What is going on with my Mac?

TBF24

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2006
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I've got an iBook G4, running version 10.4.7. Never had any problems with it. Yesterday I left for class and forgot to plug my charger in. By the time I got back the battery was dead and it was in its safety mode. No big deal there, but then today I shut the lid before heading off to class and came back to it shutdown instead of asleep. This happened twice. Is this something I should get checked out, or is there anything I can do to fix it?
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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We might need more information. If your Mac runs low on power then it'll fall asleep (as you noticed) and once it runs out of enough juice to power the RAM, it'll shut down. Are you saying this is what happened? Are you saying you think your battery capacity might be a bit low? :)
 

TBF24

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2006
2
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mad jew said:
We might need more information. If your Mac runs low on power then it'll fall asleep (as you noticed) and once it runs out of enough juice to power the RAM, it'll shut down. Are you saying this is what happened? Are you saying you think your battery capacity might be a bit low? :)
I don't think the battery capacity is low. The display said the battery wasn't even below 50%, so unless that is way off the battery should have had plenty of juice today. I only mentioned the battery dying part because it never happened before that and I thought maybe that could have had something to do with it.

It hasn't been shutting down while I'm using it (knock on wood) so its not a really big deal. I just don't want to have it become something bigger.