowerBook for a little over a week and it has turned itself off twice now. Both times it was plugged into the power adapter and in sleep mode. Has anybody else experienced this or know what this is about? Perhaps it is a safey measure in the event of a power surge? (I also have it plugged into a surge protector just for good measure).
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    i dont know if this is the case for the new powerbooks, but we have a titanium 1 Ghz and when it's plugged in, after it charges all the way it stops charging as if the computer isnt plugged in (no power goes through the power cord). then eventually the battery runs down and the computer shuts itself off. if you unplug it and plug it back in it starts charging again. good luck. :)
    --andrzej
     
  3. macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    my brother's dual 2.5 G5 turns off by itself to...weird huh :confused:
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm...no, I don't think the newer models do this...the 17" PowerBook (third generation) that I just sold never had this problem and always kept a charge when plugged in as does my partner's new 12" PB.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apple

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    I heard that 10.3.8 sometimes throws the computer into a random shut down, but my ibook never does it so it must be a pb problem
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am running the latest version...10.3.8. But I haven't heard of this problem. Will do some research and see if I can come up with anything.
     

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