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Macbook pro sudden shut down

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Malimalihong Calculating status...
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Jul 26, 2011 12:14 AM

My 13' pro, bought 3 months ago, has developed sudden shut downs three times this evening.. This is the first time I met this problem. The first and second time, battery is about 30%. and then i plug in the charge, but it just shut down again. I was not playing games, just browsing some webpages and doing my research.

Is there anyone know what might be the cause?? Is that a battery problem?? What should I do???

MacBook Pro
  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 12:57 AM (in response to Malimalihong)

    Did any dialogue boxes come up when it shutdown?

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 2:12 AM (in response to Malimalihong)

    Have a look at your Power Management Logs.

     

     > About this Mac > More Info > Under Software > Logs > See if you have a power management log file there.

     

    See if anything stands out.

  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
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    Jul 26, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to Malimalihong)

    Do you have access to an Apple Store? If so, make an appointment at the genius bar and have them run a battery stress test on your battery. That should determine if the problem is with the battery itself or somewhere else.

     

    Sudden shutdowns like yiou describe are often a battery problem. If your battery does turn out to be bad, then it should be replaced for free under warranty.

  • hduran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to Malimalihong)

    I also experienced sudden shutdowns with my old MacBook Pro (Early 2006).

     

    After installing smcFanControl (http://www.eidac.de) I realized that the CPU was running hot. On the internet I found that there is a known issue with my MacBook: After a certain age it can happen that the wires connecting the thermal sensors on the heat sink can make a short which in turn causes a sudden shutdown (see this post: http://maba.wordpress.com/2006/09/01/macbook-shutdown-solved-at-last-hopefully/).

     

    So I opened my MacBook and isolated the wires. And voila! No sudden shutdowns anymore!

     

    The CPU is still running hot though. I'm afraid my 6-years old MacBook is reaching its end of life...

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 11:59 PM (in response to hduran)

    hduran wrote:

     

    I also experienced sudden shutdowns with my old MacBook Pro (Early 2006).

     

    After installing smcFanControl (http://www.eidac.de) I realized that the CPU was running hot. On the internet I found that there is a known issue with my MacBook: After a certain age it can happen that the wires connecting the thermal sensors on the heat sink can make a short which in turn causes a sudden shutdown (see this post: http://maba.wordpress.com/2006/09/01/macbook-shutdown-solved-at-last-hopefully/).

     

    So I opened my MacBook and isolated the wires. And voila! No sudden shutdowns anymore!

     

    The CPU is still running hot though. I'm afraid my 6-years old MacBook is reaching its end of life...

     

    That's awesome. I love your style!!

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