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C2D weird locking up/freezing/hanging?

26297 Views 192 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2008 5:12 PM by Lokesh Nara RSS
  • Jason Carlton Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2008 11:19 PM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    Same **** problem... mine will freeze for 20 seconds then VOMIT all of the commands I do during the lockup, then it will often lock up again... sometimes it will work for a bit then lock up again.

    2.4ghz C2D purchased a month ago - neato
    2.4ghz c2d, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Morn Calculating status...
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    Jan 16, 2008 4:45 AM (in response to Morn)
    Well after a while, this seems to be fixed on 10.5.1, hasn't crashed yet.
    Macbook Pro 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • DPSG-Scout Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    Jan 27, 2008 8:47 AM (in response to Jason Carlton)
    Just for the record:

    Same thing again: The MacBook has been stable for a few weeks, now after 12 days uptime, the screen has frozen again. Interestingly, this time the mouse would not move anymore and the capslock / number key lights would not turn on when pressing those keys. Same error message in windowserver.log.

    Using 10.5.1.
    12" PB, 1.5 Ghz, 1.25 GB RAM; 15" TiPB 867Mhz, 768 MB RAM; iPod, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Morn Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 3:35 PM (in response to DPSG-Scout)
    Well it's ok for me, hasn't crashed yet on 10.5.1
    Macbook Pro 2.4ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Matt Milano Calculating status...
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    Feb 15, 2008 8:57 PM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    Was working fine for me in 10.5.1, but the crashing started backup in 10.5.2. Man, this is getting old
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.4GHz SR | 2GB RAM | 250GB HD, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Michael Neale Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2008 9:50 PM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    I too have been experiencing the bezel crash. I too have a cinema HD attached but only while at work. I have only experienced the crash a couple of times but it is VERY annoying. The crashes I have had have been while the cinema monitor was not attached. Nothing in the logs of note.

    Someone at Apple needs to start to earn their pay and get on top of this bug. It will hurt Apple's core business if the bug is not fixed. After all, not crashing is supposed to be a major advantage of OS X, right? And this has been going on for YEARS!!!

    It is interesting to note that it has also occurred in Leopard, though I am still running Tiger.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • lucikasp Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2008 12:19 PM (in response to Michael Neale)
    Hi, same problem here, with a macbook core2duo, late 2006. I bought my macbook on November 2006, the problem started only some months ago and I think that happened only with the external monitor plugged in, but just happened some minutes ago whiteout the monitor. I hope that apple fix the problem as soon as possible, it is very annoying to loose the data every time!!!
    Macbook C2DUO, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • DPSG-Scout Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
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    May 23, 2008 2:44 PM (in response to lucikasp)
    Well, guess what happened a few minutes ago…

    It freezes every month or so for as long as there is an external display attached and I have no idea what's causing those windowserver crashes. We should probably focus on filing bug reports.
    MacBook 2.16 GHz, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • tony rollett Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2008 4:34 AM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    Just to add my 10 cents worth. My Macbook (not a Pro) also freezes during a program switch (Apple + tab) about once a week and only a hard reboot works. Happens with and without an external display. Seems like a stupid problem to have so I hope that Apple takes this seriously!

    ADR
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • anthony0420 Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2008 9:14 PM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    This happened to me twice since getting my MBP last tuesday, 29th July.

    I'm running Leopard 10.5.4 on a 2.4GHz MBP.
    It occurs when I use Spaces and Expose. It will freeze for about 3 minutes then all of my running applications are suddenly not responding. Just weird. It never happened to my MacBook.

    Any updates on this?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Łukasz Adamczak Calculating status...
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    Aug 7, 2008 11:20 AM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    I'm another one with this same freezing problem.
    I'm on a MacBook C2D 2.0GHz, with Tiger 10.4.11.
    I've had this problem for a long, long time and have been putting up with it.

    The system freezes mostly on CMD-Tab. The mouse cursor keeps working, but not much you can do anymore. I work 90% on an external monitor and use 2GB of 3rd party RAM.

    system.log shows:
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    Aug 7 19:41:48 japko /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DashboardClient.app/Co ntents/MacOS/DashboardClient: removeDisplayMapping: _CGSUnmapFramebuffer returns -536870206
    Aug 7 19:41:48 japko /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/DashboardClient.app/Co ntents/MacOS/DashboardClient: removeDisplayMapping: _CGSUnmapFramebuffer returns -536870206
    Aug 7 19:41:48 japko /Applications/Adium.app/Contents/MacOS/Adium: removeDisplayMapping: _CGSUnmapFramebuffer returns -536870206
    Aug 7 19:41:48 japko /Applications/OmniOutliner.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniOutliner: removeDisplayMapping: _CGSUnmapFramebuffer returns -536870206
    ...
    ...
    (continuing with the same removeDisplayMapping... error for practically every app running on the system).
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    Please Apple do something about already!
    Macbook C2D 2.0GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Martin Bergstrom Level 2 Level 2 (475 points)
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    Oct 29, 2008 4:18 AM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    I was thinking... since not every machine suffers from this problem it's probably a hardware problem, right? We have one MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz here at work that has this problem, but the others don't. All run Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger (most 10.4.11).
    Has it got to do with the Nvidia graphics card? Is it only the card in this particular MacBook Pro (and obviously a few others around the world) that has this problem? Could be, right?
    MacBook Pro 2,5 GHz (work) — G4 Quicksilver 867 MHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Lokesh Nara Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2008 5:12 PM (in response to George Haritonidis)
    Okie I have been struggling with this problem for over a month, and got ever more frustrating because of it's increasing frequency. I did the following, reloaded the OS, reset the VRAM, and all other techniques mentioned in this thread. None worked for me. What really worked is the installation of smcFanControl and I saved settings to run the MBP at 50C temperature. Vola....it's been over 6 hours of continuous operation and no hanging up!!!

    Given my MBP is just turning 2, and based on my readings and diagnosis the problem is with the Thermal Grease. Does anyone know whether mac is fixing this problem? Also do they admit that there is a problem with the thermal grease? Now I need to figure out how I can get thermal grease reapplied on my motherboard!!!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
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