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Macbook Pro 2010 with Intel 510 SSD - Freezes at startup

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JorgenKS Calculating status...
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Sep 13, 2011 10:10 AM

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)
  • 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?


    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




  • Rasmus.B Calculating status...

    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:


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