View Full Version : Installing SSD gave my MBP seizures?

Feb 12, 2011, 11:29 AM
Hello, ye helpful MacRumors netizens!

Recently, I replaced the old OEM HDD in my Macbook Pro (A1229) with an SSD (OCZ Agility 64GB). I then swapped out the superdrive for the regular (now wiped) HDD.

Everything seems to be in working order - and wicked fast! - but now OS X will occasionally seize up for about 5 seconds every so often, though seemingly only when I'm typing, because when un-sticks, the key I was pressing when it froze is repeated 4-8 times. Keys pressed during the mini-seizure do not get input. So, for example, if it froze while I was hitting the x in "for example," it would look like:

for exxxxxx

So, does anyone have an idea what might be causing this? Do you think it's the SSD causing the problem, or is it possibly something I did when taking the MBP apart and putting it back together? Any advice how to troubleshoot something like this?

Feb 14, 2011, 04:48 PM
How did you format the SSD? Is it formatted for OS Extended?

Feb 15, 2011, 03:35 PM
Is there anything incriminating in your system log? Run the Console application and look for suspicious activity right around the time that it locked up.