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  • drjawad Level 1 (0 points)



    Things got even worse before Apple did anything!!


    Apple initially refused to exchange the machine telling me if it went wrong one more time then they would replace it, despite the long list of faults already. A few days later the same problem (never went away) got worse - I took it back in and they finally agreed to order a replacement. In the meantime they told me to keep using the machine till the replacement arrived. I think 3 days later the I was working on the mac and then it went bang (not very loud) - the screen went black and all function died. That was the end of that cursed/elegantly beautiful machine. I honestly think the problem is with the venting system - I think these machines can't cool down but I'm no expert. Interesting that the newer machines have air vents in the body casing.


    To be fair Apple were true to their word (albeit grudgingly) & a replacement arrived - though it just doesn't have the same beauty - firstly it's 15in not 17, you have to plug in an external DVD drive! I'm not impressed with the retina screen - no big difference for the average user.


    Now trying to get my apple care protection plan money refunded was whole new dilemma - you won't believe what I went through!


    Good luck with your machine. In my humble opinion if it's under warranty take it back!

  • AceNeerav Level 1 (95 points)

    Hi drjawad


    I have been told the same. My 3rd replacement macbook pro has already undergone replacement of logic board twice is less than a year! And now i have even got my ssd replaced. I will call them and see what can be done.

  • AceNeerav Level 1 (95 points)

    During the replacement of my 2nd macbook pro i was given a refund of my app of the remainng time on pro rata basis.

  • drjawad Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi AceNeerav


    Good luck with your mac. As for me I've decided no matter what happens after my current mac, this is my last apple product ever! I just don't rate apple's quality anymore. When a company grows too big it ends up cutting corners and downgrading its quality control in the bid to increase its profits - so we the customers suffer.

  • AceNeerav Level 1 (95 points)

    Agreed. I realized it the very hard way after 3 mbp replacements, 3 iphone replacements, 15 repairs of mbp, 1 ipod nano replacement, 5 earphone replacements. And now already my second gen airport express is acting gay.


    I guess i was too awestruck with the apple and s. jobs pheomenon. It will be difficult adopting another eco system, but its an impending move.

  • errrrs Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issues on a mid 2010 MBP 15''. I am running 10.6.8, this is very very frustratiing.

  • bbadveman Level 1 (0 points)

    People! I´ve been having the same problems....BUT, I think I solved it!!!. This may work to you, I hope...It did for me!. Just go to: Good Luck!

  • errrrs Level 1 (0 points)

    I sent mine to apple and they replaced the logic board free of charge. So it still cost me the 50 bucks to send it in. So far the issue is gone! Good luck guys.

  • cruser90 Level 1 (0 points)

    My 1998 Tecra 8100 with XP still going strong.Yah,it is slow at pentium 3 by now but it does not freeze and  it's WiFi range goes further than my expensive mbp. Sign!

  • titanium76 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not sure what's causing my macbook to freeze. It's stange in that I can click windows to bring them to the front, open spotlight, but nothing actually happens. Just beachball time.

  • BigRed77 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi titanium x have you tried running disk utility and verifying your hard drive? I have to do this once every month has there is always errors on the drive which cause the beach ball to appear!

  • Saulyboysh Level 1 (0 points)

    mine just started log is pasted below - should I be worried?:


    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  164157 sec

    Panics Since Last Report:          1

    Anonymous UUID:                    B2D7BC66-E94E-4D34-9FA8-BB016517535F



    Sun May 19 17:07:11 2013

    panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff80002c4794): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f81e8ed7c, type 14=page fault, registers:

    CR0: 0x0000000080010033, CR2: 0x000000000000008c, CR3: 0x000000007758c000, CR4: 0x0000000000000660

    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0x000000003fffffff, RCX: 0x0000000000000005, RDX: 0xffffff80ba961000

    RSP: 0xffffff8079bcb1d0, RBP: 0xffffff8079bcb1d0, RSI: 0x0000000000000005, RDI: 0xffffff800df5cc00

    R8:  0x0000000000002800, R9:  0xffffff8064f64bf8, R10: 0xffffff8064f4a0b0, R11: 0x0000000000000001

    R12: 0xffffff800df5cc00, R13: 0x0000000001c058ee, R14: 0xffffff80a421c080, R15: 0x0000000000000000

    RFL: 0x0000000000010206, RIP: 0xffffff7f81e8ed7c, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010

