MacBook white random shut down - fans still running!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ilafa, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. ilafa macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2008
    My boyfriend just bought an used MacBook and when he tried to upgrade it to Leopard, it blacked out during installation. First we thought it was just the display going to sleep, but it did not respond to anything we did. It was weird, because only the DVD unit and the hard drive turned off, but other fans were still running. We tried to reset it while the battery was out and changing the RAM but it didn't help.

    Any ideas what could be causing the problem? Thanks.
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    does it work fine running tiger? tried a different dvd? (any other disc)
  3. ilafa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2008
    we tried installing tiger again with the Tiger disc that came with the MacBook, and it was the same. Unfortunately the first shutdown occurred after the disk was formatted and there was no system left.

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