Macbook pro starts then immediately shuts off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by makoamagana, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. makoamagana macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    So i have a late 2010 macbook pro running os x 10.6.8. Recently everytime i push the power button to turn it on it starts up i hear the chime and then it immediately shuts down. I press the power button again and it starts and shuts down before the chime, i try multiple times but it keeps ending with the same result. The only way i can get it to turn on and stay on is if i hold the power button down for a few seconds and then let go, then it will start all the way. Please help, thanks.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    are you within warranty? if so I would have it sent in for repair.
    this symptom could be nothing and never affect you, but it could also be the first indicators of your logic board failing.

    does the machine reboot when you select reboot, or does it just shut down?
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    could be RAM, the HD or the logic board starting to die, i would have it looked at by Apple

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