MacBook Air 13'' (early 2020) randomly bricks itself
I have a problem.
So a few days ago, I was in a call when my Macbook Air (13in, early 2020, intel processor) got bricked. There were no warnings or anything, and the Mac was completely unresponsive. Here’s what I tried:
- Reset PRAM & NVRAM (I don’t even know if they were reset, there were no signs whatsoever / didn’t work)
- Reset SMC (once again, didn’t work)
- Tried to use Diagnostics & Recovery (but the mac wasn’t even on to begin with)
(well, during that day my computer randomly booted up a few times, but it never got past the apple logo & progress bar - it shut down and went back to being unresponsive when the progress bar was running)
The next day I got a new charger & cable, and, well, the Mac booted up successfully and ran (pretty normally) for around 10 minutes (except the display didn’t appear to function properly: a part of the screen just got brighter - which I’m not that concerned about right now), and then shut down and went unresponsive. I took the cases apart, and did some things.
Here’s what I did:
- disconnected the battery and tried to use my computer with external power (once again, random startups, and the computer shuts down)
- cleaned the components (like, all of them) (worked for around a day, and, as usual, shut down and went unresponsive.)
- Applied new thermal paste (didn’t work at all)
I don’t think this is an issue about power because when I plugged the cable in and tried to measure the voltage, things seemed to be fine.
Can anybody help me?
Is this a good question?