2017 MBP TB - Spinning beachball hangs

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  1. ascender, May 18, 2018
    Last edited: May 18, 2018

    ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    Over the last couple of weeks my MBP has started hanging frequently with a spinning beachball. It doesn't seem to matter what I'm doing at the time, but will often happen 3/4 times in a row in quick succession and then the laptop may work fine for the rest of the day.

    A few times recently I'm not even getting the beachball, the machine just seems to suddenly freeze.

    What's strange is that when it does hang, the CAPS LOCK key light still responds even though nothing else does - if it was a proper crash I wouldn't have expected anything to respond?

    I've done the usual resets, but is there anything else worth checking before taking in to to Apple?

  2. ascender thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    I think it might be related to bluetooth and/or wifi. Have managed to complete a Carbon Copy Cloner backup now by turning both off.
  3. netdudeuk macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2012
    Maybe Apple need to include a smaller beachball that pops up when the usual beachball is too busy ;)

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