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Screen Hangs after 10.6.2 Upgrade

1256 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2009 2:38 AM by Ernst Mulder RSS
Kev Leho Calculating status...
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Nov 15, 2009 3:23 PM
Hi,

I have a MBP and have just upgraded to 10.6.2. Since upgrading my screen appears to hang at times. I can see one active window if I press F3 but cannot select the window and if I press F3 again the screen goes blank. When I leave the MBP for a while the display comes back but this takes ages ie 5 or 10 mins.

I've followed most of the advice on the web including resetting the NVRAM / PRAM but to no avail.

Prior to the 10.6.2 upgrade I have not really had any problems with my MBP so I'm fairly certain the problem is with the upgrade. Seems to me like a bug with the software. I'm probably going to revert back to 10.6.1 rather than a reinstall of the software.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Kev
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz 4 GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Nov 15, 2009 3:45 PM (in response to Kev Leho)
    you can try reinstalling 10.6.2 combo update
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL959
    and if that doesn't work simply revert to your 10.6.1 backup ( it sounds like you've got one) and try reapplying 10.6.2 again.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • BoyHowdyDoo Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Nov 17, 2009 11:39 AM (in response to Kev Leho)
    Im confused about the issue. Is your screen going black? Or does it act funky with "Spaces/ expose" the window management apps? Please what is screen hang? Does your mouse freeze?
    15" Macbook Pro 2.8GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • donv (The Ghost) Level 5 Level 5 (4,600 points)
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    Nov 18, 2009 3:51 PM (in response to Kev Leho)
    Kev Leho wrote:

    I'm probably going to revert back to 10.6.1 rather than a reinstall of the software.

    Any advice would be appreciated.


    Before returning to 10.6 (a prelude to updating to 10.6.1), I would make a bootable clone of my Sno boot volume on an external drive for purposes of backup, possible migration, and fail-safe--even if you have a TM backup. Your only way of returning to 10.6 is to erase and install using your 10.6 install DVD (i.e., their is no archive and install option on the 10.6 install DVD). Before you do so, check the compatibility of your hardware and software; check [here|http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/forum:start] and [here|http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3258].

    Given that you have dealt with any compatibility issues, your only problem should be migrating from your clone in a way that avoids your 10.6.2 problems. In this regard, you generally can drag and drop you data files from 10.6.2 without issue (see links below--use Preferential Treatment before migrating anything and the by-hand migration guide to accomplish your migration). I would reinstall my apps by hand. But, you probably would be relatively safe just dragging and dropping those that are installed by dragging an app icon to your applications folder. I would not migrate your users or settings. The remaining issue is dealing with the remaining contents of your user folder(s).

    I would acquire [Preferential Treatment|http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22790] and use this app to fix the your user preferences--the items in your User/Library/Preferences folder(s). After doing so, use [this guide|http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=6185507] to do the actual migration of the items in your user folder(s).
    15" 4 GB 2.8 GHz 500 GB MacBook Pro with LaCie 1TB external 7200 RPM RAID 0, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Boot Camp/Win7; PowerBook 540c; iBook G4
  • Ernst Mulder Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2009 2:38 AM (in response to Kev Leho)
    This is a 10.6.2 issue. The (temporary) solution is here:

    http://db.tidbits.com/article/10746

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