2006 Random Shutdown When Connected to External Display

allmanbrother

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 2, 2010
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I have a 2006 MacBook Pro that normally functions perfectly. However I recently purchased a 20" Acer monitor, and have it connected via DVI. The computer will turn on and run fine for about five minutes, and then will instantly shutdown with no sequence or warning. Any ideas?
 

Mersailios

macrumors regular
Oct 23, 2011
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What happens when you attempt to connect your MacBook Pro to a different external display?
 

Mersailios

macrumors regular
Oct 23, 2011
169
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Have you tried running the Apple Hardware Test at all to see if there's any detected issues with the graphics processing unit?

For information on how to run the Apple Hardware Test for your specific model, please see the following Apple Support document: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
 
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