activity monitor crashing...hard restarts

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bradk, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. bradk macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2007
    my new macbook seems to have developed a glitch. I'm hoping the brainpower on the forums can help out a new "switcher".

    I'm getting some random lockups and freezes, fans running overtime etc. on my macbook. When I pull up the activity monitor, it freezes and I just get the spinning beachball, almost everytime.

    The other day I had an apple screen popup saying someting to the effect of "hold power button down for x-number of seconds to restart your computer".

    Should I start with anything specific or just make a call to apple.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You're getting kernel panics. What sort of third party hardware and software are you running? Do you have third party RAM? Maybe open up Console in the Utilities folder and tell us what the crash logs say. :)
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006

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