Macbook Air shutting down of its own volition

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by selloutt, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. selloutt, Jun 2, 2011
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    selloutt macrumors member

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    hi guys

    my mba 2.13 ghz 2g ram 128 ssd is shutting down on its own. i am running up to date 10.6.7.

    every few seconds it asks " are you sure you want to shut down", the same dialog box that would come up if you held the power button down.

    very strange.

    i tried to reinstall but the comp was still shutting down (without dialog box)

    no applecare. any ideas ?
     
  2. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    That's hardware related and that'll be expensive. Either power supply or motherboard.
     
  3. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    it could also be the power key (which, as I understand, is part of the keyboard on the Air)
     
  4. GreyMatta, Jun 3, 2011
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    GreyMatta macrumors regular

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    sounds a bit like you power button is sticking down
     
  5. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Stuck Power Key

    Before you take it to Apple, get aggressive with the Power Key. It might be stuck, or has simply failed.
     
  6. gngan macrumors 68000

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    +1

    I had the same issue when i had my first MB. The key button was stuck.

    By the way, there's a MacBook Air forum.
     

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