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Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 8 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP101.00F6.B00
SMC Version (system): 2.3f36

I have some weird issue with my Macbook Pro Retina mid 2012.

It turns itself of by itself, then if I turn it on it won't boot. I force shutdown and turn it on again I get just a black screen.

Ran First Aid on the disk -- did not find any issue -- did a OS update, same issue, reset SMC, PRAM -- the issue remains.

It's a bit random but usually once it is turned off, I can't have the system fully boot again (either black screen or reboots in loop.) I usually have to wait a while which make me think it's a hardware issue, but the computer doesn't seem that hot.

Any idea of what can I do?

I suppose a vanilla install will be my next step but I don't think that is going to solve anything.

  • does it do that on battery or even with power cable. – Ruskes Oct 29 '18 at 22:57
  • Yes same behaviour with A/C or on batterie – Kevin Oct 29 '18 at 23:01
  • did you run Apple Hardware Test – Ruskes Oct 29 '18 at 23:18
  • Yes m, unable to run diagnostics, DEC500, I guess is the ram – Kevin Oct 29 '18 at 23:23
  • why would you say that is the RAM ? how much RAM does the Activity Monitor shows ? – Ruskes Oct 29 '18 at 23:32

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