|Jan 27, 2008, 05:55 PM||#1|
When Mac freezes...
Every once in a while my MBP (running Leopard) just freezes. I'm relatively new to mac and was wondering what I can do short of cold-booting it. I know Cmd+Alt+Esc. But for instance when the screen displays just my background, no dock, no menu bar and Cmd+Alt+Esc doesn't seem to do anything are there any other keyboard combinations I should try before holding down the power button? Or are there other things I should do?
I rarely have a problem that so thoroughly crashes my system, but when I do I'm stuck realizing that while I knew a number of things to try in Windows (and often, often had to try them) I really don't know what to do when Mac doesn't just work.
|Jan 28, 2008, 12:49 AM||#6|
ie: nothing appears to "just work" because the image on your display is a frozen composite image from the video chipset.
Could be overheating, driver problem, bad memory, etc...
This is not inherent OSX Leopard behavior; it is specific to your machine.
(I have never seen this happen to any of my Macs over the past 11 years)
I think I would have the machine tested while it's still under warranty.
2.4ghz 24" iMac (Aluminum); 4GB RAM; 320GB HDD; 250GB external G-Drive; 10.6.3; Adobe CS3.
|Jan 28, 2008, 07:56 AM||#7|
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