No warning before shutting down when battery runs out?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ravenvii, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    I thought the normal behavior for a laptop when the battery runs down and close to running out is to warn the user with a dialog saying the battery is low, and the computer will go to sleep in x minutes. It'd then go into deep sleep until you plug it back into the socket, or until the battery runs completely dry.

    But with my MBP, there was no warning or going to sleep. The battery runs out, and BAM the computer's turned off completely, just like that.

    I had this happen a few times, and know this couldn't be good for the hardware at all.

    So what's up with that? Leopard issue? Hardware issue? What?
  2. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I think it is a defect in Apple laptops. Seriously. I had a MBP the very first core duo version, and it would do it all the time. Apple kept sending me battery after battery, I went through 4 of them in 18 months. FInally they just gave me a new laptop. No idea what caused it. Call up apple though, at the very least they will send you a new battery, that will fix things for a while.

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