AARGH! Macbook total system freeze

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Grakkle, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

    Grakkle

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    Today my my Macbook had a total system freeze. It froze once at the wallpaper only stage when I tried to shut it down, and force quitting did not succeed.

    I finally did get it to restart after putting it to sleep, waiting several minutes, and then force quitting again.

    Then, when I tried to shut down once more it froze at the blank blue screen stage and stayed that way...and stayed...force quitting didn't work.

    So I tried inserting the OSX install disc 1 and booting from that. It ate the disc, wouldn't boot, and wouldn't eject the disc either.

    Got disgusted, closed the lid to put it to sleep so I could go off and moan. THE MACBOOK WOULD NOT EVEN SLEEP! Waited for it to do something, but nothing doing. So I finally unplugged it, popped out the battery, waited a few minutes, put the battery back in, and rebooted, which worked.

    Now I'm in the midst of an OSX re-install in the hopes that it will fix whatever was screwed up. I am not at all pleased.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Very uncool. Do you have third party RAM? What exactly where you doing when this all started? What recent changes have you made to the machine? :)
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I've had my MacBook completely freeze twice now (although not recently).

    I never did anything to provoke it. Hopefully both instances were just a fluke and it won't happen again.
     
  4. Grakkle thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Grakkle

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    I don't have third party RAM. It has 1gig of apple RAM. No other changes or major software installs.

    I was shutting down the machine after a session - safari, mail, and itunes may have been open, but they weren't being used. Then the second time, after I finally got it to boot, I tried to shut down properly. Second time no apps were open when I tried shutting down.

    The OSX reinstall seems to have worked so far. The Macbook actually seems faster and more responsive than with the original pre-installed os. Oddly enough, it seems to run cooler too. Anyone have any idea why that might be?

    It seems unlikely, but I wonder if the pre-installed os was a bit corrupted.
     

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