Skip navigation

Mavericks unstable on macbook pro

430 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2013 3:21 PM by Linc Davis RSS
blujett8 Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 26, 2013 12:30 PM

since installing mavericks my mid 2010 macbook pro it is really unstable.

Is fixing this in the works ?


is there an easy way to uninstall ? I was fine with previous OS arragement



MacBook Pro, iOS 7.0.4
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 26, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to blujett8)

    Unstable in what way?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 26, 2013 3:04 PM (in response to blujett8)

    If it's a 15-inch 2010 MBP, see below.

    You have the MacBookPro6,2, the Edsel of Macs. It may have a logic board defect covered by this recall.

    Make a "Genius" appointment at an Apple Store, or go to another authorized service provider, to have the machine tested. The routine hardware diagnostics used by service providers do not detect the fault. There is a specific test for this issue.

    Print the first page of the panic report, and the support page linked above, and bring them with you.

    Note that the recall only applies within three years of purchase. After that, Apple may refuse the service. In that case, you may be quoted a price of about $300 (in the U.S.) for a "depot repair," which involves shipping the unit to a central repair facility and takes about two weeks. For that flat fee, anything found wrong with it should be fixed, not just the logic board.

    The model was discontinued in February 2011, so the replacement program will be ending soon. Some units may have been sold by Apple as refurbished after that date.

    Back up all data on the internal drive(s) before you hand over your computer to anyone. If privacy is a concern, erase the data partition(s) with the option to write zeros* (do this only if you have at least two complete, independent backups, and you know how to restore to an empty drive from any of them.) Don’t erase the recovery partition, if present.

    Sometimes the replacement part is also defective, so be prepared for that possibility.
    If it's too late for your unit to be repaired under the program, and you don't want to pay for a new logic board, you may be able to stop the panics by disabling automatic graphics switching.
    *An SSD doesn't need to be zeroed.
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,920 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 26, 2013 3:21 PM (in response to blujett8)

    Sometimes persuasiveness helps. Good luck.


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.