OT: Macbook Random Shutdown
mpetrides at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 8 19:26:49 EDT 2006
Matt wrote: You might want to check the discussion boards on Apple's
Macintouch has a very helpful thread:
and I'm sure there's lots of good info on Apple's Discussion board.
From a quick perusal of macintouch, it looks like the problem is
often heat-related and fixes have included logic board replacement,
heat sink replacement, heat sensor problems (vide infra). Other
things that appear to have worked sometimes are removing third party
RAM and/or reseating the RAM. Also, throttling the CPU back (this
was also suggested as a fix for MBP noise issues until Apple finally
isolated the problem and initiated logic board swaps).
All of the above is a summary of what I've read. I'm using a MacBook
Pro, so I've had OTHER (noise) problems. My suspicion is that once
Apple really figures out the culprit, they will do a "silent recall"
like they did for MBPs with the CPU whine--they simply posted a tech
note that said that owners who were experiencing noise problems with
their MBP should contact Apple for repair.
On Oct 8, 2006, at 6:05 PM, matt kutscher wrote:
> You might want to check the discussion boards on Apple's website.
> The problem (as was with my macbook) was a faulty logic board and
> heat sensor. Thus, the problem was the machine was getting way too
> hot and then shut down (that was my first time to send my machine
> in which caused the logic board replacement). However, the heat
> sensor was still reading the hardware as too hot and thus shut the
> machine off.
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