mbp crashing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bmc1818, May 27, 2006.

  1. bmc1818 macrumors member

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    My mbp 15 has been crashing alot lately. I wont be doing anything other then using iphoto or itunes and it puts up a screen telling me to restart the computer. It also crashes while trying to update the software. Has anyone elese had problems with this? What should I do?
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Take it in to an Apple store. Tell them that shiz is unsatisfactory and you want it fixed.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Almost certainly a hardware issue. Have you added any RAM?
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that is a kernal panic, try taking a stick of RAM out, if that doesn't work try a clean instal of osx.
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Please do not reinstall OSX. This has virtually no chance of fixing any problem that you are likely to have.
     
  6. bmc1818 thread starter macrumors member

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    When i look at the report when it reboots, it says it is a kernal panic. WHat does that mean? I have not installed any extra ram just the 512 it came from apple with.
     
  7. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

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    It can be said that a kernel panic is the Mac equivalent to the Windows blue screen of death. Maybe someone is willing to present a more technical definition.:eek:

    About the computer, something is very much wrong w/ it. My roommate had the same issue w/ his, same specs. It would wake up when shut and overheat tremendously. I think a replacement is likely for you.
     
  8. GannonMt21 macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    I just had that happen to my new MBP. I had to send it back the day after I got it. Yesterday. :( Well third MBP should be a charm. Fingers crossed. It is a Kernal Panic. If you turn your airport off it will work fine. I'm pretty sure I got a faullty airport card. I can't be on the internet wirelessly for more than a few minutes surfing the web without the cascading dark screen of horror. :eek: :eek: So I'm getting a new one.
     
  9. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Reinstalling OS X fixed my kernel panic problem.. my MB was experiencing kernel panics almost everyday, so I formatted the drive and reinstalled OS X.. no crashes ever since.

    I absolutey recommend reinstalling, and then check if you're having problems (dont install third party software yet.. run it with the basic stuff for 2-3 days)
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Not knowing what was actually wrong, or what you tried to fix it, I can't say whether reinstalling OSX wasn't an overkill approach, though in virtually every case, it is overkill. For instance you might very well have had a problem with your disk directory which could have been repaired quite easily. There are many things to try before rolling out the heavy artillery. I strongly advise against reinstallation before other less disruptive measures are tried.
     

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