2.16 Macbook crashes everyday!

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  1. pattman247 macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone, I just want to say that ever since I got leopard for my mac and updated to 10.5.1, my macbook crashes at least once a day! it is horrible, and it usually happens when I am running safari. It starts off with the pages not loading, then around ten seconds later I get the kernal warning saying I should restart the computer. I thought macs were reliable! my windows pc crashed only like two times in it's whole lifespan.
    Btw here is the kernal report
    Fri Nov 23 19:27:28 2007
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x0039CD77): "m_free: freeing an already freed mbuf"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.0.2/bsd/kern/uipc_mbuf.c:2742
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2134b978 : 0x12b0e1 (0x455670 0x2134b9ac 0x133238 0x0)
    0x2134b9c8 : 0x39cd77 (0x48e03c 0x1 0x20d5701c 0x40)
    0x2134ba08 : 0x39d073 (0x1ce6c000 0x8 0x2134ba58 0x1)
    0x2134ba28 : 0x9e5b87 (0x1ce6c000 0x0 0x20 0x2)
    0x2134bb98 : 0x9e5ec5 (0x128bf2c8 0x128c1150 0xa9d7b 0x0)
    0x2134bce8 : 0x9f120b (0x129c5004 0x0 0x46 0xb9fb40)
    0x2134be68 : 0x9c184a (0x128bf4c0 0x5360c0 0x2134beb8 0x1361b0)
    0x2134beb8 : 0x9c2f3f (0xa49c80 0xa49c84 0x0 0x135e09)
    0x2134bf48 : 0x9c14b7 (0x30de804 0x0 0x2134bf78 0x19ccc1)
    0x2134bf78 : 0x13e987 (0x30dec94 0x30de804 0x0 0x0)
    0x2134bfc8 : 0x19e2ec (0x0 0x0 0x1a10b5 0x373bc80)
    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AirPort.Atheros(300.22)@0x9c0000->0xa4afff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family(200.7)@0x9a2000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.4)@0x63c000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily(1.6.0)@0x64c000

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task

    Mac OS version:
    9B18

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.1.0: Wed Oct 31 17:46:22 PDT 2007; root:xnu-1228.0.2~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBook2,1 (Mac-F4208CAA)

    Hope anyone can help. :)
     
  2. pattman247 thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    well i have a macbook same as yours and i have no crashes at all :D except i cant get independence to run at all for some reason but besides that nothing else check your ram and your HDD. Repair permissions and looking at your kernal panic log it has to do with your airport card. I have had crashes through that too i have one router at my step dads house and that router for some reason gave me kernal panics but the other one at my dads house never does. It could be a buffer overflow or something but for some reason the kernal panics stopped dont know why?
     
  4. AppleNinja macrumors member

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    take it to the apple store right now have them check the logs they'll see the crashes and send it off or replace it right then and there... maybe it will even become a 2.2ghz mac :eek: u never know what will happen if your nice to apple:D:apple:
     
  5. pattman247 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you sure its my router? can you confirm it? because if that is the case then I might as well just go off and buy a new one.

    I would honestly hate to go to the apple-store and make them look at it, I have had too many problems with them lately. This is my third macbook, the first two were replaced all in the same week, plus when the guy came to inspect my laptop, he had it for five minutes and when it came back the top was scratched everywhere, and there was this one DEEP scratch that went across vertically, like someone keyed it, I went back and demanded a new one, which they kindly did.

    Now this is my third macbook, which I honestly love, all the issues I resolved myself with the help of forums such as this one. (solved the whine with ShhMac or something, solved the squishly clicker by putting a piece of paper in between the battery, and brasso/ magic eraser it from time to time)

    Everything about it is perfect on the outside, but it still crashes everyday, which makes me think about how reliable macs are :(

    Do you think I can go there, tell them about my past experiences with their services, and just get a new 2.2ghz, not that I really care, but I wouldn't mind :p

    Plus I would love to have 4gb in my mac, since it would be dual-channel, which i strangely feel funny about having 3? odd numbers with computers never work :D
     
  6. typerlover macrumors regular

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    I have been getting the same exact crashes with the same error log, pointing to the wireless.

    I have a 2.16 c2d MBP. I am running smcFanControl, and I have noticed that in the last few days I turned the fans down a lot and apparently the laptop was getting too hot and and it would crash just like that.

    It would be working just fine, then all of a sudden while I am surfing my internet would stop working. Then as soon as I clicked on the wireless status bar in the top right the gray line and screen from top to bottom would come down and the computer lock up.

    I turned my fans back up a little bit and it hasn't since. It might be worth a try. smcFanControl.
     
  7. benlee macrumors 65816

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    Take it to the apple store to get it fixed. Simple as that. Don't download a program to try to get it to stop. You paid money for a reliable working laptop....Go get one.
     
  8. pattman247 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think that might be the case, since whenever the internet stops, my automatic response is to manually press my hotspot again, which is when it usually crashes. But why is it doing that I don't know, since I haven't adjusted my fans ever. Btw is it even possible for a bad router to crash a computer :confused:
    I don't find turning up my fans as a liable solution, since that defeats the purpose of having a quiet laptop, and there is no reason to do that since my comp isn't overheating in the slightest. I went to the applestore and felt the top right of a macbook pro and WOW :eek: was it HOT, I couldn't keep my finger on it for more than five seconds.
    If I go to the applestore, what do you think they might do, I don't think I have to send it to get it repaired, as it only happens when I'm browsing.
    Did anyone have any bad experiences when they sent their macbooks or any other apple product in for repairs?
     
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  10. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    Lots of people are having this problem. Mine was doing it and then stopped. Hope they come up with an update soon to fix this.
     
  11. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Take it to the store.
     
  12. pattman247 thread starter macrumors regular

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    k I just came back from the store, and the genius at the bar told me that it is NOT the router, since that it is highly unlikely that a router can crash a computer. And that since I updated the software for the airport card, it's not that. I concluded that it's either my network settings that is causing the problem, or that I have a faulty airport card, which would require a 3 day repair.
    How did everyone else resolve this issue?
     

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