15" unibody MBP (semi)freezes?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by reelist, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. reelist macrumors newbie

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    hey guys, this is my first mac, i'm fairly new to macs and OSX, so excuse my inexperience if this is a known issue, however..

    i've noticed that on occasion the OS seems to semi freeze up. i can still use active applications, but the dock is unresponsive and other features such as expose don't work. at first i thought it was msn for mac - being a 3rd party app - but forcing a quit on that was fruitless. as was forcing a quit on all applicaitons. i attempted a normal shutdown but the machine freezes and i have to force the shut down by holding the power button.

    its happened a few times now, i bought it late december and its happened at least 5 times since. i tend to use it regularly, between 5-8 hours a day, and rarely shut down the machine, opting to instead put it into sleep mode.

    has anyone experienced this? is there a work around/patch (MS talk, i know :$) around that'll fix it?

    thanks
     
  2. dollystereo macrumors 6502a

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    Trash MSN and go for ADIUM, www.adiumx.com
    Nice great OSX MSN client.
    Good luck.
    Force Quit is great, if the computer tends to partially freeze use Command+alt+esc and relaunch the finder.
     
  3. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you should take it in to the Genius Bar. I use my unibody MBP for hours each day and have never once had it even come close to freezing, nor have I ever had to use Force Quit. The behavior you're describing doesn't sound normal.
     
  4. reelist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cheers for the replies gents.

    i tried adium, didn't really like the feel of it. theres too much going on and i like simple! the only thing about msnformac i dont like is the lack of webcam intergration. that aside, its good enough.

    how good are the guys at genius bar? i'm in the UK and when i bought the MBP i was served by an 18 year old who didn't have a clue. i'm no mac fanboy, this is my first machine, but i did my research and knew what i was buying. i dont think he had much of a clue what he was selling. i was told in no uncertain terms that the graphics performance of the 13" MB was on par with the 15" MBP! so you can forgive me for being a little sceptical here!
     

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