MacBook shuts down when closed with low battery

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by baf30, May 7, 2010.

  1. baf30 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2010
    Just wondering, is it normal that when i close the lid of my MBP at low battery (2-5 percent), it shuts down completely. When i plug it in and turn it on, it goes to the reload thing where it continues your previous session.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  3. ano0oj macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    yah of doesn't want to randomly kill tasks and you lose information
  4. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2009
    It doesn't really shut off completely. MBPs write their memory to RAM before each sleep to memorize your session in case you swap your battery out leaving it without power. When your battery is low, it probably doesn't have enough power or something to keep the MBP memory running so it's like removing the battery completely and so it hibernates. It's normal though.
  5. thespazz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2007
    As long as you know the battery IS dead, then it should.

    BUT! If the battery is somewhere at full charge and is doing this (like mine was), you're going to want to take it in.

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