2010 MBP crashes

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  1. hvgotcodes macrumors member

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    I have a 2010 MBP. I installed a crucial c300 earlier this year. I am running snow leopard.

    Yesterday, I ran into a situation where all my programs stopped responding, one by one. I could still use the GUI, but nothing worked, and eventually I had to power cycle.

    Same thing happened today.

    How can I begin diagnosing if am experiencing a hardware failure?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Verify The Disk(s)

    Using disk utility first. If you get no errors there, verify your permissions and repair if required. Sounds like bad RAM or a dying HDD to me
     
  3. hvgotcodes thread starter macrumors member

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    disk utility shows permissions issues, but then again it always shows permissions issues. I don't see any button to check for the health of the hardware.

    would there be any kernel log messages to look for?

    I made a genius bar appointment so they can run their diagnostics...are there any i could download/run in the meantime?
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Not Really

    If you've made a genius appointment I'd leave it as is for now....I'm thinking HDD, which will be replaced....Are you still under Warranty?
     
  5. hvgotcodes thread starter macrumors member

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    No my HDD is a crucial c300 which I installed myself. It should be under warranty. Is there a diagnostic I could run?
     

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