Skip navigation

Macbook A1181 early 2006 random freeze (i tried few suggestions from this forum with no luck)

1670 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2012 1:32 PM by achnaide RSS
achnaide Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 27, 2012 7:25 PM

Hi Everyone,



I need some help with my old MacBook A1181 1.86 Core Duo. I have been searching this forum and many others for the solution but could not find anything close to my issue.





My MacBook freeze randomly on startup. I noticed that it happens more often when you start it after its been off for half a day or so. After i boot it and fix permissions I can restart it 20+ times and it would not freeze.


I tried:


- resetting PRAM and NVRAM

- installed brand new hard drive

- replaced broken power adapter with new

- resetting one of each RAM sticks (i have 2gb - 2x1 Gb )

- using one  RAM stick at the time

- tested without wireless card

- tested without SuperDrive



Computer Specs:


MacBook 1.1

1.86 Core Duo

2Gb ram (2x1 Gb)

500 gb hard drive


MAC OSX 10.5.8 ...fully upgraded , fresh install. i reinstalled twice


My questions are:


Does missing battery affects any internal components (nvram or pram)? If its been unplugged for a while.


What else can I do in this situation?


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.