Question: Mac Freezing because of battery?
For a few days now my computer has been freezing up regularly. I'll turn it on, it'll run fine for three minutes or less, then everything will freeze and I'll have to restart it.
I thought it was a problem with the battery because it had said it needed servicing so I took it out to try running it without one, same result. (I know, I shouldn't remove the battery, but hey.). Then it seemed to work okay as long as I didn't use it while it was charging, but now that doesn't matter either.
I can't get anything done like this! The computer is a mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro running high sierra. I haven't downloaded any suspicious applications or anything. I tried doing a factory reset and it helped for about two days then went back to doing this. What should I do? Is there a particular part I should look into replacing?