New Safari update 9-19-2019 might have bricked my MacBook Pro late 2016

powertoold

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I recently installed the new Safari update on 9/19/19 on my late 2016 MacBook pro with touch bar. About 15 minutes after the update, I was using xcode when my MacBook suddenly turned off and refused to turn on again. I tried all the instructions for the SMC reset, but none was successful.
 

PROFESS0R

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It is unlikely, if not impossible, that the safari update precipitated this behavior. Are you certain the machine is charged? Try another charger? Maybe you had a hardware failure.

Joe
 

powertoold

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It is unlikely, if not impossible, that the safari update precipitated this behavior. Are you certain the machine is charged? Try another charger? Maybe you had a hardware failure.

Joe
Yes, it's quite unlikely but very coincidental. The MacBook was plugged in and stationary while I was using it.

I'm mostly posting this in case someone else has a similar issue.
 
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poorcody

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FYI I've got a late 2016 MBP and the update (Safari 13.0) didn't cause any problems...
 

Honza1

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Yes, it's quite unlikely but very coincidental. The MacBook was plugged in and stationary while I was using it.

I'm mostly posting this in case someone else has a similar issue.
While one can imagine weird scenarios in which software kills the notebook hardware, it is nearly impossible that Apple own software would do so. This is simply coincidental. Especially since it took another 15 minutes and you were using even different piece of software.
There is lots of coincidental cases like this - typically after OS upgrade, which stresses system lot more than regular use. Someone may even wonder : "How could I have caused, that my 25 years old computer failed?" and horrified recalls, that after 25 years, he/she actually had a beer for dinner and not wine. Beer caused it! :)
 

powertoold

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Apple fixed my MacBook for free again, replaced the keyboard assembly. YMMV best service I've experienced