Skip navigation

MBP hard shutdown when battery runs out

452 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 12:15 AM by Taylor M RSS
Taylor M Level 4 Level 4 (1,395 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 2, 2013 2:29 AM

Just two weeks ago my computer stopped going into a deep sleep when the battery got to low to run the machine. It now does a hard shutdown, though it does not notify me after I restart, but I can tell by the status of the applications that come back up. I have around 580 recycles on my battery. 88% life left.

 

I have tried the new firmware update, but it does not apply to my machine, an early 2011 MacBook Pro. I think this also specifically addressed battery cycles over 1,000.

 

Anyone having this issue as well? I have not had any random shutdowns that many other people describe. This only happens when the battery runs out.

 

I have run disk utilities, cleared PRAM, cleared SMC. Next up might be Disk Warrior.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 2, 2013 3:24 AM (in response to Taylor M)

    What were the results in Disk Utility>First Aid?

     

    Do you think you are having a power/battery problem or HDD?

     

    Examine this user tip and see if there are possible solutions to your situation:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3353

     

    Ciao.

     

    Before you contemplate spending money on Disk Warrior, a new HDD will be much less expensive.  I recently purchased a 1 TB HDD for $75.  This of course assumes that you have a backup HDD.  Also it assumes that the HDD is the problem.

     

    Message was edited by: OGELTHORPE

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 2, 2013 3:52 AM (in response to Taylor M)

    My understanding of Disk Warrior is that it is a data recovery/restoration software and I don't understand how it may have any connection with your MBP battery.  Perhaps I am missing something?

     

    At any rate, in System Information>Hardware>Power>Battery Information, what does it say for your battery as shown in this example from my MBP:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-02-02 at 6.41.55 AM.png

    Ciao.

  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 2, 2013 6:14 AM (in response to Taylor M)

    As OGELTHORPE says DiskWarrior is for rebuilding your directory not anything to do with battery.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 2, 2013 8:09 AM (in response to Taylor M)

    When you took the screen shot of your battery data, was your magsafe power adapter attached?  If so, there may be a problem with it since it shows it is not charging.  Aside from that your battery information shows that you have a well used but serviceable battery.

     

    Since you say that you have done everything in the article I posted, the only other option that comes to mind is to run an Apple Hardware Test.  Perhaps that may give a clue as to your problem.  Note you may have to use OPTION - D to start it.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

     

    Ciao.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,605 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 2, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to Taylor M)

    Perhaps some one else has some thoughts on your issue, but I have nothing more to offer.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Ciao.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.