2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2012 2:25 PM by Linc Davis
rahneo Level 1 Level 1

Troubleshooting help needed:  My iMac keeps crashing and restarting with a notice: "Spinlock application timed out"  What can I do?

iMac intel-based, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10

    What Apps are running when this hapens?



  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.


    Select the most recent panic log under System Diagnostic Reports. Post the contents — the text, please, not a screenshot. In the interest of privacy, I suggest you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header and body of the report, if it’s present (it may not be.) Please don't post shutdownStall, spin, or hang reports.