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1082 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2007 9:19 PM by gomer43
Are you running on power or the battery when this happens?Gigabit Ethernet G4 upgraded 1.2Ghz, 120GB HD, 10GB HD, 1GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.5), ibook G4 1.42Ghz, 80GB HD, 786 MB RAM, 1GB iPod Shuffle
Do you get any repeating messages in Console (in Utilities folder - check the system log)? Are you sure it was shut down the first time or do you think it could just have been asleep? Does it startup at all?
Sorry for the lack of info; it was late when I submitted this.
It's only been when the battery is powering the system, but that's only because I've never really picked it up when it was plugged in. I will try to duplicate it when it's plugged in though; that might indicate some battery connection problem.
The console logs have revealed nothing, unfortunately. It was most definitely shut down both (now three, actually) times it's happened. It always starts back up without a problem, but one day that might not happen if this keeps up.iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 1.42 GHz PPC, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD, SuperDrive
My Ibook G4 shuts off too when it is moved while operating on the battery. I think it has to do with the case flexing. This is much more likely to happen if the computer is picked up with my hand anywhere near the battery. This shutting off has created problems due to lost info from programs that were open when the computer was moved and then shut down. I suspect that this problem happens most most Ibook G4.
Ibook G4 Mac OS X (10.4.4)
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"I suspect that this problem happens most most Ibook G4."
I would have to disagree with this statement. I have had many iBooks in my possession, and none of them so far has had this problem.
Is your battery sitting correctly? How well does it hold a charge? Is the lock positioned right? A little piece of advice, try picking it up with two hands...
"This shutting off has created problems due to lost info from programs that were open when the computer was moved and then shut down."
The shutting off was created problems because of lost information from programs? Do you mean that the major problem when your iBook shuts off is the data lost? One way to avoid a major data loss is to constantly save. Most programs (recently) have an automatic save feature.
I think I'm going to have my iBook replaced, as it's still under warranty. This isn't the only hardware issue I've had... the monitor is actually slightly, almost imperceptibly crooked (also evident when the iBook is closed), and the casing around the screen is not properly sealed. These were minor issues I thought, but these combined with this shutdown issue has me realizing it's just time to use the warranty and get it replaced as defective.iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 1.42 GHz PPC, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD, SuperDrive