I have a Genius Bar appointment for this evening to deal with the matter, but I’m just curious: has anyone ever had their laptop totally unable to boot?
The machine in question is a brand-new (1 week old) MacBook Pro 13” 2019.
Over the weekend, unlock with Apple Watch stopped working.
This morning, while I was working on it, it randomly rebooted itself.
Now it will not boot. At all. It gets partway there (I get to the login screen), then makes an odd whooshing sound, and restarts itself.
It won’t boot from local recovery. It won’t boot from an external hard drive. It won’t boot from internet recovery. I’ve tried the usual PRAM resets, etc.
No dice. It’s just weird.