MacBook :: Randomly Shuts Off While On Battery Power
Jun 25, 2014
I have a 13-inch Macbook, Late 2008 model, using iOS Mavericks. While on battery power, the laptop will randomly just turn completely off, despite still having plenty of battery power left. I know it's not a calibration issue where the battery is dead but appears to have charge left, since I'm able to turn the computer back on again and continue using it.
Battery info:Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 606 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 2609 Health Information: Cycle Count: 157 Condition: Service Battery Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): -1265 Voltage (mV): 10855
For the past few days, my mid 2012 15" rMBP has been powering down or sleeping while in the middle of performing tasks, and more importantly when it's ABOVE 15% charge. Just today however, I now have a red battery indication at 52% and holding.
At the time, I had an external monitor plugged into the thunderbolt port closest to the ac adaptor port. I was running Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, but nothing else, and was not connected to the internet. I had turned wifi off. My problems continued until I plugged in. Once on a full charge, I unplugged and the same thing happened all over. Numerous times. So, I disconnected the external monitor, and thought that solved my problem. The next time I used the computer, I put the external monitor into the other TB port and did not have any issues, however I wasn't using the rMBP as extensively.
Today, again while performing tasks such as importing/exporting images with LR & PS, my laptop shut itself down. It runs warm, and fans are purring like crazy, but that's normal for the work I'm doing. Prior to the shut down, the battery read ~24%. I plugged in and woke it up. No external monitor is attached today. I am not running any other programs besides Chrome at the moment. I noticed a red battery light at 52% and it has not changed. Option clicking the indicator shows a "normal" condition.
I have had a Speck hard shell case covering the laptop for a few weeks, but no issues until this week.I am a pro photographer who shoots tethered on location and carries my rMBP around on assignment. It has never been dropped, or damaged in any way.
This is my current system info:
Battery Information: Model Information: Serial Number: Manufacturer: Device Name: Pack Lot Code: 0 PCB Lot Code: 0 Firmware Version: 511 Hardware Revision: 000a Cell Revision: 1150 Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 3455 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 7431 Health Information: Cycle Count: 533
Info: MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)
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Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 2.4GHz, 500GB HDD