I have a 2 day old Macbook Pro, quad core i7, Yosemite. I closed the lid this morning with the power supply plugged in and iTunes, iTerm, and Safari idling. I opened the lid tonight and the screen and back of the computer were warm and it wouldn't wake from whatever 'power saving' state it was in. I had to hold down the power button for about 15 seconds before it restored. Any idea what this could be? I am very anxious about this behavior given Macbook Pro's reputation and price tag and the age of this computer. Thanks.


One thing for sure: it shouldn't act like that.

Beside that it'll be hard to say what was going on - seems like it was overheating (was the fan running?) and didn't want to start working before cooling at least a bit.

There might be a lot of reasons for that, but keep a close eye on your machine behaviour - should it happened again - definitely get it serviced since it's a brand new machine.

  • Make sure vents are not covered and you've taken off all the packaging. You can also check logs for any error/alarm messages (use 'Console' app). – Marek Bettman Sep 14 '15 at 11:54
  • I have been looking for log info without success. Do you know where I can read up on mac error reporting or where the logs might be? Thanks! – user1332148 Sep 15 '15 at 1:50

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