4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2011 1:05 AM by Rasmus.B
JorgenKS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am experiencing some issues with my 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch 2.4 Ghz.

 

First I upgraded the RAM to 8 gb, which has been working without any problems.

 

After some months I bought an Intel 510 Series 250 GB, and did a clean install with the stock SL DVD. A few days later I upgraded to Lion through the Mac app store.

 

With increasing frequency, I am met with the waiting symbol at the login screen, which keeps on forever and prevents me from logging in. Then I have to turn the Macbook of manually, and hope it won´t crash at next boot.

 

Anyone experiencing the same?

 

Any suggestions?

 

 


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • 1. Re: Macbook Pro 2010 with Intel 510 SSD - Freezes at startup
    Marek Stepanek Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    Hello JorgenKS!

     

     

    I am not experiencing the same, but let me guess a bit:

     

    I suppose, you are expert enough to watch over the space on your HD. How much is left? 20 % free space would be good. Did you try to start with the shift-key, which disables in Lion the start options? Are you able to start like that?

     

    Do you repair regularely your permissions? http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1452

     

    Could you look into the error log with Console please, (Applications > Utilities), and look for some conflicts at start up?

     

     

    That's all for the moment

     

     

    marek

  • 2. Re: Macbook Pro 2010 with Intel 510 SSD - Freezes at startup
    JorgenKS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the response!

     

    1) I have about 90 GB of free space out of the partitioned 249.2 GB.

     

    2) I have not done that until now, and it turned out with a lot of errors. It seemed like it managed to fix it though. I will try to do some reboots and check if there is any improvement

     

    3) What am I supposed to look for in the console?

     

    I forgot to mention it i my initial post, but I guess it is worth mentioning; I used the "TRIM enabler software" to enable trim. Might that have anything to do with it? I mean, the computer works perfect exept for the start ups.

  • 3. Re: Macbook Pro 2010 with Intel 510 SSD - Freezes at startup
    JorgenKS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did some additional findings:

     

    1) When I disable the automatic login, it boots without problems.

     

    2) It actually freezes every try if I don´t punch in the password and hit enter within approximately 8 seconds after the login screen appears.

     

    3) The CPU ballons when it freezes, because when I manage to login after a few failed attempts, the core temp is 70-80 degrees celsius.

  • 4. Re: Macbook Pro 2010 with Intel 510 SSD - Freezes at startup
    Rasmus.B Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jorgen!

     

    If you haven't seen this already there are quite a few of us having this exact problem with computers similar to yours. Check this thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3209415