New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Random Shutdown


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
papgibbs

 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2008
Posts: 1
papgibbs is on a distinguished road

papgibbs is offline
I've been a Mac user for about a year and I've recently been having a problem that I'm hoping someone can provide some feedback on. I have a MacBook Pro version 10.4.11 and it works flawlessly while connected to a power source, however, while running on battery it randomly shuts off when the battery gets to around 80%. After this occurs, it will not restart until connected to the power source. There was a recent battery update and I'm wondering if this has anything to do with it but I've been unable to find information on this problem. Has anyone else experienced this and if so your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for you time and help.
QUOTE Thanks
2Hit6

 
2Hit6's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 13, 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 72
2Hit6 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: White MacBook | Core2Duo 2.2GHz | 4GB RAM | 120GB HDD | OS X 10.6.2

2Hit6 is offline
It could be that your battery is not holding charge anymore -- in which case you can't rely on the batter meter readings.

I've only switched to Macs recently myself so I can't really say if this is true for MB/MBP batteries, but when I had my first laptop a loong looong time ago, I didn't really know how to take care of the battery (you should be almost discharging it before you charge it to full as opposed to having it plugged in all the time), but battery life on that thing went from good to ok to holds-no-charge in about a year. It wouldn't even hold enough charge to fully boot up XP.

My suggestion now is to borrow a friend's MBP battery and try it on yours to see if what I mentioned above might be the case.
QUOTE Thanks
MacHeadCase
Guest
 
Posts: n/a

Welcome to Mac-Forums, papgibbs. A year-old MacBook Pro should not be having problems with its battery as you describe it.

Did you try Resetting MacBook and MacBook Pro System Management Controller (SMC)?

Also have you kept your OS software up-to-date? Just asking because there was a battery update released a few months ago: MacBook and MacBook Pro Battery Update 1.2.

And lastly... There has been a battery recall issued for MacBook Pros so you might want to compare your serial number with the recalled units:
15-inch MacBook Pro - Battery Exchange Program
.

Good luck! Let us know how this goes.
QUOTE Thanks
lifeafter2am

 
lifeafter2am's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 25, 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,395
lifeafter2am is a jewel in the roughlifeafter2am is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro Unibody

lifeafter2am is offline
Even if your serial number is not on the recall list, they will replace it if it is under 300 cycles and less than 2 years old. I just got back from the Apple store and they replaced my battery no questions asked.
QUOTE Thanks
sunshine1686

 
Member Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posts: 154
sunshine1686 is on a distinguished road

sunshine1686 is offline
The same thing has been happening to my macbook. It's been happening for almost two weeks now. My computer screen just goes black and won't tur back on until I plug in the power adapter. Before this probably started when my battery started to run low, a little box popped up and said that the computer will go to sleep because the battery was low, but this does not happen anymore.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Need Help | Clicking HD »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Unable to Shutdown SmokingFetus OS X - Operating System 11 10-14-2008 10:54 PM
Random Macbook Shutdown toytoy908 OS X - Operating System 3 07-29-2007 04:57 AM
Solution to my random shutdown syndrome rcronin Apple Notebooks 4 03-09-2007 03:35 PM
New Macbook SMC Firmware to help fix Random Shutdown cazabam Apple Notebooks 9 10-27-2006 12:41 PM
"shutdown -fh now" vs. the power button crouching.tiger OS X - Development and Darwin 2 09-02-2004 09:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?