Has your 2012 Macbook Air been crashing/freezing/Kernal Panic-ing a lot lately?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RocketRed, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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  2. macrumors 65816

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    Happened to me without google chrome running. Still not sure why...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just noticed there's another topic on this issue... Mods please teleport my topic into the other one >.>
     
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  5. Wasabihound, Jul 14, 2012
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    Yeah my Macbook Air 2012 freezes despite uninstalling and not using Chrome anymore.

    I am getting freeze with Firefox 13.0.1 (even after turning off the graphic acceleration - which was a suggested solution) - usually happens while watching YouTube.

    I took my Mac to the Genius bar and managed to replicate a freeze on Firefox. (was a software update that triggered that freeze).

    Suggested action:

    1) Verify and Repair disk - done
    2) Create a new user and use that one instead (could be corruption with my user set up) - next step
    3) re-install the OS (OR take the MacBook Air to Apple for a full scale diagnostic - note the MacBook Air got the standard diagnostic at the Genius bar and got ticks for everything except battery and power - because it was not plugged into a main at the time)

    The guy at the Genius Bar was very helpful and also asked why I preferred Firefox to Safari - my answer - because of the extensions and options. (Yeah this is probably also why Safari might be more stable than Firefox :))

    I used to a old Macbook that used Lion OS X and did not freeze - maybe the issue is related to Integrated Graphics? (However in fairness there are more differences between my Macbook and my Macbook Air than the graphics card.)

    So while a culprit may have been identified. It looks like there are others.

    UPDATE: Kernel Panics still happening. Going to the Genius Bar. :(
     

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