Random Shutdowns

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alexmarchuk, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2007
    New Jersey
    Okay. Bare with me here, It was a long 6 hours.

    So my rMBP (mid-2012) started off randomly shutting off 6-10min of being booted up. Then it got worse, it would shut up at 70% battery life. Then it got even worse, the rMBP would shut down (at least I thought so) and once I restarted it, no boot. Okay, I was persistent and booted into single user mode, reset SMC, reset the RAM, etc. Nothing. I'd close the notebook for 5 minutes or so, open up again and boot it up. Goes to login screen - then 1/3 of the load in shut down again. Can not login.

    Couldn't run pressing D at startup and when I could see the display it gave me a -5012 error? I believe. Regardless, couldn't run the Apple Hardware test.

    I somehow got back into the computer to the recovery portion and tried reinstalling Yosemite, I had 10.10.2 at the time, I think it might have been the culprit, but wait.

    Installation said "complete, restarting, etc" and it shut off, didn't turn on again. Had to close the lid, then wait 5 minutes to even start it up.

    Still, nothing. I somehow got in again and I'm going to say, I believe I downloaded a bunch of keygens to some softwares and downloaded a bunch of trojans or something on my Win 7 BootCamp portion. I read up and noticed if you mess with the hard drive partitions under windows, it can mess with your OS X side. I think that's what happened, the Windows portion received a virus file and tried compromising my disk.

    Thoughts? Very confusing, it's running fine now.
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    I think your computer got really mad. That used to happen to me on my 2010 13' mac book pro. It would shut down, after 30 minutes then every 5 minutes. And the strange part is when i took into apple last year they said over 600 dollars in fixes. and by then i just bought the retina. Glad everything worked out for you. And how do you open the apple hardware test on a mac and if so will it mess up my mac? ( i have a lot of important files)
  3. adamhenry macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2015
    On the Beach
    If you have problems again, using the disk utility in recovery mode to verify your hard drive might give a clue.

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