7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2013 7:37 PM by Kappy
totalmajor Level 1 Level 1

Macbook Pro 15'' Mid 2010 has randomly been restarting on me and it's getting too hard to get any work done! Does anyone have any suggestions? I thought it had something to do with the video driver because when I'd be working on some Photoshop stuff I'd get an error but now I'm thinking it's a little bigger than that.

I haven't seen any random problems minus the "Your computer has shut down" screen that pops up.


The Hardware Test isn't working no matter what I try because of the new online recovery feature not finding my WIFI network or whatever. Someone please help before I throw this thing out the window!





Interval Since Last Panic Report:  648687 sec

Panics Since Last Report:          28

Anonymous UUID:                    A97C9A4D-DAE4-CB85-C9B2-C2B9C1792B36



Tue Nov  6 13:36:00 2012

panic(cpu 2 caller 0xffffff7f9e2a2b25): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff81319fe000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4

Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address

0xffffff8106233260 : 0xffffff801da1d626

0xffffff81062332d0 : 0xffffff7f9e2a2b25

0xffffff8106233360 : 0xffffff7f9e39c4b3

0xffffff81062333c0 : 0xffffff7f9e39c527

0xffffff8106233430 : 0xffffff7f9e6b1853

0xffffff8106233570 : 0xffffff7f9e3c2659

0xffffff81062335a0 : 0xffffff7f9e2ac8da

0xffffff8106233650 : 0xffffff7f9e2a7fac

0xffffff8106233840 : 0xffffff7f9e2a9ade

0xffffff8106233920 : 0xffffff7f9f35ead5

0xffffff8106233960 : 0xffffff7f9f374507

0xffffff8106233980 : 0xffffff7f9f393353

0xffffff81062339c0 : 0xffffff7f9f3933b1

0xffffff8106233a00 : 0xffffff7f9f379c43

0xffffff8106233a50 : 0xffffff7f9f3340fc

0xffffff8106233ae0 : 0xffffff7f9f32fefa

0xffffff8106233b10 : 0xffffff7f9f32daab

0xffffff8106233b40 : 0xffffff801de650c3

0xffffff8106233bc0 : 0xffffff801de67153

0xffffff8106233c20 : 0xffffff801de64b8f

0xffffff8106233d70 : 0xffffff801da981e1

0xffffff8106233e80 : 0xffffff801da20aed

0xffffff8106233eb0 : 0xffffff801da10448

0xffffff8106233f00 : 0xffffff801da1961b

0xffffff8106233f70 : 0xffffff801daa5b16

0xffffff8106233fb0 : 0xffffff801daced53

      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:

         com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9e23b 000->0xffffff7f9e53dfff

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9e1a9000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9e227000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9e1e4000

         com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal(8.0)[9F3D09B5-3158-3D9E-BDA3-E71576AAD3B7]@0xffffff7f9 e54b000->0xffffff7f9e86dfff

            dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9e2 3b000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9e1a9000

         com.apple.GeForce(8.0)[2E56ED9A-D848-3795-9E52-56BABDC9000C]@0xffffff7f9f315000 ->0xffffff7f9f3d7fff

            dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(8.0.0)[A4C53A36-22B6-3075-82B9-9DE612A9C015]@0xffffff7f9e2 3b000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.3.5)[86DDB71C-A73A-3EBE-AC44-0BC9A38B9A44]@0xff ffff7f9e227000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.7.2)[B1B77B26-7984-302F-BA8E-544DD3D75E73]@0xffff ff7f9e1a9000

            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.3.5)[803496D0-ADAD-3ADB-B071-8A0A197DA53D]@0 xffffff7f9e1e4000



BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer



Mac OS version:




Kernel version:

Darwin Kernel Version 12.2.0: Sat Aug 25 00:48:52 PDT 2012; root:xnu-2050.18.24~1/RELEASE_X86_64

Kernel UUID: 69A5853F-375A-3EF4-9247-478FD0247333

Kernel slide:     0x000000001d800000

Kernel text base: 0xffffff801da00000

System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)



System uptime in nanoseconds: 830906623943

last loaded kext at 54415941526: com.apple.filesystems.smbfs          1.8 (addr 0xffffff7f9e019000, size 229376)

last unloaded kext at 232555996118: com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI          5.2.5 (addr 0xffffff7f9ec1c000, size 65536)

loaded kexts:

tc.tctechnologies.driver.Saffire          4.0.0 13485

at.obdev.nke.LittleSnitch          3876

com.apple.filesystems.smbfs          1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor          1.9.5d0

com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC          1.60

com.apple.driver.AGPM          100.12.69

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyHIDDriver          122

com.apple.driver.AppleHDA          2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet          1.0.0d1

com.apple.driver.AppleMikeyDriver          2.3.1f2

com.apple.GeForce          8.0.0

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager          4.0.9f33

com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X          7.0.0

com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl          3.2.11

com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin          1.0.0

com.apple.iokit.BroadcomBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCLMU          2.0.2d0

com.apple.filesystems.autofs          3.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient          3.5.10

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphics          8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB          8.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleMuxControl          3.2.11

com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl          1.0.33

com.apple.driver.AppleSMCPDRC          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleLPC          1.6.0

com.apple.driver.SMCMotionSensor          3.0.2d6

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCButtons          235.4

com.apple.driver.AppleIRController          320.15

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBCardReader          3.1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBTCKeyboard          235.4

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless          1.0.0d1

com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib          1.0.0d1

com.apple.BootCache          34

com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient          3.5.1

com.apple.driver.XsanFilter          404

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage          2.2.2

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4331          602.15.22

com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI          4.9.6

com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort          2.4.1

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI          5.4.0

com.apple.iokit.AppleBCM5701Ethernet          3.2.5b3

com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM          1.6.1

com.apple.driver.AppleSmartBatteryManager          161.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleRTC          1.5

