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    Dec 06, 2010
    Question MBP Powers Down When Closed

    My son's 13" MBP (fall 2009) powers off every time he closes the lid. He then, of course has to turn it back on & wait for bootup. This is NOT a simple "going to sleep" issue! The MBP actually turns off!! Neither my daughter nor myself have this issue with ours (13" & 15" fall 2009)

    Can ANYONE help?!!!

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    Have you tried Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) or Mac OS X 10.6 Help: Resetting PRAM ? Another suggestion I found is doing a clean install, might, somehow fix the issue.
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    Dec 06, 2010
    Thanks! I'll pass that along to my son. Or get him to try next time he visits!! I really do appreciate the help.

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    Dec 06, 2010
    It might somehow be an issue with the display cable. If it is pinched, it will turn off the computer.

    I have a A1181 Macbook that I accidentally pinched the inverter cable during a repair and it will boot up for a second and then turn off. If I unplug the display, it will turn on fine but there won't be anything on the screen obviously.

    I would take it back to apple, because there might be a short in the display cable that is happening every time he closes the display.

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    Dec 06, 2010
    Thank you! I have passed your answer on to my son! I appreciate all the help!

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