17" MBP asks if I want to shut down, then does automatically

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rybitron, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. rybitron macrumors newbie

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    Jan 20, 2015
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    Hey guys,

    I have a problem with my 17" macbook pro. It is the very last model available (I love it). A while ago my macbook would randomly ask if I wanted to shut down, then no matter what I do it does shut down. Right as it shuts down I do hear a single click that seems to come from the right side. Near the dvd drive and the power button. About 2 years ago I pulled out the dvd drive and put the original hard drive in its spot and put a SSD in the spot of the original hard drive. So I have no dvd drive, a SSD for all my programs and OS and the original hard drive for media.

    It seems to happen maybe 15 minutes after I turn on the computer. Then once it happens once if I reboot the computer it will happen again very soon, usually within 1 minutes. So it may have something to do with when the computer starts to heat up. Keep in mind I am generally only doing things like surfing the internet, no gaming or video conversion.

    Let me know if anyone else has seen anything like this. I believe it is some sort of hardware issue related to the power button maybe?

    help!
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    What you're hearing is the hard drive's head parking itself after shutdown and is perfectly normal.

    That model MBP has a known graphics card issue caused by heat cycling. My gut tells me this is what is causing your problem. There isn't really a fix apart from a new logicboard, which will also eventually fail as they all suffer from the flaw.
     

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