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MacBook - Shuts down for no reason.


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Hello, need advice/help.

Recently received repaired Macbook back. (Mainly do to crashed hard drive) but they also repaired flickering screen and body.

Battery is not 100% condition but this is happening when plugged in.

My Macbook is completely shutting down during Timemachine and I think it did the same thing when I left it it to clone before swapping hard drives. Both times it was plugged in and left to do it's thing, for no reason it completely shuts down.

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Update...

I put a battery from our other Macbook in it and ran Timemachine and it still shutdown during the backup. (using power adapter)

I then turned the Macbook back on and just let it sit and do nothing. It never shut down.

Could it be Timemachine doing this?

Thanks!
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What's the speed and RAM of the MacBook? What processor? Early MacBooks had a random shutdown issue. Is it in warranty?
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I bought both Macbooks in the Fall of 2006. 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo with 2GB RAM.

(Macbook just came back from a depot repair. Also noticing a loud whirring noise at times towards the back of the case near screen, possibly the fan? Not the hard drive or disc drive.)
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Those are notorious for "RSS" - random shutdown syndrome. It is caused by the heatsink expanding and interfering/shorting a certain wire. It is usually remedied with a repair, and I think there may be a firmware update related to that.
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