Late 2008 15" MBP. Turns off when moved

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -tWv-, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. -tWv- macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    Hey everyone, wondered if anyone had any ideas on what the issue is with my computer.

    The problem is whenever I bump or tip my MacBook it immediately turns off. When it's stationary it works perfectly, but for some reason loses power when it's tilted or moved at all. I have used it for a few weeks hooked up to a monitor and have a new rMBP on the way, but for the sake of resale value I wanted to see if anyone had an idea on what component could be damaged or loose so I can fix it.

    Thanks in advance for any input you may have
     
  2. LeGacY X macrumors member

    LeGacY X

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    Possibly a loose internal battery connection. Does the same issue arise when the laptop is pugged in?
     
  3. -tWv- thread starter macrumors 68000

    -tWv-

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    The problem only occurs under battery power.. Must be a loose connection like you said. Is there any way that I could tell by opening it up? I've replaced both the HDD and the RAM as well as done work with iPhones so I'm not completely useless with DIY repairs.
     

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