Powers down after each startup
This MBP started developing a power down issue where it got to the point the computer was unusable due to the constant power downs roughly between 5 to 10mins after starting up the MBP.
So I went and formatted the internal Apple SSD and then tried to reinstall OS X 10.10, big mistake was I was stil getting the power downs in the middle of installing a new system. So I am now caught in a constant loop of the MBP powering down with roughly 6mins to go before completion of installing OS X.
I've tried to run a hardware test, but roughly a minute into the test the MBP powers down.
I can bootup via a bootable external and system seems to run fine until I try to clone a system on to the internal Apple SSD using Superduper. Roughly about 5mins into cloning to the SSD the MBP powers down.
I've tried SMC reset which did seems to do something as all the fans starting going crazy, but was unsure if I should leave the MBP on with fans going full force in the middle of an OS X install so powered off the MBP. Also carried out nvram reset which did't seem to do anything to stop the power downs.
I've also realised after the reset SMC that when the magsafe is plugged into the MBP it auto powers up and chimes.
Basically am stumped now, have a feeling it's possibly the SSD causing the problems. I guess I could pull out the SSD and boot via my external drive and see how the MBP powers down.
Anyone give me any ideas i can try?
Is this a good question?