MacBook Pro 2018 doesn't boot when cold. Needs to warm up to start up.
Macbook Pro doesn't boot when cold. Needs to warm up to start up.
MacBook Pro 2018 with TouchBar (A1990)
My MacBook Pro does not start up when cold. It needs to warm up to boot.
No display, no keyboard light. When I open the lid it "turns on", I can hear the fans if I touch my ear on the bottom (Sometimes they turn very fast), but as I said, no video, no Touch Bar or keyboard signals. It makes the sound when I connect the charger. But it gradually warms up after pushing the power button. When it gets warm, I hold the power button for 10 seconds then press it again once before it successfully boots up.
When it gets hot and I can turn it on, everything works normally. I watch videos in 4k, play heavy games etc. I also did several hardware tests and no program reported a problem, including Apple's own diagnostics.
This problem persists if the system is shutdown and gets cold again. If I put the system to sleep it will turn it on again while it is hot, but if it passes too long and it gets cold it won't turn on again.
I took in 2 technical assistance and they could not detect the problem. The first one said there was oxidation on the logic board, gave a chemical bath but the computer continued the same way.
The computer has turned on normally about 5 times since it started showing the problem. But 99.5% of the time it doesn't start normally, until I was surprised when I opened the lid and it started normal 2 days in a row, I thought the problem was gone, but on the third day the problem came back.
What I've Done
I have done SMC reset & PRAM/NVRAM reset but it does not help.
I have also done Apple Diagnostics and says it does not detect any hardware issues.
I have reconnected the battery & display connections but problem still persists.
I reinstalled the system doing a clean installation. I have also installed other versions of MacOS
update on the problem: after I found out that the computer only turned on after heating up, I kept doing it every time I needed to use it. After a few weeks he was completely back to normal. No system updates or technical repairs were carried out. Now I have been using it for months and the problem never returns. The computer turns on normally, enters and exits sleep mode without any problem. Now it remains for the rest of my life to be in doubt about what caused the problem, but the important thing is that it is working!
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