Macbook Keeps Shutting Down On Startup

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  • To access one of these tools, you’ll first have to shut down or restart your Mac. You’ll then have to press and hold the appropriate key or key combination before the gray startup screen appears. Press the keys right after the startup sound plays. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere.
  • Try working with the Word Safe mode and check if it helps. Hold the windows key + Letter ‘R’ on the keyboard to launch the Run command Copy and paste the following command line in the open box and click Ok.
  • First, you have to shut down the computer. Turn it back on and immediately press and hold Option, Command, P, and R keys simultaneously. Release them after about 20 seconds or once you hear the startup sound or when the Apple logo appears.
  • 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.

Check your Mac turns on. First, let's find out if the problem is that your Mac won't start up, or that it won't turn on - those might sound like the same thing, but there's actually a big.

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After a number of MacBook Pro users complained about their computers randomly shutting down, Apple officially acknowledged the issue and offered an unusual way to fix it.

The problem is with the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro computer with two Thunderbolt 3 ports (although I wouldn't bet it's limited to that model; more on that later), which 'randomly turns off even though the battery shows a remaining charge.'


For more on the symptoms, check out this thread on MacRumors. I can describe it from personal experience, because it's happening to me, too: With my MacBook Pro's battery discharging, during normal use (so, nothing CPU-intensive like gaming or rendering a video) it just shuts down when it gets to about 20-30% battery.

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The difference is that, in my case, it's a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and it's a rare occurrence, whereas it seems to be happening quite often for some users of the newer machines. Obviously, my MacBook Pro could be suffering from a different issue altogether, but it is quite similar to what other users are describing.

SEE ALSO: Holy crap, the maxed out 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $6,099

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In any case, Apple's advice on how to fix it is as follows: Get your MacBook Pro's battery to less than 90 percent, connect it to the power adapter, quit all apps, close the lid (which should put the laptop in sleep mode), and let it charge for at least 8 hours. Then, update to the latest version of macOS.

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If the problem persists, Apple says, contact Apple support.