PB freezes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tomaz, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Tomaz macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone
    My PB froze twice in the last 24h. The first time the screen just went black and it didn't respond to anything. I had to restart using the ctrl-apple restart-button. When it booted up again, the system time was set to 1969 or something like that and it wouldn't connect to the interneet anymore. I had to restart it again to get it to work again. Then everything worked just fine until now. A few minutes ago, it just froze again, this time the screen did not go black. But I had to ctrl-apple restart again. No problems with the system time though.
    Both times I was not doing anything extreme, I think the only open programs were Safari and iTunes.
    Any ideas??

    Thanks, Tom

    edit: I did not add any RAM recently. I had my harddrive replaced by an autorized dealer 2 weeks ago. But there were no problems until today.
     
  2. macdad2 macrumors member

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    Have you installed any new software in the last 2 weeks?
     
  3. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    a few free- and shareware programs (ivolume, podner..), but nothing that runs constantly in the background. And I was not running any of these when the PB crashed... :confused:
     
  4. macdad2 macrumors member

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    I've found that sometimes free/shareware programs can cause "issues" - especially if you've recently updated your OS as the developers are often a bit behind the compatibilty curve. Maybe repair permissions and also verify that any third party software you installed is fully compatible with whatever version of OSX you have running. Just a guess but it's a start :)
     
  5. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your help, I'll check that out over the weekend..
     
  6. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    Try seeing what launches in setup and have you had any powercuts recently?
     
  7. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all your answers.
    I'm actually mostly worried about the system time going 1969 otr whatever after the crash. Doesn't that sound like a some sort of hardware failure ??
     
  8. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a dead mobo battery
     
  9. Tomaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How could I test that? I should loose sytem time everytime I turn off the PB, right ?
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Losing time on your clock, or it defaulting back to December 31,1969 is usually a good sign. Luckily its cheap to replace, but getting at it could be difficult.

    Edit: Since your machine was recently serviced, it may have become unseated too.
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    It sounds like something, somewhere, is b0rked. Probably the logic board, or it could be the PRAM battery, which keeps the date and other things current (ACK! electrical pun :() when there's no power being supplied.
     

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