MPB issue - randomly switches off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kustomize, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. kustomize macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2011
    Hi I'm new here so I wouldn't really know where to post this.

    I'm currently using macbook pro (June 2009 alu body) running osx 10.6. Lately my macbook randomly switches off while using the battery even though it's full or at whatever percentage. It makes a click noise - which I assume it's the harddrive - and just switches off. Also, this does not happen with it's connected to a power source.

    Is it a battery issue? Harddrive issue or a software issue (I had a powerpref. problem earlier this year which was resolved)

    I'm asking whether there's a solution that I do myself rather than sending it to a service center as where I live it may take weeks and I can't really afford to do that.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Seems like a battery problem.
    Take to Apple and see if they can find the problem.
    If its the battery you can always replace it
  3. jinnyman macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Lincolnshire, IL
    If it doesn't shut off when it's connected to a power source, I'd assume that the battery or battery-to-mainboard circuit is the problem.
    First check to see if the manual battery check and software meter shows the same charge amount.
    If so, you might have a circuit issue between the battery and mainboard.
    I'd send it to a service center.

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