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New 17" MBP Hangs

19266 Views 63 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2009 6:38 PM by nkocharh RSS
  • Gabberwocky Calculating status...
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    Jul 11, 2009 1:29 AM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Oh and PS, it doesn't happen when I'm logged in as Root User. Ray Charles foghorns on and on without lag... Oh yeah! Hope this helps. Ain't no solution though, that's for sure
    MBP 2.33GHZ & MB 2.XGHZ (Both Intels), Mac OS X (10.5.7), MB: OSX 10.5.7 & MBP: OSX 10.4.11
  • R_H Calculating status...
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    Jul 28, 2009 10:28 AM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Either that is not what's causing the issue for me, or the HDD motion sensor is whacked. My MBP is normally sitting on a desk and not moving. If the motion sensor is parking the HDD heads, then it's way too sensitive.

    Maybe I'll see if I can turn it off and see if it fixes it.
  • andre.mengatti Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 28, 2009 3:00 PM (in response to Gabberwocky)
    Same problem here. At first I thought it had something to do with my old MBP backup to my new mid 2009 17" MBP. I have the stock Hitachi 500GB drive, my laptop keeps freezing constantly! I already reinstalled OS X from scratch twice, just downloaded back my iphoto and itunes library, and the entire system freezes from time to time. It happens when I'm just using safari, using VLC or even only playing music.

    I've noticed too that my Sudden Motion Sensor is absurdly oversensitive. If I move my laptop 2 inches in my desk and I already hear the "click" noise from the head parking. I already had a 15" mid 2008 MBP and a late 2008 13" MB. None of them triggered the sensor like that.

    Definitely there's something wrong with my computer, and I see I'm note the only one..
    17" 2.88 Ghz MBP 5.2 500GB 5.4K Hitachi, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Suave! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 7:04 PM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Hi,

    Count me in too - 17" June 2009 2.8 UMBP (Hitachi 5400rpm 500GB HD with 376GB free) - constant hangs & freezes nearly every minute or so so (rarely longer than a few mins between freezes) and a very quirky, erratic trackpad - I am so frustrated that I feel like smashing the thing into a wall - it is so infuriating! Someone please help!


    Suave!

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    June 2009 17" 2.8GB UBMP, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Ben McIntosh Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2009 7:16 PM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Me too, 13' inch MBP, 2.56 GHz intel processor, 70 GB free on the Hd, 4g RAM, OS 10.5.7

    I have the same issue, but it happens when I am working with my laptop on my desk. If it is the motion sensor, it is oversensitive but also inconsistent.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2.53 GHz, 4GB RAM, 175GB free on HD
  • Ben McIntosh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 29, 2009 7:40 PM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    I don't think is what you were asking for but my login items are ituneshelper and googlenotifier.

    I could find startup processes, where specifically should I be looking?
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2.53 GHz, 4GB RAM, 175GB free on HD
  • Suave! Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 1, 2009 5:25 PM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Hi All,

    How can we tell if Apple is aware of this problem & if they are doing anything about it?

    Suave!
    June 2009 17" 2.8GB UBMP, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Ben McIntosh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2009 8:53 AM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    iTunesHelper
    Google Notifier

    At this point I have:

    Updated Software/Restarted Computer
    Ran a Virus Scan
    Repaired Disc Permissions
    Reinstalled the Operating System
    Ran an extended hardware test

    Nothing has come up.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2.53 GHz, 4GB RAM, 175GB free on HD
  • Jpics Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2009 9:37 AM (in response to Suave!)
    I am having the same issue and will be taking mine in to the genius bar. Also my friends MacBook pro (same model as mine) has the same issue.

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    15" Macbook pro 2.53 (, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Aluminum Macbook Pro 2.53, 250G HD, 4Gigs of ram
  • Jpics Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2009 1:27 PM (in response to theycallmefreddy)
    Hummmm I am gonna give that a try
    13" Macbook 2.4 (late 08 model), Mac OS X (10.5.6), Aluminum Macbook 2.4 ,Mac mini 2.0, 16G iPhone 3G, Time capsule
  • jlange Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2009 2:08 PM (in response to Gabberwocky)
    I think there may be a correlation, at least for some of the freezes, with Safari and/or Flash. I know that there's a leftover debugger call in the latest release of Adobe Flash, which seems to show up in my Console every time it freezes. I also know of a Safari/RSS cache issue which causes freezes on some machines.

    I'm not sure why it's happening, but it did also happen on my old PowerBook and I got it to fix somehow. I don't exactly remember. I'd look into those two/three things above though.
    MacBook Pro, 15" 1.53Ghz. Mid-2009., Mac OS X (10.5.7), 12" PBG4, 12" iBook G4, eMac, AIO PowerMac G3, iBook G3 (Tangerine), iPod touch (1st + 2nd gen)

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