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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power
    I've just started having a very strange Macbook problem. As soon as I plug my Macbook into the mains it boots (with the lid closed). I checked last night to make sure it was a dead as a dodo (and it was) when shutting down, but this morning when I plugged it back in it booted (on its own). Anyone come across this before, and if so is there a fix?

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power
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    Under System Preferences> Energy Saver> Options is the box for 'Automatically restart after power failure' checked? That's all I can think of right now.

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    No, but thanks for the reply.

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power
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    Ok, does it still boot up on it's own if you force a shut down by holding down the power button instead of selecting shut down from the apple menu?

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    I shut down with the power button and it starts normally. What does that signify?

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    You might not be letting the system totally shut down before closing the screen; putting it into sleep mode.

    I have this same problem unless I wait a full ten seconds after the screen goes dark before closing my Macbook.
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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power
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    If what SamHigh said doesn't work then it sounds like your MacBook isn't shutting down properly and it's not a problem with the power button so it sounds like a software issue...

    Are you under warranty?

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    Well it could be the 10 second business. I'll give that a whirl. Sadly I'm not under warranty though. Still if its a software issue thats the lesser of the potential evils.

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    my mbp wakes from sleep when i plug it in, but if the lid is shut then the computer wakes but the screen doesnt, the only way to get the screen back on is a force shutdown. not quite the same problem, but could be something similar. anyone know how th solve this one?

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    Macbook boots as soon as plugged into power

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    I've had more time to look at this problem. This is exactly what is happening (I should have been clearer with my original post...sorry). From 'cold', when I plug in the power the Macbook boots with the lid closed, but as with the above poster the screen doesn't. It requires a force shutdown/restart get it started probably. Does that change anyones opinion on this problem?

    Could it be a Power Management Chip issue, and would resetting this help?

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