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The March 2015 update of Apple's 11" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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MacBook Air 11” 2015 shuts down unplugged

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2015 Macbook Air 11” (not retina) immediately shuts down when unplugged. What are my next steps?

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Your battery still has quite a bit of life so I don’t see that at your issue. Lets try resetting the SMC to see if that helps How to reset the System Management Controller (SMC) on your Mac

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Resetting the SMC didn’t work. I pulled the charger at connection point to MacBook Air and it still turned off immediately.

I have used this computer abroad and may have sustained surges while charging as Arbaman says.


@raymondgotauco - Lets give this a try, you'll need to pop the bottom cover off so you can disconnect the battery. with the the battery disconnected and the charger. Press the power button for a minute then plug in your battery again and then the charger. That will give you a hard reset. Sometimes I find I need to do it this way on the Air's.


I will have to buy some tools for this part. Sorry. I didn’t think the community would respond so efficiently. I love this.

Is buying the Pro Tech Toolkit the consensus if I plan to tinker with other devices and things?


Good choice!

I did forgot to aim you to the needed guide: MacBook Air 11" Early 2015 Battery Replacement follow it to Step3


When the tools come in, I will have a go at a hard reset.

Can you please clarify the steps you suggested? Once I unplug everything, do I push the power button with only the charger plugged in, or push the power button with nothing plugged in?


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Battery seems to be fine and probably not the source of the problem. If you had some current surges or an aftermarket charger that might explain the issue, but things may break on their own for no special reasons too. There’s not much you can do on a DIY basis, except trying a replacement battery, but I wouldn’t recommend that with those data. A logic board repair or replacement seem to be the two options in this case.

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@arbaman what should be repaired on the logic board could you expand on your answers so the person knows what you have in mind


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