Macbook randomly restarting.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by telecasterjoey, May 11, 2008.

  1. telecasterjoey macrumors newbie

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    Hey I'm Wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them? Every time this has happened i have either been watching the myspace video host or one similar not sure what its called. I'll be watching a video then bam black screen and the computer restarts, leaving me scarred to death. This doesn't happen often(its only done it like 4 times) but all under the same circumstances.

    Anyone have this happen or know how to fix it?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a lot of other applications running while watching the videos? Does the computer get abnormally hot?
     
  3. telecasterjoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No more than safari and msn messenger. sometimes itunes as well. Oh and no I haven't noticed the computer running that hot.
     
  4. telecasterjoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No one knows what may cause this.........? I'm lost please help:(
     
  5. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Did you add memory to your baby? If so remove it as see if you still have the issue.
     
  6. telecasterjoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope no memory added. stock macbook(white) 2 GHz intel Core 2 Duo
    1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
     
  7. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Somethings wrong and a visit to Apple may be needed. Heat is what I was thinking, the video's usually cause the MacBook's to "rev up" their fans. Are they speeding up?
     
  8. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Yes, time for a call to Apple Care or to an Apple store is one is close by.
     
  9. telecasterjoey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im actually thinking heat is the problem, I came to the conclusion that everytime it happened i was in my bed with the computer on my lap on the blankets. So i suppose the blankets were in the way of the vents.
    Thanks for the help if it ever happens while the computers on my desk i'll call apple care.
    Thanks a lot.
     

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