Macbook turns off for no reason

oclor

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 14, 2006
210
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Boston
My macbook just turns off for no reason. I am just browsing the internet and then it turns off. This usually happens a little after I wake it up but sometimes it happens at random (like 5 mins ago). Sometimes when it turns off I try to turn it back on but it just turns off after a couple of minutes again. I thought it was the ram but I ran Remember and all tests passes. Can someone help?
 

harisdmac

macrumors member
Aug 16, 2006
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what is the production week of your macbook? (you can tell by the last two digits of the serial number)
Just curious, since apple has been aware and should have fixed this issue in the latest models.
 

oclor

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 14, 2006
210
5
Boston
I just read it, but there seemed to be no solution, just call apple and pray that they fix it.
 

TBi

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Jul 26, 2005
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Ireland
I just got off the phone with apple care and they said the problem is the cable from the PSU to the logic board. Which they just have to re-sit properly.
 

oclor

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 14, 2006
210
5
Boston
UPDATE: I called apple, they told me to re-install the ram. I did that, same thing happened. Then I put in the factory ram, the same thing happened. I called in and they took it to get it fixed. I got it back, same thing happened. Called apple, apparently all they did was take the ram out and put it back together. What the hell??? You told me to do that over the phone, I did it, didn't help, and then you do the same thing? Now i'm waiting for a box to come to ship it back to them. Hopefully this time they do something.
 

amccrone

macrumors newbie
Nov 4, 2009
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This was happening to my macbook, and it turned out that my macbook was overheating, and i downloaded macbook fan control (google.. its the first one) and once you turn up your fan speed i haven't had a problem with it turning off on me.

they told me countless amounts of time it was my logicboard and id need to buy a whole new lap top, and this simple program actually fixed it!

theres also a widget you can download that will show you your fan speed and internal temperature, but i'm not sure of where exactly to download it ( a mac technician did it for me)
 

Zyniker

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Feb 14, 2008
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theres also a widget you can download that will show you your fan speed and internal temperature, but i'm not sure of where exactly to download it ( a mac technician did it for me)
Just search Google for "dashboard statistics widget"...there are a of them.
 

protosatori

macrumors newbie
Mar 3, 2011
1
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Having the same!!! Firmware didn't work.

Hi Guys,

I dont have an Apple store in my town so It would take about 15 days without my macbook and I need it to work. I'm really in trouble.
My battery information seems to be ok. This problem started after I upgraded to Tiger and had a HD and Ram replaced at Apple store. Now the DVD doens't work either. I have a feeling an OS issue.


Battery Information:

Model Information:
Serial Number: DP-ASMB013-351b-aa3
Manufacturer: DP
Device name: ASMB013
Pack Lot Code: 0001
PCB Lot Code: 0000
Firmware Version: 0102
Hardware Revision: 0300
Cell Revision: 0100
Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh): 65456
Fully charged: Yes
Charging: No

Full charge capacity (mAh): 65456
Health Information:
Cycle count: 645
Condition: Good
Battery Installed: Yes
Amperage (mA): 124
Voltage (mV): 12526

My DVD!!!

Firmware Revision: GA0J
Interconnect: ATAPI
Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipping Drive)
Cache: 2048 KB
Reads DVD: Yes
CD-Write: -R, -RW
 

vipersarin

macrumors newbie
Nov 15, 2011
2
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My macbook was doing the same thing, I took it into apple, they "ran some tests" and sure enough those idiots broke the macbook, now it won't even turn off. I am extremely disappointed with these "geniuses"(idiots) at apple