Early 2008 MacBook random sleep/shutdown?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WAM2, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
    Alright so I Just got a macbook pro early 2008. It works great! Except when I Wake it from sleep and am prompted to enter my password in lion, when typing my password it will randomly goto sleep, and i have to wake it up again to sign it. And Just a couple minutes ago, I was watching a youtube video and it randomly shutdown, i pressed the power button to turn it on and it turned on for a second then shut down again, the restarted and shut down during the "bong". Then I Turned it on again and it seems fine, other than the fans on max when it was booting, and sometimes they will go back to max for a couple minutes, Is this a GPU issue? If so thats a relief, if not what is wrong with it?
  2. Filipo, Jan 7, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012

    Filipo macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem! Did you find any solution for this one???
  3. superhyperduck macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2012
    dittos same model same problem

    hi i have the same problem on my macbook 13inch early 2008. I have installed all the efi updates but still experience the same random shutdown/sleep thing others are any solution? does the cpu just need new thermal paste?

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