Macbook Shut down Randomly

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Abolish666, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Abolish666 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    argh Im using my macbook it gets hot pretty fast and shuts down. Then when i start it up it shutsdown right away. If i leave it for a while it will work for 5-10 mins then shutdown... What to do?

    OSX 10.5.8
    2gb ram
    nvidia 9400m
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Is it under warranty? Do the fans work? I would let Apple take a look at it, sounds like something serious
  3. Abolish666 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009

    Fans i can hear. No apple store around me. And the battery dosent hold charge
  4. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Does it boot all the way into the OS and then shut down or while there's still a gray screen on the display? Have you tried booting to the install DVD to run either a hardware test or a scan of the hard drive?
  5. Abolish666 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    I think i figured out why its not working the battery Does keep a charge but the charger is not charging good enough its after market charger. Thanks for help though. it boots normaly if u leave it for 1 hour

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