I have an early 2013 15" MBP which I almost always use while connected to one or two external monitors (and have successfully done for years). Today, however, it crashed out of the blue — all screens went black, playing music stopped... only the keyboard backlighting stayed.
After troubleshooting some, I've noticed that:
I thought I'd try booting into safe mode to see if it was a software issue, but if I hold the shift key down during start up, the Apple logo shows for a bit and the machine crashes.
Any ideas? I'm worried about the computer needing a new graphics card or logic board but I thought I'd investigate all the options. Thank you!
Did you find an answer to this problem? I am experiencing the same issue.