Weird freezing and warming issue on new MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by krogers34, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Hi all,

    I got the new macbook air on launch day and have had a wonderful time. Recently though it has started freezing randomly and I have no idea why. It will freeze completely for like 15 seconds and I can't do anything but wait or power down. Recently I have also noticed my macbook has been getting warming faster. I am not doing anything different and have had a flash-blocker on since day 1 so I am not sure what could be causing this. Anyone else have a similar problem with random freezing or notice it gets hotter faster? My 2008 white macbook never once froze in the 3 years I had it so this is a little worrying to me...Thanks for your help.
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    My MBA (August 2011) never freezes, and even though it's in a speck clear shell case it doesn't overheat either.

    I would take it back and get Apple to check it out....You have cover and that's what it's for.

    If you haven't tried this yet, it's worth a try before you go.

    Run disk utility, and verify the disk

    Then run check disk permissions

    Then repair disk permissions.

    If the problem persists, get it back to Apple.
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    I had a great experience with Apple Care. My Isight failed after a month of use. I brought my MBA to Apple Store. The genius bar guy who assigned to fix my MBA tried to troubleshooting it for a few times and couldn't make the Isight work again. So, he gave me a brand new MBA with Samsung SSD and Samsung Display Panel. I am a happy customer :)
  4. macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009

    had this sort of issue on a macbook pro due to a hard drive going bad. your ssd might be faulty
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2011
    Reset the SMC and perhaps the PRAM. That will probably do the trick, if that doesn't solve it, take it to the AppleStore for a check, it can be a hardware issue.
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I did what the first guy said and haven't had an issue yet. It wasn't a constant thing so I am not sure if it fixed my issue yet. If it happens again I'll try what the above guy said and if that doesn't do it I'll go to the Apple store. Thanks everyone!

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