Macbook Air Shutting off itself

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  1. Stanley08

    Stanley08 Notebook Consultant

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    I have a 2014 Macbook Air 13". Early 2014.

    4GB, 128GB SSD.

    The battery was charged full, I set it to download/Install High Sierra and I went to bed. It was still downloading. Computer was NOT plugged in, running on battery alone.

    I woke up and the computer was off. I thought maybe it had installed and turned off or inactivity or whatever. I turned it on. It came on and after a few moments, just shut off itself.

    Connected the charged and the light kept changing between green and orange. And ever since then, the laptop will not come on and stay on.

    I tried the Shift+Mac key three button thing. No difference.
    I got into recovery, it still shut off.

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME?!
     
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  2. Danishblunt

    Danishblunt Notebook Deity

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    It could be several things.

    - smc (reset might help) scewing up
    - bad charger
    - bad logicboard (yeah, u don't want this to be the reason)
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    Could be bad battery as well.
     
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    bennni Notebook Evangelist

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    I had the same issue on a 2011 Macbook Air. My local Apple store diagnosed a faulty motherboard, so I took it to a third-party Apple specialist for a second opinion. The specialist opened the system and unplugged the battery connector for fifteen minutes and then reattached it. The system worked fine from that point onwards. He said that this wasn't the first time he'd seen the same issue. That was two years ago and the issue hasn't repeated itself. Tbh, I'd recommend that you find a local Apple specialist who has good reviews - you'll get a definitive answer and in all likelihood a working system as a result.
     
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