[HELP] Macbook shutting down unexpectedly

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by drewface, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. drewface macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2009
    I own the first 'remolded' revision of the Macbook released in '08 (5,1), and have had it for over a year now. Recently though, after 10 or so minutes running off just battery power (fully charged), it shuts down unexpectedly. It doesn't say the battery is low, or near low, it just shuts down. It's really annoying, I have to use the charger wherever I go. I really need my laptop so I don't really want to take it to an Apple Store and have to wait a week to get it fixed, unless it's really necessary. My software is up to date.

    Any ideas on what my problem is/how to fix it?
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    Probably a dead battery. Search on here, there are lots of threads on the subject

    Look in System Profiler under "power" it will give you an assessment of your battery's health. It will probably say Check Battery or Replace Battery.

    I'm afraid batteries are "Consumable" items and their life varies wildly. Some peoples' go 1 year, others go 5 years.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Yes, this

    Same thing happened to me

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