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tim_ksa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 29, 2012 1:26 AM

My MacBook crashes continuously for about a month now (started while using OS X Lion). My thought was to wait for Mountain Lion, make a clean install (formatting HDD) and then this should be resolved. Well, it didn't work. Still crashing while using more than 3-4 apps at the same time. All updates installed.


I really hope that someone is able to help me here. I already tried to run the Apple Hardware Test, but it's not available on my machine...


My guess it's that this might be a hardware problem, as it happened with Lion before.


This is the error report from the last crash (20 minutes ago):


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  106751 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          7

Anonymous UUID:                    6A45F5E6-D4D3-4968-A933-5F141041D77F



Sun Jul 29 11:04:45 2012

panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7f96561c85): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff8129b40000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P2/4

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff8106be37e0 : 0xffffff8015e1d5f6

0xffffff8106be3850 : 0xffffff7f96561c85

0xffffff8106be38e0 : 0xffffff7f9665b5b7

0xffffff8106be3940 : 0xffffff7f9665b62b

0xffffff8106be39b0 : 0xffffff7f96970883

0xffffff8106be3af0 : 0xffffff7f9668175d

0xffffff8106be3b20 : 0xffffff7f9656b9e6

0xffffff8106be3bd0 : 0xffffff7f965670b8

0xffffff8106be3dc0 : 0xffffff7f96568ac6

0xffffff8106be3ea0 : 0xffffff7f964fc324

0xffffff8106be3ef0 : 0xffffff7f97ffa71f

0xffffff8106be3f40 : 0xffffff7f97ff98e7

0xffffff8106be3f60 : 0xffffff8015e3dcae

0xffffff8106be3fb0 : 0xffffff8015eb2677

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
[6A699209-FB98-316B-A3C0-DCA82AA8C86B]@0xffffff7f964fa 000->0xffffff7f967fcfff

            dependency:[8C9E06A4-13D0-33F5-A377-9E36F0ECC229]@0xffffff 7f9646f000

            dependency:[E37F420A-B5CD-38ED-9441-5247583B6ACE]@0xff ffff7f964e6000

            dependency:[5D671681-D21B-3CCA-9810-B15E648C1B27]@0 xffffff7f964a3000
[9CD95A4A-FD94-349E-A4B6-FC3B74E197F5]@0xffffff7f9 680a000->0xffffff7f96b2cfff

            dependency:[6A699209-FB98-316B-A3C0-DCA82AA8C86B]@0xffffff7f964 fa000

            dependency:[8C9E06A4-13D0-33F5-A377-9E36F0ECC229]@0xffffff 7f9646f000
[FBC949AC-F94D-39CD-96A0-C6F121EA7546]@0xffffff 7f97ff8000->0xffffff7f98007fff

            dependency:[8C9E06A4-13D0-33F5-A377-9E36F0ECC229]@0xffffff 7f9646f000

            dependency:[41B414E9-EC1E-3724-A158-14FD4 8712B0C]@0xffffff7f96f9f000

            dependency:[E37F420A-B5CD-38ED-9441-5247583B6ACE]@0xff ffff7f964e6000

            dependency:[5D671681-D21B-3CCA-9810-B15E648C1B27]@0 xffffff7f964a3000



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task



Mac OS version:




Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 12.0.0: Sun Jun 24 23:00:16 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.7.9~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 8D5F8EF3-9D12-384B-8070-EF2A49C45D24

Kernel slide:     0x0000000015c00000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff8015e00000

System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)



System uptime in nanoseconds: 4445021361477

last loaded kext at 17879966952:          1.60 (addr 0xffffff7f97807000, size 32768)

last unloaded kext at 227031850441:          5.1.5 (addr 0xffffff7f96ddc000, size 65536)

loaded kexts:          1.60          1.9.5d0          4.0.9f8          100.12.69          122          2.3.0f2          1.0.0d1          4.0.9f8          3.5.10          2.3.0f2          8.0.0          1.0.0          7.0.0          2.0.2d0          1.6.0          3.2.6          1.0.0          3.0          3.2.6          1.0.33          8.0.0          8.0.0          3.0.2d6          235.4          3.1.0          235.4          320.15          1.0.0d1          1.0.0d1          34          3.5.1          404          2.2.0          600.15.20          5.1.6          4.9.5          2.4.0          3.2.5b3          5.1.5          1.6.1          161.0.0          1.6          1.5          1.7          1.9          1.6          1.6          196.0.0          4.0.39          2          196.0.0          10.0.6          2.3.0f2          1.8.9fc9          1.6          86.0.2          4.0.9f8          4.0.9f8          2.2.5          2.3.0f2          2.3.0f2          1.0.10d0          8.0.0          8.0.0          1.0.0          5.2.0d16          1.0          3.2.6          1.0.4          1.0.10d0          2.3.4          2.3.4          3.1.3d11          3.5.1          3.5.0          235.7          5.0.0          5.1.5          5.0.0          3.5.1          1.7          1.7.1          1.7.1          2.5.0          3.5.1          500.15          4.5.5          2.2.0          5.0.0          1.0.2b1          3.0          5.1.6          1.6.1          1.8.0          1.1          220          1.0.0d1          7          344          1.8          28.18          1.6          2.7          1.4          1.0

