New 2011 Macbook Pro 8,3 less then three months old, this is my first ever Apple product.
I have an old USB thumbdrive I couldn't remember what was on it so I plugged it into the USB port nearest the Thunderbolt port and nothing.
Then I tried the USB port closest to the front (nearest me) and my Macbook instantly goes black.
Even the light on the power adapter, the magnetic end at the laptop, is not lit.
Long pressing the power button does nothing, I've left the power plug out to kill the battery hoping some error will clear itself. Other than that there isn't much to do to it unless I remove the back cover but it's still under warranty and I don't want to void that!
Did I just brick my Macbook?
edit: It's working again! Through no action other than leaving it unplugged and powered down. The battery was 0% and the date and time was set to "2000-12-31 8:15pm". Nice but, what the hell happened in both situations?!
Are there system log files I can view?
edit #2: Found it: Console (to console me?). The last two kernel.log entries before the crash shows:
Nov 29 21:18:40 DGH-MacbookPro kernel : 0 0 AppleUSBDC: start - initDevice failed
Nov 29 21:18:40 DGH-MacbookPro kernel  USBMC Identifier (non-unique): 0x90c 0x3000 0x100
So would "AppleUSBDC" indicate a problem with the USB power?