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The larger of Apple's MacBook Air laptops featuring dual microphones and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

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MB Air shuts down randomly, can only turn on after some time

I used my MacBook Air and closed the lid, when I was done using it. A couple of hours later, I opened the lid to use it again. But the screen was all black, and I couldn't power it on with the power button. A couple of hours later, I tried turn it on. This time I could turn it on, but it shut down by itself after a few minutes.

Now, if I don't power it on for a few days and then power it on, I can get it to last for an hour or two, before it shuts down. When it shuts down then, I cannot turn it back on and have to wait for a bit of time before it can turn on again for a short amount of time.

Have called Apple Support, they suggested a SMC reset, NVRAM reset or what it's called. None of it worked.

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Does it feel hot on the bottom of the Macbook?

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As S W said, does the laptop feel hot when this happens? If so, it sounds like the computer is overheating. If you feel confident, you can use a small screwdriver to unscrew the screws on the bottom of the laptop and take the back cover off. Use some canned air to clean out the inside and you should be good to go.

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It's not hot at all. And sometimes I've tried turned it for it just to turn off 5 seconds again. And after it has shut off it won't turn on again

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