Model: MacBookPro6,2, BootROM MBP61.0057.B0F, 2 processors, Intel Core i7, 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, SMC 1.58f16

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics, Built-In, 288 MB

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, PCIe, 512 MB

Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533641465238432D47372020

Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 4 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x484D54333531533641465238432D47372020

AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x93), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

Bluetooth: Version 4.0.9f8 10405, 2 service, 11 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

Serial ATA Device: ST9500420ASG, 500.11 GB

Serial ATA Device: HL-DT-ST DVDRW  GS23N

USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfa100000 / 2

USB Device: BRCM2070 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0xfa110000 / 5

USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8218, 0xfa113000 / 7

USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0237, 0xfa120000 / 4

USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0xfa130000 / 3

USB Device: hub_device, 0x0424  (SMSC), 0x2514, 0xfd100000 / 2

USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0xfd120000 / 4

USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0xfd110000 / 3

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • pieralex Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    It seems that you may suffer from a well known problem from Apple: TS4088.


    Your options:


    - Get a Genius appointment ASAP and tell them about TS4088 - Insist! Because they will say it could be a problem caused by a non Apple "something".


    - They will ask you, have you installed this already:


    - They have a special test to diagnose that issue which last about 30 min.


    - Be ready to hear that the test did not reveal the problem - in fact, it seems that sometimes the test is negative even if the problem is there.


    - Be prepared to hear them saying you have to buy a new logic board which costs £500 +


    - If you are not willing to pay, they say your only choice is to wait for a software update from Apple to solve the problem.




    Personally, I started to have this problem just like you after upgrading to Lion. I now have a fresh install of Mountain Lion on a brand new SSD and I just had the black screen of death 5 min ago.


    Good luck

  • pieralex Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    Resetting the ram's seems to alleviate the problem. Installing gfxcardselector also helps a lot.


    Anything that will stress the nvidia gpu will trigger the crash.


    Hopefully your problem is solved.

  • pieralex Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    gfxCardStatus will definitely help but I am afraid it will not solve your problem unless you are happy to work with the Intel GPU.


    You should definitely get a Genius Bar appointment and ask them to run a video test (issue TS4088).


    I assume your Macbook is not under warranty unless you have Apple Care but the "replacement program" will be free if your computer is positive at the test they have for that specific problem.

  • tonijjj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    did it help? I have a mid 2010 MBP as well and it just crashes all the time

  • pieralex Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    gfxCardStatus is the only software solution, I personally think this is not a long term viable solution because you always have to check that you are working on the integrated GPU, sometimes you reboot and you are back to dynamic and then prone to crashes.

  • tonijjj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:23 AM (in response to pieralex)

    Thanks for all the answers!


    I've contacted Apple and just returned the computer to an Apple care center that will replace the graphics card


    What I dont understand is, if they replace it with the same modell, why shouldnt the problem still exist?

  • pieralex Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to tonijjj)

    You just did the right thing.


    To reply to your question, only a fraction of Macs manufactured between April 2010 and February 2011 were affected by this problem, basically, some of them received a faulty logic board and the first Lion update revealed the problem.


    As I write, I just collected my Macbook from Apple Store after they finally replaced my logic board. I have been working all day long on my external monitor without a glitch.


    As I am generally satisfied with the Apple Store service (it took 24 hours for the repair), I had to waste my time in two different Apple Store. I am still ****** off at that guy in the other Apple Store with his iAttitude telling me the problem was something I may have installed.


    So the moral of the story, insist and insit on the TS4088 if you seem to have all the symptoms!

  • ChjuX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 4, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    What I experience is:

    My Macbook crashes if I use Chrome, Quicktime.. all the time!! they make force restart. Firefox works 'longer'

    But when I plug second screen (monitor) Macbook works just fine. for hours and hours. I browse, play games... This is strange!

    Resetting PRAM and NVRAM, uninstalling Flash player didn't help.


    Hopefully update will be soon, otherwise I'll have to downgrade to Snow Leopard as I did with Lion.. that helped a lot.. I almost had no Crash..

  • Jay730 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 4:12 AM (in response to tim_ksa)

    If it helps has just recently updated on 31st of July 2012.


    It also stated that "Apple will service affected 15-inch MacBook Pro computers free of charge until three years from date of purchase. Apple will provide further extensions to this program as needed. This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the affected MacBook Pro."


    Before this update it was two years from date of purchase..


    I have made an appointment at the Genius Bar for this coming Tuesday. I will let you guys know if they have resolved the problem and let me replace my Logic Board for free.


    The date of purchase for my Macbook Pro 15" (mid 2010) was on March 31st 2010. So if this is the case everything should go as I planned.

  • tonijjj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to Jay730)

    I can confirm that it worked for my mbp, they changed the entire logic card invl graphic card for free and it's all sound and good now!

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