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    Macbook random shut downs
    Anyone else have this happening? I took my comp to the apple store and they said it was the heatsink and replaced that. Then I got the firmware update and it's still happening. Probably like once or twice a day. What the heck is up with this?

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    does it just turn off or does it give you a reason why and then turn off... normally the firmware just fixes it
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    It just turns off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropGems View Post
    It just turns off.
    Do you have far to travel back to the place that did the repair job?

    I would strongly suggest that you need to return your Mac as your problem is persisting.

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    If the firmware doesn't fix it, then it's not the "usual" reason for the problem. It may be the battery or something else. Either way, send it back.

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    I had the problem with my MacBook (purchased in June '06, problem started in October). I took it to the Apple Store and they replaced the heat sink-- no problems since then (fingers crossed).

    The firmware fix came out about a week after I got the computer back. Of course, I applied it.

    I'm with Pulse-8: get the machine back to the Apple Store ASAP.

    There are lots of sites dedicated to this problem: just Google "MacBook Random Shutdown" and take your pick.

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    So do you think they'll give me a new computer and if so, will I get the new coreduo 2 macbooks?

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    No they will fix or replace the faulty parts. They will not give you a new macbook.

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