Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 2:43 PM (in response to Gorilla Power)
Nay! This issues seems to remain after a 7.1 update (downloaded direct from Apple, no less; didn't use Software Update). Applecare has agreed to replace my logic board, even though my MBP is a month or two out of warranty. I opened the Applecare with a software, Lion-related issue. Knowing my MBP was out of warranty, Lion comes with 90-days of Applecare.
Anyway, shipping my Mac off this afternoon. On a plus side, I like the way boot disks work on a Mac. Clone my drive to an external FW800 drive, attach the cloned drive to another compatible Mac and off I go. I'll be using an oldish Mac mini, slower, but effective. Oh, and Winclone seems a great way to clone the Boot Camp partition.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 2:54 PM (in response to whetty101)
Interestingly, I am not on a laptop (Mac Book Pro). I am on an 8-core Mac Pro. Also, I do not have the graphics card everyone seems to say is related to this problem (I have a ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB).
This Mac is brand new with nothing installed from me, yet it crashes every few minutes. I noticed it seemed to be related to when I moved the magic mouse. So I replaced the magic mouse with an old-fashioned wired mouse, and for the past hour it's been working fine (cross your fingers) and I am actually able to copy files & install applications.
Now, we'll see what happens when I start USING it, of couse, but I think this is pretty strange. Perhaps it indicates that the logic board is bad, as opposed to the magic mouse. (I really want to use that magic mouse!)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to whetty101)
Went to the Apple store today. They never heard of it but they just fixed the black screen issue by repairing my Macintosh HD.
I've been testing my gfx card all day and no more black screen for me!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to whetty101)
Ok, I don't know if this was already suggested, but the guys from Ars Technica could have found a fix for this. Let me know if it works.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to verbaL123)
Well that looks the same as my mid 2010 mbp i7 330, is that the details from your new logic board?
Here's my info
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
PCIe Lane Width: x16
VRAM (Total): 512 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0a29
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 3560
gMux Version: 1.9.21
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:19 PM (in response to Mondo Generator)
>Ok, I don't know if this was already suggested, but the guys from Ars Technica could have found a fix for this. >Let me know if it works.
THat fix has been lifted from this thread and it has not fixed the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:22 PM (in response to verbaL123)
Ugh - spoke too soon. While I can now do the Powerpoint and other stressful graphics tasks, I did launch Photobooth and use the Effects and generated a BSOD. I'm going to try and just use the MBP "as normal" (in that I never use Photobooth) and see how many BSODs I get. If I get another one doing just normal (for me) tasks, I'm rolling back to Snow Leopard over the weekend.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to hayafirst)
I may give that a shot later after I get home from work.
Just to confirm that for me it's still either a graphics switching and/or Nvidia problem, I just reloaded gfx set to Integrated and have been using Photobooth Effects for minutes with no crash (with Nvidia and dynamic switching it would crash in 15-20 seconds).
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 4:24 PM (in response to UCLAMacConvert)
well i wasn't for a second expecting 10.7.1 to fix the crashing. For what its worth, installed the update. Took my MBP to work, plugged in my external monitor, changed to GfxCardstatusto to Dynamic and crashed instantly. trying now on Discrete... Im taking my machine on friday to have the MB replaced
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 4:27 PM (in response to wired00)
Well, had a little extra time so I went ahead and reset the PRAM and SMC after updating to 10.7.1 had failed to resolve the crash. I'm happy to report I have about 15 minutes of uptime while I'm running the Powerpoint & Photobooth tests which previously caused my MBP to crash in less than 2 minutes. We'll see if this holds up.
One thing I noticed, running Photobooth effects really causes a lot of heat generation.
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