Macbook shutdown issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jcole, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. jcole macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2009
    I have an Intel macbook running 10.4.11 and am having a problem with the macbook shutting down on its own.

    When using the laptop, everything is fine. But if I leave the computer alone (no typing, no mouse movement, etc) for a minute or two, the screen that pops up when you push the power button (restart, sleep, cancel, shutdown) comes up. If you do not move the mouse within a few seconds or click cancel, the computer turns off.

    The computer is not running too hot, and there doesn't seem to be anything else going on strangely with it. It runs fine when it's in constant use; it only has the issue when you let it stand for more than a minute or two.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I don't know of a System Preference setting that would cause this, but it has been a long time since I have run Tiger

    You might just want to do a reinstall of the System to see if that clears it up instead of trying to track it down

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    A friend of mine had a similar problem with a Windows Laptop...I would try the reinstall, but that sorta sucks as a solution (a lot of work without a guarantee of it working correctly after)...firmware update maybe? Do you have all the other updates?
  4. EMKarelia macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2009
    I can tell you that it's not a really good thing. I would reinstall your system. If that doesn't work contact apple.

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