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Current version by: Xander Gerreman ,

Title:

MacBook shuts down randomly with still battery charge left

Text:

Lately my macbook randomly shuts down when working on it. I can work on it for about 2 hours, shut it down, but when I want to start it again later the same day, it will start and immediately after login turn back off. When I try restarting at that point the dead battery sign comes on. I know the battery is not dead, because when I plug the laptop back in, the battery is still at 40% or higher.

I don't know what I have to do, I need my macbook on the go. I'm a repairing guy, but I need tips on where to start looking.

Than again I started looking online, and found out that there is a graphics card return program. Could my macbook be considered under this program with the problems i'm having?

=== Update (10/09/2016) ===

[image|908639]

This is how it looks right now after my first discharge and charge

=== Update (10/10/2016) ===

[image|909001]

@danj I've done another discharge, and this is the result after.

Maybe i should indeed take the battery off and try that to give the reset.

What tutorial should i follow to do this?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: Xander Gerreman ,

Title:

MacBook shuts down randomly with still battery charge left

Text:

Lately my macbook randomly shuts down when working on it. I can work on it for about 2 hours, shut it down, but when I want to start it again later the same day, it will start and immediately after login turn back off. When I try restarting at that point the dead battery sign comes on. I know the battery is not dead, because when I plug the laptop back in, the battery is still at 40% or higher.
 
I don't know what I have to do, I need my macbook on the go. I'm a repairing guy, but I need tips on where to start looking.
 
Than again I started looking online, and found out that there is a graphics card return program. Could my macbook be considered under this program with the problems i'm having?
 
=== Update (10/09/2016) ===
 
[image|908639]
 
This is how it looks right now after my first discharge and charge
 
=== Update (10/10/2016) ===
 
[image|909001]
 
@danj I've done another discharge, and this is the result after.
 
Maybe i should indeed take the battery off and try that to give the reset.
 
What tutorial should i follow to do this?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open

Edit by: Xander Gerreman ,

Title:

MacBook shuts down randomly with still battery charge left

Text:

Lately my macbook randomly shuts down when working on it. I can work on it for about 2 hours, shut it down, but when I want to start it again later the same day, it will start and immediately after login turn back off. When I try restarting at that point the dead battery sign comes on. I know the battery is not dead, because when I plug the laptop back in, the battery is still at 40% or higher.
 
I don't know what I have to do, I need my macbook on the go. I'm a repairing guy, but I need tips on where to start looking.
 
Than again I started looking online, and found out that there is a graphics card return program. Could my macbook be considered under this program with the problems i'm having?
 
=== Update (10/09/2016) ===
 
[image|908639]
 
This is how it looks right now after my first discharge and charge

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open

Original post by: Xander Gerreman ,

Title:

MacBook shuts down randomly with still battery charge left

Text:

Lately my macbook randomly shuts down when working on it. I can work on it for about 2 hours, shut it down, but when I want to start it again later the same day, it will start and immediately after login turn back off. When I try restarting at that point the dead battery sign comes on. I know the battery is not dead, because when I plug the laptop back in, the battery is still at 40% or higher.

I don't know what I have to do, I need my macbook on the go. I'm a repairing guy, but I need tips on where to start looking.

Than again I started looking online, and found out that there is a graphics card return program. Could my macbook be considered under this program with the problems i'm having?

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012

Status:

open