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Topic # 99023 11-Mar-2012 12:24 Send private message

I was using my 2010 MBP 13 inch at work on Friday and it suddenly came up with the grey curtain, so I powered it off and then back on, and a few hours later when the laptop was just sitting there it did the same thing again.

So powered it off and back on and it did not happen again until I left work for the day.

Laptop was in sleep mode all saturday because i was busy but today (sunday) I was just surfing the net and it happened again.

Any thoughts on what could be causing it or how I can fix it without formatting? Would take me ages to get it setup the way I like again.




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  Reply # 593501 11-Mar-2012 12:49 Send private message

Kernel panic error or just freezing?

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  Reply # 593522 11-Mar-2012 13:49 Send private message

overheating?





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  Reply # 593575 11-Mar-2012 15:09 Send private message

You can use Console.app to check your various logs, might give some indication.

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  Reply # 593765 11-Mar-2012 21:30 Send private message

Would it be best to reinstall the OS?




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  Reply # 593766 11-Mar-2012 21:33 Send private message

I have had a Macbook do something similar - eventually the main board failed... new laptop time for me :-(



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  Reply # 593767 11-Mar-2012 21:34 Send private message

Hmm might get the install disks when I go home next and do a hardware test.




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  Reply # 594053 12-Mar-2012 12:26 Send private message

I'd be pointing the finger at either overheating, or faulty RAM.

Someone in Parallels 6 would use my system to kernel panic if the guest OS crashed, hasn't done it yet in Parallels 7.




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  Reply # 594073 12-Mar-2012 12:43 Send private message

I'd be looking at RAM too. Reseat it for a start and see if that helps.



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  Reply # 596840 18-Mar-2012 18:02 Send private message

Hmm I ran multiple disk permission repairs from inside OS X and also from a boot cd.
Issue has not come up again.




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