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No cursor, freezes after waking from Sleep + strange graphic

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Sep 5, 2013 3:04 PM

MBP late 08 running 10.8.4. This started a few weeks ago and is getting worse: The computer wakes from sleep and within about 10 seconds, the screen freezes and the cursor disappears. I have to use the power button to crash it and then restart. It's happening now 2 to 3 times a day. At first it seemed to be mostly happening in Mail, but then started happening in other Apps. Just now it wouldn't even wake from sleep. (The "sleep" light was solid, not "breathing".)

 

One bit of weirdness in this: on several occasions (but not every time) after the freeze a strange graphic appears on the screen, about 1 inch by 1 inch that looks like something out of the credits in the movie "The Matrix". The characters, digits, whatever, are moving and changing, as if it's recording or processing something. It has appeared after the freeze (overlaying) in several different applications.

 

Crash Symbol.jpg

 

Any thoughts, suggestions, or help would be appreciated!

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)

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