Macbook unexpectedly swtiched off

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RobbieL, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. RobbieL macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    My Macbook is my main machine these days, so it's on all day everyday. I've had it for just over a year now without any hiccups. However, earlier today, I was working away when all of a sudden it just turned off. No warning, no nothing. Just off. I pressed the power button to switch it back on, the DVD drive made it's little churning noise, but then it stopped and it didn't boot up. Was like this for 15-20mins, after which is decided to boot up.

    It's been running fine now for a couple of hours, but I'm a little concerned as to what caused the problem. I thought perhaps it overheated, but the Macbook sits on a desktop all day with plenty of air flow to and from it. Could it perhaps of been the battery or hard drive?

    Any suggestions are much appreciated. Cheers.
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    have you upgraded the ram recently?
    my iBook did this before and i was able to rule it down to the power adapter, after i replaced it everything ran smoothly
    so if it does it again i would recommend trying a new power adapter

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