Why is the laptop shutting down?
**NOTE: The seller included a 45W charger and did not make right on it. I need to get a 60W unit - I know.**
I’ve had this MacBook for a little bit and it still has thermal problems. At first I tried to repaste it and this did not work - even with a quality paste. The notebook is still shutting down under load on the charger.
I don’t believe it’s the power adapter at fault since it appears to run fine (although the notebook says 16.5V/3.65A max) despite being 14.5V/3.1A at most). I may try a knockoff adapter to see if it still overheating as a diagnostic step, but I have ordered a heatsink as a speculative diagnosis.
Since it’s so old, my budget for repairing the laptop is 30-40% of the average the value of the 2006 2121 machines, so $30-40 USD ($100 for reference). The reason for this is I can find a 2008-2009 model for about as much as a major part, should the problem be expensive to fix.
@mayer here is the CoconutBattery info you want:
@danj here’s the information with the 60W unit: