My son reported today that our Macbook shut down unexpectedly four different times, and this evening while working in several programs I had the laptop shut down on me too. My wife reported that the Macbook shut down a couple of times last week without warning, but until tonight I hadn’t researched the problem. I didn’t find anything about this on the Apple support website, but did find the following helpful article after a simple Google search. This person described the same problem we’re having:
MacBook suddenly shuts off to a completely powered down state seemingly at random. There are no kernel panic, mouse freezing, or other premonitory symptoms. The machine simply powers down suddenly. The screen goes black. The hard drive spins down and no sleep light illuminates. The machine simply turns itself off. (Macworld: Macbook quits unexpectedly)
We’ll be taking the computer in to our local Apple store to see if we can get it repaired soon– sounds like we may need a new logic board. This supports my contention that ANYONE buying a new computer (from any manufacturer) should purchase an extended service plan!
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