15" MacBook Pro (late 2008) randomly shuts down

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jasonbogd, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. jasonbogd macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have a unibody 15" MacBook Pro that I bought around two years ago. Since a couple days ago, it starts shutting down randomly. It seems like it's whenever I make a sudden movement (not that sudden), but I disabled the Sudden Motion Sensor and it still happened. However, it doesn't shut down everytime I make a sudden movement. Any ideas?

  2. jasonbogd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Alright, tried resetting the SMC, but it still has the same problem. Any other ideas? :)
  3. jdreier macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2010
    My macbook pro has started shutting down randomly also. I used to have this problem with my battery. turned out the battery was bad. Now I'm having this problem when my computer is plugged into AC. Seems like something power related inside has a loose connection. Anybody else ever seen anything like this?

    Fyi i'm on a 2007 era aluminum 2.2ghz macbook pro 3,1
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    Does it make a difference whether it is on battery power vs wall outlet?

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