    CR2: 0x000000000000008c, Error code: 0x0000000000000002, Faulting CPU: 0x1



    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address

    0xffffff8079bcae80 : 0xffffff8000220792

    0xffffff8079bcaf00 : 0xffffff80002c4794

    0xffffff8079bcb0b0 : 0xffffff80002da55d

    0xffffff8079bcb0d0 : 0xffffff7f81e8ed7c

    0xffffff8079bcb1d0 : 0xffffff7f81e8ff50

    0xffffff8079bcb220 : 0xffffff7f81e78e84

    0xffffff8079bcb280 : 0xffffff7f81eaf466

    0xffffff8079bcb6f0 : 0xffffff7f81e465bc

    0xffffff8079bcb720 : 0xffffff7f81eb208b

    0xffffff8079bcb7b0 : 0xffffff7f81e94e99

    0xffffff8079bcb810 : 0xffffff7f81e952d1

    0xffffff8079bcb860 : 0xffffff7f81e95548

    0xffffff8079bcb8f0 : 0xffffff7f81e964ed

    0xffffff8079bcb930 : 0xffffff7f81e522a1

    0xffffff8079bcbaa0 : 0xffffff7f81e96d6d

    0xffffff8079bcbb60 : 0xffffff7f81e4f346

    0xffffff8079bcbbc0 : 0xffffff8000655f3e

    0xffffff8079bcbbe0 : 0xffffff800065681a

    0xffffff8079bcbc40 : 0xffffff8000656fbb

    0xffffff8079bcbd80 : 0xffffff80002a3f08

    0xffffff8079bcbe80 : 0xffffff8000223096

    0xffffff8079bcbeb0 : 0xffffff80002148a9

    0xffffff8079bcbf10 : 0xffffff800021bbd8

    0xffffff8079bcbf70 : 0xffffff80002aef10

    0xffffff8079bcbfb0 : 0xffffff80002daec3

          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

   [7E1D7726-416F-3716-ACCB-E1E276E35002]@0xffffff7f81e440 00->0xffffff7f81f06fff

                dependency:[97284661-2629-379E-B86B-D388618E8C30]@0xffffff7f809 11000

                dependency:[7C8672C4-8B0D-3CCF-A79A-23C62E90F895]@0xff ffff7f808ff000

                dependency:[5C23D598-58B2-3204-BC03-BC3C0F00BD32]@0xffffff 7f8088c000

                dependency:[D0A1F6BD-E66E-3DD8-9913-A3AB8746F422]@0 xffffff7f808c6000



    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



    Mac OS version:




    Kernel version:

    Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:25:48 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_X86_64

    Kernel UUID: FF3BB088-60A4-349C-92EA-CA649C698CE5

    System model name: MacBookPro5,3 (Mac-F22587C8)



    System uptime in nanoseconds: 164633557565843

    last loaded kext at 159921477272335:          227.6 (addr 0xffffff7f80783000, size 12288)

    last unloaded kext at 160054049769353:          4.1.22 (addr 0xffffff7f80780000, size 12288)

    loaded kexts:          1.7.2          1.9.5d0          1.59          100.12.75          3.0          122          3.5.9          2.2.5a5          2.2.5a5          7.3.2          3.0.2d6          2.0.1d2          1.0.0d1          4.0.8f17          7.0.0          1.2.3          3.1.33          5.0.0d8          1.6.0          3.1.33          1.0.33          227.6          4.0.8f17          227.6          1.0.0d1          1.0.0d1          33          312          3.0.6          3.2.1          404          561.7.22          2.0.3          2.1.0          5.1.0          4.9.0          2.3.1          2.0.17          5.1.0          5.1.0          1.6.1          1.5          1.7          161.0.0          1.5          1.9          1.5          1.6          195.0.0          3.2.30          1.4          8          195.0.0          1.0          2.2.5a5          2.2.5          7.3.2          7.3.2          2.2.5a5          2.2.5a5          80.0.2          10.0.5          1.8.6fc18          1.3          3.1.3d10          5.0.0d8          1.0.10d0          5.1.1d6          3.1.33          1.0.4          2.3.4          1.0.10d0          2.3.4          4.0.8f17          4.0.8f17          230.5          5.0.0          3.2.1          3.0.3          5.1.0          5.0.0          3.2.1          1.7          1.7.1          1.7.1          420.3          3.2.1          5.0.0          4.4.8          2.0.8          2.1          2.2.9          5.1.0          1.6.1          1.7.1          1.1          177.8          1.0.0d1          331.7          1.7.2          28.18          1.5          2.7          1.4

    Model: MacBookPro5,3, BootROM MBP53.00AC.B03, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.66 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 1.48f2

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, PCIe, 256 MB

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, PCI, 256 MB

    Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

    Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz, 0x802C, 0x31364A53463235363634485A2D3147314631

    AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x8D), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (

    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.8f17, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports

    Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en1

    Serial ATA Device: FUJITSU MJA2320BH FFS G1, 320.07 GB

    Serial ATA Device: MATSHITADVD-R   UJ-868

    USB Device: Built-in iSight, apple_vendor_id, 0x8507, 0x24400000 / 2

    USB Device: Internal Memory Card Reader, apple_vendor_id, 0x8403, 0x26500000 / 2

    USB Device: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad, apple_vendor_id, 0x0236, 0x04600000 / 3

    USB Device: IR Receiver, apple_vendor_id, 0x8242, 0x04500000 / 2

    USB Device: BRCM2046 Hub, 0x0a5c  (Broadcom Corp.), 0x4500, 0x06100000 / 2

    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8213, 0x06110000 / 3

  • iNer0 Level 1 (0 points)

    I turned on my Macbook Pro, (also think mine is a 2010 Series - Still Running Snow Leopard) instantly I went to chrome and googled "My macbook pro keeps freezing" because I am having the exact same issues as the original poster of this thread and what "Vintage77" said.


    As I was reading Vintage's post, my Macbook Pro froze. So I held in my power button and restarted, once it started up, I went straight into Energy Saver Preferences and did what he did. (Un-Tick "Automatic graphics switching") and my Macbook Pro has not froze since.


    Going from what Gman001 (Original Thread Starter) said, the sensor being at fault on the logic board. When the graphics try switching whilst on Auto, it seems to fail and cause your Macbook Pro to freeze.


    So I advise you all to do what "Vintage77" Said.


    It worked for me!

  • iNer0 Level 1 (0 points)

    And... Now it's freezing again.


    I won't buy an Apple Product again. Sorry

  • t500 Level 1 (0 points)

    About 2 months ago my 2010 15 inch i7 MBP started to display the same issues. My screen would lock up, and the fans would go crazy.  After a hard and legnthly restart it would be fine for a little while. 


    It does not matter if I'm running one application or ten. I found a free application that will stop the MPB from switching from the Intergrated Intel 3000 HD Graphics, to the much faster Radion.  When I run with the Intel graphis I have no issues. Its a shame I paid an extra $800 for the 1gh Radion option

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