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Kernal Panics. Every 12 hours or so. Going insane. Desperate.

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Sep 26, 2013 7:15 PM

Hi everyone,


I tried posting this before to no avail and thought I could solve the problem myself (to no avail) so I'll try again.


A while back I bought 8GB of RAM from crucial and a M500 240GB SSD for my 13inch late-2011 MBP. I Installed them and redid the operating system etc etc. But for about... 2 months now I've been getting Kernal panics on a regular basis. It started at about one every 4 days. then 2. then every day and now It's every 12 hours. I can't deal with this anymore and am going insane. I have moved to sweden for college and am away from all mac repair centers. A kernal panic is, obivously, a hardware issue so I decided to remove the RAM and pop in the old RAM. Keeps happening. I can see no visible problems with the SSD when I look at it.


Furthermore, nowadays the computer will occasionally crash out on me. First whatever application I'm using will freeze, so I scroll away from the application (I guess I feel like I'm fleeing from the problem) but then I can't click anything, the fan goes wild. For a short time I can move the mouse but then it goes beachball on me and nothing can be done. ever. I have to restart. Which *****. The restart only takes about 13 seconds with the SSD but it's just not worth it.


If someone could please help me I would appreciate it so much. It's becoming so tiring having to explain to my professors over and over that my computer actually did crash and that I'm not making excuses.


Anyway, thanks for reading everyone, I really hope someone can help me.


P.S. Would the panic report help your troubleshooting? I can get it next time I have a crash and post it up.

P. P. S. The hardware diagnostic is non existant on my computer. Just so you know.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5), i5 with 8GB crucial RAM.
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)

    You can post a panic report, but if the panics started when you installed the RAM and the SSD, and you didn't change anything else at the same time, then it's a pretty safe bet that one or the other is causing the problem. To run the Apple Hardware Test, follow these instructions:


    Using Apple Hardware Test


    Or skip that step and take the machine to an Apple Store for more thorough testing. It's a free service.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,985 points)

    That's a hardware fault, probably in the storage subsystem.


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