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  • G. L. Gray Level 1 Level 1

    I am back to update the proposed solution to this problem that I posted yesterday.


    I have uninstalled gfxCardStatus and left my MBP running overnight. It was going nicely when I got back to it this morning. I then put it to sleep, went to work, and woke it without any issues. While this isn't definitive proof, I am optimistic and that deleting those files solves the problem without having to using slower graphics until Apple comes out with a complete fix in a future update. As they say, your mileage may vary.

  • vlan2k8 Level 1 Level 1

    "This computer will not support this software". So Lion doesn't like these drivers....

  • vlan2k8 Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately, I never had any issues while my MBP was sitting alone... it was always during the act of clicking on a link or opening an email or something similar. I deleted the files and the only way I can keep my MBP running is to switch over to "Integrated"... which rules out using my 30" cinema display .


    I'm about as close to a fanboi as you can get... and this is REALLY frosting me. From the amount of complaints I'm seeing in other forums, this is a common issue. Apple needs to adress this and quick fragging around with us!!

  • keg55 Level 6 Level 6
    Mac OS X

    I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.


    I have a MacBook Pro mid-2010 i5. When I updated over Snow Leopard after Lion's release, I experienced overheating, high CPU usage, Safari hangs and hangs at the login screen after boot. Since then I created 2 paritions on my hard drive. First partition for Snow Leopard and the second for Lion. I performed clean installs of both OS'. I also updated my Adobe Flash Player to v10.3.183.5, installed Java for OS X Lion and set my login to OFF instead of to my account. I found that a client software of LogMeIn so I can remote into my MacBook seemed to cause the Safari hangs even after changes previously noted. When Safari did lock up, that is when I noticed high CPU usage and overheating. Performing an SMC reset appeared to 'fix' those two issues after a shtudown/boot. However, removing the LogMeIn client appears to have fixed the lockups and I haven't experienced any high cpu usage or overheating since. It's been 2 weeks since these 'fixes' and Lion has been my main OS. And so far, so good with the 10.7.1 update.

  • G. L. Gray Level 1 Level 1

    Following up on my previous post. I thought that removing the windowserver files from ~/Library/Preferences/ByHost/ had fixed this issue for me, but the black screens are back. I have three in the past 48 hours. As vlan2k8 says, this really needs to be addressed by Apple and soon. I am surprised and disappointed that a fix didn't appear in the 10.7.1 update, though I have read posts by some devs that say it will appear in 10.7.2. I am not holding my breath.


    Anyway, I am back to running gfxCardStatus with it set to "Integrated Only" with the hope that I can at least get some stuff done.

  • lauraunseen Level 1 Level 1

    Absolute exact same thing happening to me after I installed Lion on my 2010 15" MacBook Pro. Took it to the Apple Store to have it looked at - ran a clean install, still didn't fix the problem. I thought Google Chrome may have been the problem since it seemed to always crash when I opened that browser AFTER the Lion install, so I deleted Chrome. Also now seems to be happening when I open Mail and Firefox.


    I hope the moderators are reading these closely!!

  • Plounge-o-naut Level 1 Level 1

    I have had nothing but problems with my MacBook Pro since installing Lion. Up to 5 hard crashes (black screen --> hard reboot) each day, and of course at the least appropriate moment. I went to the Apple geniuses and they looked at my machine telling me it was an OS problem... solution was to reinstall Lion clean. I backed up my files and then took it to the geniuses to wipe my HD and put a new copy of Lion on my machine. I then took the computer back to the office and completed the installation on my fresh machine (keyboard configure, etc...) and as soon as I was ready to boot... BOOM... it crashed again. This tells me obviously that it is a Lion issue because I have no other software on the machine at this point. maddening. I thought Macs were supposed to be crash proof. annoying. Back to the geniuses again...

  • SoRaKaiRiKu Level 1 Level 1

    There is MacBook Pro Video Update that was released yesterday at Has anyone tried installing this update and did it fix the black screen crash?

  • thejuri Level 1 Level 1

    I just installed it, and it seems to have fixed the issue for me. Other things changed from the original setup: 10.7.2 (freeze on wake confirmed after the update) and disabled safe sleep (hadn't tested after that, so there's a chance that fixed the issue, too).

  • SoRaKaiRiKu Level 1 Level 1

    Awesome!! Thanks for that update. Hopefully I get the same results as you.

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