MacBook (2009) keeps shutting down

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by trisarahtop, May 17, 2013.

  1. trisarahtop macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2013
    I have a MacBook (13 inch, early to mid 2009, running OS X 10.8.3) and tonight it started shutting down randomly. It was working fine, and then I tried to watch a tv show on and about a minute into the video, the machine shut down completely. I tried to turn it on and it wouldn't turn on, even in safe mode. After several attempts a few minutes apart, it turned on. I then went to to try to watch the same show, and it happened again.

    I'm sure you'll need the crash logs, but at the risk of sounding like a total dumdum, where do I find those?
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    I think you have hardware failure, think it is the GPU which is the problem, but it also could be the OS acting up.
    You can find the kernel panic logs in:

    or in

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