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleHPET          1.7

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS          1.9

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC          1.6

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient          196.0.0

com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall          4.0.39

com.apple.security.quarantine          2

com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement          196.0.0

com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib          2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily          1.8.9fc10

com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib          1.6

com.apple.iokit.IOSurface          86.0.3

com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily          10.0.6

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy          1.0.0

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusPCI          1.0.10d0

com.apple.nvidia.nv50hal          8.0.0

com.apple.NVDAResman          8.0.0

com.apple.iokit.AppleBluetoothHCIControllerUSBTransport          4.0.9f33

com.apple.kext.triggers          1.0

com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl          3.2.11

com.apple.driver.AppleBacklightExpert          1.0.4

com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport          2.3.5

com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController          1.0.10d0

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP          2.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController          2.3.1f2

com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily          2.3.5

com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily          2.3.1f2

com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily          5.2.0d16

com.apple.driver.AppleSMC          3.1.4d2

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice          3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass          3.5.0

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMultitouch          235.7

com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily          4.0.9f33

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub          5.2.5

com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite          5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice          3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily          1.7

com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily          1.7.1

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCISerialATAPI          2.5.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily          3.5.1

com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family          500.15

com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily          4.5.5

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient          5.2.5

com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily          2.2.1

com.apple.iokit.IOEthernetAVBController          1.0.2b1

com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily          3.0

com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily          5.4.0

com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime          1.6.1

com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily          1.8.0

com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily          1.1

com.apple.security.sandbox          220

com.apple.kext.AppleMatch          1.0.0d1

com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet          7

com.apple.driver.DiskImages          344

com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily          1.8

com.apple.driver.AppleKeyStore          28.21

com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform          1.6

com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily          2.7.2

com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily          1.4

com.apple.kec.corecrypto          1.0

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Boot into Safe Mode and see if the problem stops. If it does then uninstall Little Snitch and Saffire. Uninstalling means removing their drivers in the Extensions folder.


    Uninstalling Software: The Basics


    Most OS X applications are completely self-contained "packages" that can be uninstalled by simply dragging the application to the Trash.  Applications may create preference files that are stored in the /Home/Library/Preferences/ folder.  Although they do nothing once you delete the associated application, they do take up some disk space.  If you want you can look for them in the above location and delete them, too.


    Some applications may install an uninstaller program that can be used to remove the application.  In some cases the uninstaller may be part of the application's installer, and is invoked by clicking on a Customize button that will appear during the install process.


    Some applications may install components in the /Home/Library/Applications Support/ folder.  You can also check there to see if the application has created a folder.  You can also delete the folder that's in the Applications Support folder.  Again, they don't do anything but take up disk space once the application is trashed.


    Some applications may install a startupitem or a Log In item.  Startupitems are usually installed in the /Library/StartupItems/ folder and less often in the /Home/Library/StartupItems/ folder.  Log In Items are set in the Accounts preferences.  Open System Preferences, click on the Accounts icon, then click on the LogIn Items tab.  Locate the item in the list for the application you want to remove and click on the "-" button to delete it from the list.


    Some software use startup daemons or agents that are a new feature of the OS.  Look for them in /Library/LaunchAgents/ and /Library/LaunchDaemons/ or in /Home/Library/LaunchAgents/.


    If an application installs any other files the best way to track them down is to do a Finder search using the application name or the developer name as the search term.  Unfortunately Spotlight will not look in certain folders by default.  You can modify Spotlight's behavior or use a third-party search utility, EasyFind, instead.


    Some applications install a receipt in the /Library/Receipts/ folder.  Usually with the same name as the program or the developer.  The item generally has a ".pkg" extension.  Be sure you also delete this item as some programs use it to determine if it's already installed.


    There are many utilities that can uninstall applications.  Here is a selection:


        1. AppZapper 2.0.1

        2. AppDelete 3.2.6

        3. Automaton 1.50

        4. Hazel

        5. AppCleaner 2.1.0

        6. CleanApp

        7. iTrash 1.8.2

        8. Amnesia

        9. Uninstaller 1.15.1

      10. Spring Cleaning 11.0.1


    For more information visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on removing software.

  • totalmajor Level 1 Level 1

    I uninstalled the programs and I'm still having my computer shut down randomly. Sometimes it'll work all day, plugged in. Other times it'll restart 2-3 times in a 30 minute period.



  • JShimazaki Level 2 Level 2

    totalmajor, have you run the Disk Utility to repair any permission errrors? If not please run Disk Utility. Then do reset the SMC http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964 and the PRAM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379.

    Hopefully, that will solve your issue.

  • sanilru Level 1 Level 1

    My Macbook Pro 15'' is shutting down randomly and restarting ... looking more like windows :-)


    Can someone in Apple really look into this and send a software update or something.


    Its really frustating.


  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Please create your own topic. Don't post your problems in another user's topic. It's impolite.

  • jacks109 Level 1 Level 1

    I was searching for weeks and finally came across and article that mentioned how these random restarts are a glitch in mid-2010 Macbooks that Apple will replace free of charge.  Being that I had already tried every logical other alternative out there with no success, I went into the the Apple store (for a second time, the first, they were clueless), showed them the article and they were like "oh yeah" must be the glitch.



    Replaced my logic board for free.  Issue has not occurred since.  Happy days!  Apple evidently didn't want to make the glitch knowledge readily available because they thought too many people would claim the fix.  I think that's pretty shady, but I'm happy my computer finally works correctly. :|

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Apple evidently didn't want to make the glitch knowledge readily available because they thought too many people would claim the fix.  I think that's pretty shady


    That's an unsubstantiated claim.