Mac shuts down when I move it.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hagablog, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Hagablog macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    I have been having a problem recently where when I move my MacBook (old White 2,1) and especially when I unplug it. I have rEFIt installed and I think the problem started when I installed MacPorts (something which promised to do what I want and then promptly didn't). This created an /opt directory which I deleted, along with everything thing else it told me to get rid of to uninstall. I have also uninstalled rEFIt temporarily for troubleshooting purposes.

    I think this is a software problem because it didn't happen when booted into my Linux LiveCD and I can't think of any time I might have dropped it. However sometimes, when it goes to sleep it might refuse to wake up and even a good press of the power button won't turn it on. I just have to wait a minuite or two and then try.

    I have had a similar problem before and a reinstall of OS X fixed it (or so I thought) but I'm not in the mood for reinstalling now, what with exam season and all.

  2. sn00pie macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    United States
    Could it be that sudden motion sensor acting up? Phone Apple.

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