4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2009 9:11 AM by mac_martin99
DeemsDeems Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello to all other MacBook pro sufferers! I am will be quick because this computer might freeze at any moment or give me this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97KZxgYDVo8
Has anyone else experienced anything like it?
Thank you in advance!

Late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • DeemsDeems Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, so, it appears that in safe boot these problems with keyboard and trackpad locking up and crazy lines such as seen in that video, do not occur! Which of course will make one think that the problem lies in something that safe boot is not using. Is it the higher quality video performance?
    The history of my problem is similar to hundreds of other ones I have seen on the forums. A brand new macbook pro (late 2008) suddenly started locking up very frequently and worst of all randomly. I have tried all the different methods people have been suggesting, such as resetting the PRAM, taking the battery out and holding power for 5 sec, making a new account, doing apple hardware test, running only off battery, running without the battery, monitoring heat, etc, etc. But nothing seems to work. I still get random freezes that are not caused by any specific action, indeed this crap happens even when the computer is not touched. But only here in safe boot it all seems to work fine, with no problems. What can this be? Apple hardware test shows no trouble. Is there a kind soul out there who might have an idea what this could be?
  • Travis A. Level 6 Level 6 (14,970 points)
    There is no question in my mind that this is a hardware issue. My old G4 iMac exhibits the same symptoms, and I have tried every OS under the sun on it. All of them do it. You could Archive and Install OS X from your MBP discs, but I doubt that would do any good. I personally would call Apple, this is most likely out of the scope of what we can help you with here.

  • Justwingingit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem. Are you using a screensaver? Have you added memory? My problems seem to have started recently and the only change is that I added memory after Christmas. It also seems to be happening when after a period of dormancy or overnight.