Macbook shuts down when closed??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wightstraker, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Dec 18, 2007
    #1
    I tried posting this in the notebook forum earlier, but to no avail:

    My sister has a first generation Macbook (black, 2GHz, running 10.5.4) with a particularly frustrating problem: every time she closes it, rather than go to sleep, it simply shuts down.

    I've been digging through the forums and have noticed a lot of problems involving macbooks shutting down at unwanted times, but so far I haven't encountered another example of this particular snafu.

    Any idea what's going on here? Is their an obvious fix for this (firmware patch, .22LR autoloader?), or should she take her laptop in to Apple?
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    Oct 3, 2007
    #2
    DId you reset the SMC?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1411

    Also check the Console for messages at the time the lid is closed. Maybe it will help track the problem down.
     

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