Macbook turns off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rhodest, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. rhodest macrumors regular

    May 12, 2005
    So whenever I move my macbook, it turns off. I don't know when this started happening because I always have it plugged in. When I tilt it backwards or forwards or just move it too quickly, it just turns off. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I would take it to get checked out at the genius bar at the apple store. Something is definately wrong with it if it is doing that.
  4. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2006
    I have no idea, it sounds as if the hard drive movement sensor is causing the machine to turn off, maybe some bad wiring of sorts. Check that it isn't due to overheating though because early macbooks suffered from shutdowns when things got too hot. Either way, get it checked out by Apple.
  5. rhodest thread starter macrumors regular

    May 12, 2005
    Well if I just picked it up while it is still on and turned it sideways, then it would turn off. It's not under warranty any more so any idea of how much it would cost to fix?
  6. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    It depend on what's causing looks like it might be the logic board but definitely go to an apple genius and have them look at it...
  7. zetzer macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2009
    MacBook shuts down suddenly

    My MacBook is 2 years old and in the last two weeks it just started shutting down, at the end of the day.
    I followed a few suggestions I found on different forums, but nothing worked.
    It's been getting really hot, not just warm. So, I placed it on a large ice pack, with a thin cloth in between. It's working. Now I just have to figure out what to do about the overheating. I keep hearing logic board, and/or take out the battery and reset. It's amazing how Apple just refuses to acknowledge the issue.
  8. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    Mine's been shutting down when running on battery power - if it gets too low for awhile now instead of going into the sleep mode it's supposed to. The battery finally stopped working and I had to send it in for a repair with Apple. It's also been running VERY warm if doing any processor-intensive task. I would recommend taking it into an Apple Store if you're worried about it.

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