random shutdown

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by EK03, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. EK03 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Hey guys, for the past 2 weeks ive had the strangest problem with my powerbook g4 (revision C). Its been shutting off without me hitting anything. I would get the are you sure you want to shut down your computer now? dialog box and i would hit cancel then a few minutes later it would do a forced shutdown. Sometimes when i try laucnhing an application it will say it cant because the computer is shutting down. I have no idea what the problem is, any help would be appriciated.

    Best Regards,
  2. EK03 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2004
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Start with the normal stuff.... zap pram/nvram, reinstall OS X, then call AppleCare.
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    And repairing permissions, slightly less drastic than an OS install.

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