Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:13 PM (in response to usmsci)
Fusion 4.x.x has been around since August or Septermber of last year.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to Kappy)
but i upgraded to version 3 whenever Lion came out last year and ive been using this version ever since then. How come this is just now happening? Seems like this would have happened long ago..
I will go and reset the NVRAM and come back with my results - although it seems like this fix would only be temporary.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to usmsci)
Zapping PRAM isn't going to do a thing for you as Linc has already mentioned. I only provided the info because you had asked.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to usmsci)
There's apparently a third-party hack to disable switching between integrated and discrete graphics that mitigates the problem in some cases. If you'd consider that to be a solution, you can try it, but you're on your own.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:25 PM (in response to Kappy)
but you asserted that perhaps vmware fusion installing the wrong kernel extensions might be the problem? ok thanks for the info then - theres no point in messing with the PRAM stuff. Now my laptop wont restart - i hear the hard drive/DVD drive make that spinning noise that we are all used to but nothing is happening. (it froze while i was typing the message above)
looks like there is a logic board replacement coming my way. Ill have to go to the closest apple certification store and figure out whats going on.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Linc.. what do you make of this?
my model is a 2007 model but what is happening to me is the same as that article describes and i have the same GPU 8600 GT. I would suppose that if the GPU caused a logic board failure i might be not held responsible for it possibly torching the motherboard? thoughts?
EDIT - my machine FINALLY came back up - it took forever. I got the log report and it is different now:
very interesting and not what i wanted to see.
Interval Since Last Panic Report: 3147 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 3
Anonymous UUID: F7160FDB-7AF9-46EC-A43A-
Fri Apr 13 23:36:14 2012
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002c266d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f80bb508f, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000affffff9a, CR3: 0x0000000000100000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660
RAX: 0xffffff800c654404, RBX: 0xffffff807f50bbf8, RCX: 0xffffff800c654404, RDX: 0x0000000000000000
RSP: 0xffffff807f50b510, RBP: 0xffffff807f50b810, RSI: 0x0000000000000066, RDI: 0xffffff806b27f004
R8: 0xffffff807f50bbf8, R9: 0x000000000000013c, R10: 0x00000000000010bc, R11: 0xffffff80002d8220
R12: 0xffffff800c654404, R13: 0x0000000affffff80, R14: 0x00000000000001ea, R15: 0xffffff7f80bb502a
RFL: 0x0000000000010202, RIP: 0xffffff7f80bb508f, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
CR2: 0x0000000affffff9a, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Faulting CPU: 0x0
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff807f50b1d0 : 0xffffff8000220702
Model: MacBookPro4,1, BootROM MBP41.00C1.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.6 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.28f3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, PCIe, 512 MB
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F7F7F9B0000, 0x4354323536363441433636372E4D31364648
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM1, 2 GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz, 0x7F7F7F7F7F9B0000, 0x4354323536363441433636372E4D31364648
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8C), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (18.104.22.168.11)
Bluetooth: Version 4.0.3f12, 2 service, 11 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: Hitachi HTS722020K9SA00, 200.05 GB
Parallel ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R UJ-875
USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8502, 0xfd400000 / 2
USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0230, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x5d100000 / 2
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x1a100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x820f, 0x1a110000 / 3
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to usmsci)
I don't speak for Apple and I can't tell you what Apple will do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
well what i am trying to pin down is that if the checkdisk didnt tell me i had any errors and the disk utility didnt either and when i am playing a game or watching youtube is when i can expect the panic to occur and i have the same GPU in question it sounds like a video card issue here. My apple care is out of warranty but with this known problem i would wonder if they would honor the faulty cards, mine just faulted 5 years later.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to usmsci)
@Linc & @Kappy
I traveled 90 mins to the nearest apple store and their test revealed that the video card didnt even try to boot up which = dead motherboard. Under the NVidia/Apple Plan i was still within the 4 year window from date of purchase(December 2008) to get a free replacement known from the faulty Nvidia cards.
Just thought you might like to know in case you want to forward this information to others. If you have a defect from this and you go in and tell them straight up that you know about this defect if there is a clear failure of the video card(he pulled out an NVIDIA box for the software test) then you will be covered, no questions asked.