faulty macbook, software or hardware?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Petenick3, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Petenick3 macrumors newbie

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    hey,
    i have a macbook, abut a year old now, ive recently upgraded to leopard from tiger, had no problems for about 2 weeks, but suddenly this week it keeps crashing, randomly. Ive noticed that when i remove the power cable it crashes - but only sometimes..., and sometimes when you open it up from sleeping it just turns off :confused:
    the week before last i sent it into an apple approved store to get a new casing as mine had cracked (all free under warrenty :) ) is it possible that something happened in there to cause this?
    has anyone had this problem? what could i do to solve this, my warrenty runs out in a few weeks, so would like it sorted asap!
    its also quite annoying!
    Thanks
    Pete
     
  2. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

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    It is important to check it out before your warranty is up.

    I'd reset the power manag. unit (or whatever they're calling it these days) first and see if it helps. I believe it's turn off computer, yank battery, hold down power button for 5 seconds (?)

    I've had a rash of bad logic boards with charging and/or power issues lately. If resetting PMC doesn't help, open a call with Applecare asap so it's logged before warranty expiration.
     
  3. me_94501 macrumors 65816

    me_94501

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    Yup. Here are the exact instructions FWIW:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411
     
  4. Petenick3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ah ok, ill give this a try tonight and get back to you
    thanks
     

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