MacBook Pro Shuts down randomly
Two days ago I wanted to continue with my video project on my MacBook Pro. I opened it (I don't shut it down) and it was off. I thought maybe the battery was dead and I didn't charge it.
So, when I put my MacBook in the charger and click the on button it went on for 5 sec and then turned off. I pushed the button again and now I could login I looked at the battery it was still 80% so I thought that's odd.
Then when I logged in it shuts off again. I've tried for several times to turn it back on sometimes it didn't even turn on and sometimes it turns on and then it shuts off again after seconds.
I went to a computer store but they didn't know what was going on the guy said that he couldn't find anything weird in my MacBook (software) yes of course when the guy looked at it it worked. Until it suddenly shuts down and I was like: 'Yes that's the problem!' But he had no clue. All he said was: 'send it back to apple'
So another thing: I'm traveling and need my MacBook for my work (I'm a colorist and work in the film industry) I need it everyday.
Maybe something important: last June I Accidentally closed my MacBook with the charger between so my display broke. I replaced it, cost me lots of money, and then after 2 months it was loose (I haven't fixed it yet, been more than one month now)
I can move my display up and down for at least 1cm. I can also detach the black bar underneath the display from the display, think this used to be glued together.
I don't know if this might be the problem from the MacBook shutting down randomly.
Ps. Sometimes my MacBook doesn't shut off completely and the fans start making extreme noises. It's like my MacBook is frozen.
Mid 2015 with Retina display
- 2,5 years old
- Used daily
- MacOS Sierra
I've turned it on again and clicked the D that brought me to some sort of check. It said: nothing is wrong.
Now it just restarts randomly. It's better but still not 100%
Is this a good question?
Hey Ruan. Just signed on for Real Mac Mods. I highly recommend you add a goal or mission for your petition. You lay out the issue well, but what do you want your 100 signatures to accomplish?
Mine also late 2013 15 inch MacBook pro shuts down randomly even after clean install of Mohave 10.14.2 , no problem when running Windows 10 in bootcamp, guess Ill just use it for windows,,,,uuuuggggg!
by M Halleen
I just started the petition "Apple: Apple Macbook Random Shutdown Syndrome" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
My goal is to reach 100 signatures and I need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Apple Macbook Random Shutdown Syndrome
One thing I think is important to add, especially for a few who believe this to be a hardware problem, is that I have bootcamp installed on this mid 2014 15" macbook pro and the computer NEVER rebooted in Windows despite the fact that it typically ran at 80+ degrees celcius in windows yet about 30 degrees LOWER in Catalina. I just disabled the network thunderbolt service and an hour later, it has NOT shot down.. YET. I did this in desperation after reformatting the hard drive and installing Catalina ONLY (no bootcamp) and this shutdown within 15 mins.
by Dean M
Windows does not utilize the unstable low power mode that causes the crash. This has been well known for several years. This can be seen in Intel Power Gadget. As well, all tested Linux versions do not utilize the faulty power mode. All tested versions of OSX do.
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