So, posted my kernel panic reports on the Nvidia website as requested. They are awfully quiet though... Nothing on their side since their only message requesting the reports a month ago... As for Apple, well the good news is that since they replaced the grafic card for nothing, I kinda fit under apple care once more if not for my Imac, for my new grafic card/repair.
They seem to agreed to try and solve the problem (over the phone) and want me to reinstall mountain lion (I seriously doubt it will fix anything but let's try all the steps...
I'll contact them tonight and re-install the OS. I'll post whatever news I have once done...
Yes, we need to keep up pressure, but with 22 pages in this thread I find it tiresome to have to go and sign up to Nvidia and post it all again when there is more than ample evidence here. With that in mind I'm adding a few more bits in to this post including some pics of the latest crashes (six yesterday before I abandoned the machine), a video of the flickering screen and the latest kernel panic.
Here's the link to the video I uploaded: http://youtu.be/uJarr1YQVvg
Here are a few pics:
The latest Kernel panic when I had the audacity to run Keynote:
Interval Since Last Panic Report: 15598 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 995748DD-DC29-4E6D-9E7C-724E06B8636B
Thu Sep 12 10:06:39 2013
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x9fdc97): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x0061002c: CFG 0x062e10de 0x00100406 0xd2000000, BAR0 0xd2000000 0x5e977000 0x094700a1, D0, P0/4
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0xfb3cb8 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0xfb3cec 0x223ce1 0x0)
0xfb3d08 : 0x9fdc97 (0xc1322c 0xc83840 0xc21f88 0x0)
0xfb3da8 : 0xb185db (0x92c1004 0x9eb1004 0x61002c 0x99de9f)
0xfb3df8 : 0x16d9251 (0x9eb1004 0x61002c 0x6400 0x93ec6e4)
0xfb3e18 : 0xadcefe (0x9eb1004 0xa20f804 0x3800 0x9eba818)
0xfb3e38 : 0xb86946 (0x9eb1004 0xa20f804 0x1 0x0)
0xfb3ea8 : 0x9ee779 (0x9eb1004 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0xfb3f48 : 0x99f057 (0x9eb1004 0x89ee000 0x6a41313b 0x447)
0xfb3f78 : 0x230235 (0x9386400 0x9eb1004 0xfb3fc8 0x227cea)
0xfb3fc8 : 0x2a179c (0x863ea0 0x0 0x10 0xa024ac0)
Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Mac OS version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: iMac9,1 (Mac-F2218FC8)
System uptime in nanoseconds: 4705041988826
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx 423.91.27 (addr 0xf14000, size 0x1900544) - last unloaded 115451885001
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor 1.9.3d0 - last loaded 34446558048
Model: iMac9,1, BootROM IM91.008D.B08, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 3.06 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.37f3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 130, NVIDIA GeForce GT 130, PCIe, 512 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8E), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (184.108.40.206.4)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 12 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en1
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1001FALS-40K1B0, 931.51 GB
Serial ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-5670S
USB Device: Built-in iSight, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8502, 0x24400000 / 2
USB Device: Keyboard Hub, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x1005, 0x26400000 / 2
USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x0304, 0x26430000 / 4
USB Device: Apple Keyboard, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x021e, 0x26420000 / 3
USB Device: IR Receiver, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8242, 0x04500000 / 3
USB Device: Generic USB Hub, 0x058f (Alcor Micro, Corp.), 0x9254, 0x04300000 / 2
USB Device: My Book 111A, 0x1058 (Western Digital Technologies, Inc.), 0x111a, 0x04310000 / 5
USB Device: PTZ-930, 0x056a (WACOM Co., Ltd.), 0x00b2, 0x04320000 / 4
USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac (Apple Inc.), 0x8215, 0x06110000 / 5
Please apple and nvidia, fix this and update those GT130 drivers !!
Is there any one who tried the latests 10.9 ?
I'm just to scared to update, seeing people getting into more problems..
Unfortunately, the ToU specifically disallow speculation:
If the hosts become aware of either a discussion on a not yet publicly released product's features or speculation of such, the posts/threads are usually edited or removed.
Isn't that the truth. I filed a complaint with the BBB, and it made it to their PR exec office. I reposted the information on here. It was all deleted. I am not a computer programmer. My MAC is not funcitoning as designed, and it started with Mountain Lion. I just did not realize at the time it was not just a random computer freeze. It wasnt until just after my Apple care expired that I began to realize something was causing it. When I brought it to their attention, they just told me it wasn't under Apple Care so not their worry. That is pretty ******. The origninal factory status was a great machine, they should be ashed that it is strictly software programming that is causing this issue and rather than fix it, it is slowly degrading and destrying the hardware. Come on Apple, your losing customers.
They have lost my custom. Here's my suggestion to all the email subscribers on this list:
- Go to the tonymac buyer's guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/375-building-customac-buyer-s-guide-august-2013.html)
- Build your own mac with the hardware you choose - very easy and relatively cheap
- Enjoy a better, faster, more reliable machine
I would now sell my 2009 imac on ebay, but I wouldn't want to sell someone else a dud machine
Yeah I agree, this machine was - and still is - a really great one. If the crashing stopped I could see myself continue to use it for years. In terms of power and overall performance, the mac is still adequate to my needs. Maybe that's just what they don't want any more. Built-in obsolescence has been around for years. Maybe this is just getting more aggressive by the fact that problems on 'older' macs are being ignored.
I have what may be a stupid question. In my case the few kernel panics that I do have always report the same two kernel extensions responsible. They are com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal and com.apple.NVDAResman . Is there any way these extensions can be replaced with older, more stable ones? I know little of UNIX and how its architecture works so this could be impossible, but given that this is an Apple problem, I don't think waiting on Nvidia to do something will work.
What makes me think about this is a great post I found about reading kernel panics, from a guy with similar issues. Maybe it's a case of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing, but I found that it helped understand what the kernel panics were trying to say: http://www.embracingchaos.com/2011/05/macbook-crashes-kernel-panics-and-coping-w ith-an-apple-genius.html