Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to jmed617)
Update: finally did a hard restore to see if it was multiple software errors - no go. It's still having the problem even when the hard drive was completely erased and Tiger was reinstalled. I'm thinking it's time for a new computer.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to jmed617)
It sounds like the power button on your top case is stuck registering a button press. Try to turn the computer off, take out the battey, so you don't accidently turn it on, and try pressing down on the power button and flexing it from left to right while depressed to try and unstick it. If your still having the same problem you need a new top case, get a quote from your local Apple store by making an appointment here: http://concierge.apple.com/reservation/us/en/techsupport/ It may be in your budget and significantly cheaper than buying a new computer.