My late 2013 MacBook Pro has began crashing frequently, sometimes when it is just "idling", and sometimes when I am Word Processing.
Here are some of the things that I have noticed.
- This happens more often when the computer is not plugged in, but the battery still has a respectable 70% charge.
- There is nothing obvious in any of the log files.
- When it happens one of two things will happen: The screen will freeze, and after around 20 seconds the machine will power off; Or, the screen will suddenly go black and the fans spin like crazy, someone commented yesterday that they thought that the noise was coming from the heating system.
Someone, suggested that I try resetting the NVPRAM and SMC, both of which I tried to no avail. I also tried reinstalling the machine from scratch and while this seemed to fix the problem for a short while (one or two days) the problem is back, albeit less frequent now.
Does anyone have any ideas about how I can resolve this issue?
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
- 1 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 (i7-4850HQ) CPU: 4-core
- 16 GB RAM
- Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 1078
- Intel Iris Pro - VRAM: 1536 MB
- Color LCD 2880 x 1800
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M - VRAM: 2 GB
- macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 (17B48)