2010 Macbook Pro Freezes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSax1234, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. iSax1234 macrumors regular

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    Ok, so heres my situation. Recently my Macbook Pro has been freezing a lot. Sometimes it will freeze at Start Up as soon as I get to the login window. The mouse won't move and the keyboard doesn't work. Sometimes I experience this half way through login window (as I'm typing my password). Then if I type my password and log in by the time everything has pulled up, it freezes again no mouse or keyboard response. When I get logged in my iStats show full CPU usage on both cores. Ok so if I ever get logged in, sometimes it takes 10 shutdowns and start ups till I can get it logged in, it'll randomly freeze.

    So basically it freezes a lot. I'm thinking that this is a software issue, and maybe a clean install will fix all of this. Strangely enough, Photoshop CS4 has began to crash among dragging layers as soon as this has started.

    So should I back up, and clean install everything. Or just take it to Apple, (my screen has keyboard yellow green impressions anyway).

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816

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  4. iSax1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like your MacBook Pro's acting up all the time :( .

    Why not try starting from the gray Mac OS X disc that came with your MacBook Pro? There's really not much that you can do on there, but if it's freezing while booted from the Mac OS X disc, you'll know there's a physical problem with your machine.

    How did you transfer your data to your MacBook Pro?
     
  6. iSax1234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm going to do a clean install. I just need to buy an external. My data originally came from 2008 White Macbook Via Firewire 400 to 800.
     
  7. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    A clean install is rarely necessary, and software problems usually don't cause "hard freezing" whereby the mouse won't move. Before you go through the trouble of a clean install, try booting from your Mac OS X install disc and see if the problem persists there.
     

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