Question: New macbook pro shutdown when I close the lid, only starts with SMC reset
Just got a brand new macbook pro touch bar 13''.
Before I installed anything, it was already faulty:
After closing the lid, even for just a few seconds, the macbook shuts down.
After opening, keyboard and touch bar remain dark. Pressing the power button has no effect.
I realized it would only start up with a SMC reset.
So everytime I close the lid, I have to reset the SMC and start up.
I tried to reset the NVRAM too, but no effect. I ran a test (pressing D on startup) twice, and it found no problems.
From the log, the shutdown cause is number 0: which apparently means "power disconnected".
Therefore I suspect a material problem, either battery or motherboard.
I've been googling the issue up and down without finding a solution.
Any ideas before I bring it in?
MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)