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MacBook Pro - Random Shut off with full battery


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So every now and then my Macbook Pro will randomly shut off despite having full battery life. It's not a dead battery that needs to be plugged in at all times. I was just watching a TV show on NBC.com and it shut off. When I tried to turn it back on it stayed on for about 2-3 seconds then shut off again. The next time it lasted about 3 minutes then shut off, all with still full battery.
Any possible explanation for this?
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Your MBP may be overheating. Are the fans running? What's the core temperature at when it shuts down?

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I'll check the temperature next time it shuts off but that seems like a reasonable explanation. I have the istat widget that tells me all about my system and both fans are working fine so it might just be overheating. I set it on my bed sometimes and I'm sure the flanel sheets don't help my laptop temperature.
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