Random Shutdowns MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SiCbe, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. SiCbe macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Belgium, Maaseik
    Hey all,

    I've got a quick question... Lately my MBP had some random shutdowns when I was running on battery power on my lap. A couple of times... I thought: no sweat... It'll go over.

    But now he's doing it also when the power connector is plugged in and not running on battery. I've had to retype this new thread like 4 times cause my mbp just shuts itself down all the time... It's really getting annoying :(

    What can I do about this? Bring it back to the apple store and they can repair it? I bought the mbp last year in november when the C2D's just came out... (not santa rose) It's a 17inch. I think it's still under the one year warranty. Or is this something they can't fix or isn't under the warranty?

  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    well my MBP randomly shutdown while on battery power a while ago but not when on charge so your problems a little bit different than mine.

    my mbp went to the repairs three times but they said we've tested it and it runs perfectly fine. they rang me up and i said when i get it back again its just gonna shut down again. so they gave me a new battery and now its fine! got the battery about 4 months ago and its still on 100% health (you can check this with istat pro). the thing is the damn repair guys probably never ran the laptop more than an hour which is when it would happen.
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I had the same problem as you richthomas except after about 5-6 months of use with a new battery, it would start happening again. Be prepared for more battles with this.

    Apple eventually just replaced the unit altogether.
  4. SiCbe thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2006
    Belgium, Maaseik
    I hope they can fix it... I'll visit the apple store on monday. I reinstalled OSX to see if that would help... Hasn't shutdown on me since but I'm not getting my hopes up :)
  5. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2005
    I had the same thing happen to me a couple of times with my regular black macbook. the first time it was due to the firmware which was fixed easily with an update. Then the second time I had to take it into apple for repair were the Geniuses though it was caused by a faulty button on the top case after replacing the logic board, ram, battery, and power cable. So they replaced that and it was still doing it. I could tell they were running out of ideas and on the verge of getting the manager to sign off on a replacement c2d macbok for my core duo until the manager asked if they had done a disk swap. So they swaped my toshiba drive out for a seagate and sure enough it fixed it. What was strange about it the drive never showed any slowness or errors in testing but yet it was bad enough to cause a restart.

    After that experience I'm of the belief that just about any component in these laptops could cause restarts if they are slightly out of spec.

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