MacBook Pro Spontaneous Reboots
My wife and I both have MacBook Pro mid-2010 model laptops. In the last year they started spontaneously rebooting once in awhile. This has gotten especially bad in the last few months to the point where some days you can hardly get any work done.
There is no consistent set of circumstances that seem to trigger it. Very often we’re browsing in Safari, but it has happened while trying to print a very simple text document from Textpad or while in Pages.
Mine is an 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7. Hers a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5.
Both computers are maxed out with 8Gb of RAM. Mine is running Sierra 10.12. Hers El Capitan 10.11.
Repeated google searches have come up with no definitive answer. A suggestion was to disable graphics context switching (as I recall from memory as my computer is rebooting again and I’m typing this on my phone). I did. No difference.
One link I found suggested the issue is a resistor on the mother board which would be a perfect ifixit project.
Hoping someone has some idea. Apple of course is no help whatsoever.