MacBook Pro shuts off completely after few minutes, please help...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by TarHeelBlue, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. TarHeelBlue macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    I have the latest software of everything Mac and always do my updates. My MacBook Pro is the silver keyboard edition (I cant keep it on long enough to tell which one exactly).

    Here's the story. I'm in Spain, my Mbp has never ever messed up at all, I love the thing. I just updated an adobe flash update that popped up, I did the restart like it said and since then, I can't keep it on for more than a few minutes.

    I did the resets, the SMC and other pr reset. Nothing. I have absolutely no idea what's going on.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using my ipad to type this.

  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    How old is it? If it's at least a few years old, the battery might be bad and not calibrated properly.
  3. TarHeelBlue thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    I replaced the battery last year and it is at least in the 90% health range.

    It's about 5 years old. It just randomly cuts off. I tried to do an apple hardware test on it (restart it and hold the d button) but it doesn't work at all, just goes into my log in screen. Then after I log in, it's just a matter of time before it completely shuts off.
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    If you're not connected to power, probably the battery. If you are connected to power, then it's likely the logic board.
  5. TarHeelBlue thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Is there any thing like a test I can do to see what the problem is?
  6. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

    Aug 10, 2006
    On a five year old Mac you run the AHT by putting the install DVD and rebooting holding the D key (I says on the DVD which Key to hold down)

    The on line AHT only applies to recent macs.

    Apologies if this is what you were doing.

    Will it stay booted in safe boot mode? (restart holding shift key)

    Will it restart from the Install disc?

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