Sudden Shutdown, MBP Won't Charge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacOCD, May 21, 2011.

  1. MacOCD, May 21, 2011
    Last edited: May 22, 2011

    MacOCD macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Last night my MBP had two sudden shut downs, both times while it was being moved. Based on my knowledge it seems like a sudden shut down because the computer thought it was too hot, but it wasn't hot at all. I know the first gen mac books had problems with thermal glue, but not sure if MBP's have that problem. Anyway, after both shutdowns it took around 20-30 minutes for the charger to start working again, but it's not working at all now, and there hasn't been a sudden shutdown since last night... I'm not sure what to do :confused:

    I know to do an SMC reset on a MBP the charger needs to be in, but it isn't working so I don't think it will do anything.

    Any advice would be great.


    EDIT: I plugged my brothers MacBook charger into mine and it seems to be charging fine... Not sure why my charger broke, it worked this morning :\ Does any one know if faulty chargers can cause sudden shutdowns? If they don't, theres still a problem I guess.
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    A bad charger combined with a bad battery will cause sudden shutdowns. The silver-key MBPs have batteries that when bad commonly cause sudden shutdowns when running on just the battery. If you have a bad charger, then you could easily think you're running off AC when you're really running off the battery.

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