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    Mac Book Pro - freezing

    Guys
    I have an annoying problem that I would like a little help with.
    I have a Mac Book Pro running all the latest OSX. However, since last night (10 - Aug) it has been freezing for no valid reason. The first thing i notice is that the menu bar stops responding followed by not being able to launch any new apps, after which the menu bar disappears. Once its has got to this point it will then not shut down cleanly.

    TIA

    Ian

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    a mac crashing or freezing nah I cannot believe it lol

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    Take a look here, I'm guessing it's new?

    I didnt think Apple had Problems LOL

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    Have you just applied the 10.5.8 update by any chance? I have a new MBP and although it isn't freezing like yours, it's behaving rather strangely after the update. Especially airport but this is a known issue.

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    Wheres the resident mac fanatic when you need him?

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    Mattx might be on holiday you know!

    /me runs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Mattx might be on holiday you know!

    /me runs!
    lol

    best bet is to call a local apple store and arrange to take it with you to see someone at the genius bar and see if someone can sort it out for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    lol

    best bet is to call a local apple store and arrange to take it with you to see someone at the genius bar and see if someone can sort it out for you
    Its pretty pointless if its a known issue they haven't fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Its pretty pointless if its a known issue they haven't fixed.
    No but if you take it in store and they can't resolve it there they can maybe make some phone calls and figure out a fix using some terminal commands or tweaking something ?

    Wondering if its just a heat issue with it only being the 7200RPM hdd ?
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 12th August 2009 at 08:40 AM.

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    My goodness, so they do go wrong . . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    My goodness, so they do go wrong . . . . . .
    That's what apple care is for and anything can go wrong with any computers at the end of the day hardware will only last for so long hence MTBF ( mean time between failure ) and also how much you use it and how much you put it through its paces ie if you only open a word document up and type for an hour versus doing video encoding etc
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    Yay see I told you all they go wrong No-one believes me that they are not bomb proof, mine has decided to eat its hard drive so now I need a new one, its running but says nope cannot re-shuffle the partitions for bootcamp etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Yay see I told you all they go wrong No-one believes me that they are not bomb proof, mine has decided to eat its hard drive so now I need a new one, its running but says nope cannot re-shuffle the partitions for bootcamp etc
    If you can get the hard drive out, zero fill it in a PC and put it back... you might find that fixes it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    If you can get the hard drive out, zero fill it in a PC and put it back... you might find that fixes it
    Aye it will come out I had it out last night to look at it, found it was a SATA one and found my tray of spares was bare of SATA Laptop HDDs Ordered a new one today for it as I CBA setting Windows 7 up on it to then find in a months time it dies or something. But cheers for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Aye it will come out I had it out last night to look at it, found it was a SATA one and found my tray of spares was bare of SATA Laptop HDDs Ordered a new one today for it as I CBA setting Windows 7 up on it to then find in a months time it dies or something. But cheers for the tip
    or you could use your OS X disc and boot using that by pressing and holding the C key and then opening up disk utility from the utility menu and wipe it that way

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