I was using Firefox when my MacBook Pro crashed. I was not initially concerned, as it does this about once a month. However, it no longer starts. It had 80% battery when it crashed, and plugging it in does not help. Before I take it to the shop or take it apart, I hope someone here can offer a solution.
It is a 2013 MacBook Pro running the latest version of Yosemite.

Edit: The computer restarts after several hours, but crashes again later. I sought professional advice and was informed that the logic board needed to be replaced, because the not-restarting bit is apparently symptomatic of an overheated logic board. But the problem resumed two days after a new logic board was installed.

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Have you ever tried to reset NVRAM or PRAM (older Mac)? With Mac turned off, power on the Mac, then press and hold CMD (⌘) + Option (⌥) + P + R until restart itself, this should take a couple of seconds. This could be find at Apple Support, Hope it helps

  • When I press (or press and hold) the power button, nothing happens. If I try to hold the key combination “until restart” then nothing just keeps happening, only now I’ve got sore fingers. Sep 10, 2015 at 0:52
  • Um, never mind the problem. My computer just started up while I wasn’t touching it. While it was closed. Which is a little freaky, but problem solved… I guess? Sep 10, 2015 at 0:55
  • if the problem was solved congrats... 👍🏽 I had to apply that combination, when my computer is suspended with a virtual machine running
    – ybrajim
    Sep 10, 2015 at 2:09
  • It did it again. I wasn’t running a VM. Actually, I’ve noticed a common thread (although I have a sample size of 2): both times I have had this problem, I was running the newest version of Firefox. Sep 11, 2015 at 3:41
  • I don't know, the only time i have had that problem as i already mentioned, it was when the VM was running and the mac goes to sleep. I do not use too much Firefox but, maybe it is a Bug or something like that...
    – ybrajim
    Sep 11, 2015 at 18:24

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