Need Help: My MacBook won't start or stay on unless it's connected to a charger.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Captain Brooks, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Captain Brooks macrumors newbie

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    OK. One day I was just using my MacBook when it shut down for no reason. I tried to turn it on, but it instantly turned on and shut down one second after after I pressed it. It only turns on if it's connected to a charger. If the charger is disconnected, it shuts down. Could somebody tell me what to do?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 68040

    motulist

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    #2
    remove the battery, clean the contacts, reinsert securely.
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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    #3
    could try to reset the power management, cant remember the keyboard short cut as i dont use a laptop, try apple.com/support
     
  4. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    How old is the MacBook ? Do you have AppleCare ?

    Depending on the answers - might be a faulty logicboard.
     
  5. mpw Guest

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    It sounds like a knackered battery, mine did this and when I walked into my Apple Reseller and they didn't blink or query whether it was still under warranty; just popped out the old one and fitted a new.
     
  6. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

    BanjoBanker

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    The same thing happened to my son's MacBook. I apologize for posting without remembering the cause, but it was repaired at no charge by Apple. It must be a known issue, they repaired it at the store in two days.
    Run it by the geniuses at the Apple store, they should take care of it right away.
     

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