Tips For Your Mac Keeps Shutting Down Randomly

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Apple’s brand is well known for its quality and trustability however, after some years due to some hardware or software failures customers will face malfunction on their device. Most of the Mac users complained about this unusual random shutdown and there were many models of Mac facing this problem namely because of this you may get frustrated. Here we are going to give some tips to prevent the random shut down. 

The first tip is restarting your Mac even if your device is technically at fault, restarting the device can help the Mac to have a good startup.  

To restart 

1. power on your Mac after shutdown 

2. Then click on the combination key Command + Alt + Esc  

3. After that press sleep, shutdown or restart from the Apple menu. 

This can only give you a temporary solution in order to get a permanent solution then follow the below tips and instructions. 

The first one of Mac shutting down tips is resetting SMC 

Reset SMC 

SMC means System Management Controller (SMC) and it is a subsystem of an Intel processor. It is responsible for controlling components like battery charging, LED indicators, sleep and wake, battery, fans, other components of the logic board, video mode switching and much more. If you are facing problems like the fast running of fans, random shutdown or restarts, icons jumping you need to reset your SMC. 

TO reset SMC of MacBook without removable battery: 

1.Shut down your device  

2. Plug into the power charger and connect it to the power source 

3 In the built-in keyboard, press shift + Control + Option on the left side of the keyboard at the same time click the power button. 

4.After 10 seconds release the keys and turn on the device. 

TO reset SMC of MacBook without removable battery: 

1.Shutdown the device 

2. Remove the battery. 

3. Press the power button for 20 seconds. 

4. Reconnect the battery and power on the laptop. 

Reset PRAM  

PRAM stands for Parameter Random access memory that is responsible for storing all the small settings like alarm settings, volume settings, display resolution and much more on your device. Resetting the PRAM solves mostly all the problems in your Mac and it is a good way to prevent a random shutdown. 

1. Shutdown your MacBook 

2. Press the power button and then immediately press Command + Shift + P + R.  

3. Hold until you hear the second start uptime  

4. Release the keys after 20 seconds. 

5. Release the button and turn on the Mac carefully. 

 After resetting your PRAM, adjust settings like volume, display resolution and much more. 

Update to the latest macOS 

If your Mac undergoes a random shut down due to not upgrading the OS. So, we recommend upgrading your Mac at a constant interval of time and you can check updates by clicking on the Apple menu, then click About this Mac and finally press the software update. Every new version of macOS comes with some features to fix all the software related problems while upgrading you will not lose your settings such as passwords, accounts, data and much more. For example, MacBook Pro upgrades come with certain upgrades that can fix all of your software problems. 

Reinstall the macOS 

If the new upgrade features do not work out then go for reinstalling the macOS. First, backup your data drive and erase the start disk drive then follow the instruction on the Apple Support Page to reinstall the macOS. 

Update Software 

Sometimes random shutdown is due to the outdated software and if the reason for the problem is some specific application, then remove it from your device in order to prevent the shutting down and this can upgrade MacBook features. 

Disconnect other peripheral devices

Remove the other peripheral devices such as scanner, printer and Hard drives to clear the shutdown. 

Go to the nearest service center  

If you cannot solve the issues by implementing the above tricks then carry your Mac to the nearest service center or Apple service center because they have the skilled professionals and can technically look after the issue in case if your device has hardware related issues they can easily solve and diagnose it. 

Perform Apple Hardware Test or Diagnostics 

Use software and run it by following the instructions in the Apple guide to check the hardware issues and defects in your device. Then follow the troubleshooting recommended by Apple and if you see any kind of error in the popup of the system then contact the Apple service center. 

Monitor your battery 

To maintain a healthy Mac always maintain your battery, some batteries don't last long because they can withstand only the limited charging cycles. So, you have to do the MacBook battery replacement. You can even see Mac’s current battery cycle count by following the steps. 

1. Go to the Apple menu

2. And then select About This Mac and click System Report

3. Then scroll down to the Power subsection under Hardware.  

4. Below Battery Information, you can see the information about Cycle Count

This cycle count differs for various models and if your battery count exhibits a maximum value then it is the time for a replacement. We cannot predict any device's durability based on brands; it may vary according to the power fluctuations, surrounding and environment and we cannot ensure the flawless performance of Apple. Hence, we have to follow the tips to keep our Mac out of any malfunctions. 

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