Blue Screen of Death

bbeloff

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 15, 2008
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Hi

I've got a 17" MacBook Pro (early 2011, and I'm running 10.6.8). I've got a problem with it, and I'm interested in whether anyone else has experience this...

On average about once a week, I get a blue screen of death. There seems to be no way out from this, except to hold down the power button for a few seconds and wait for the machine to switch off. The failure tends to happen at the end of the day, when I'm quitting applications, getting ready for a shutdown.

I've got AppleCare, but they're useless on this one.

Anyone else experience this?

Bruno.
 

hoxley

macrumors regular
Jan 19, 2011
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i get this also (early 2011 / high-end 15" 10.6.8).
it is definitely only occurring when quitting applications.

Seeing that it has only started to happen over the last few months (and didn't happen for the first 6+ months) I am assuming it is a software bug that will be fixed.

If it is still happening in 6 months time, i'll try applecare. I can't upgrade to 10.7 because of driver issues in Lion for devices i use (don't know if Lion would fix it)
 

hoxley

macrumors regular
Jan 19, 2011
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BSoD in OS X? I'm guessing you're actually referring to a kernel panic?
NOT the "you need to reset" message

the blue/grey screen that also appears as you boot up (not the one with the apple logo & loading spinning thing)
 

Krazy Bill

macrumors 68030
Dec 21, 2011
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On average about once a week, I get a blue screen of death.
Exactly what are you doing when this happens? Is there any correlation when running a specific app?

Without any more info it could be anything from a memory leak due to badly written code or even hardware related.
 

hoxley

macrumors regular
Jan 19, 2011
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I suggest running Apple Hardware Test. This can be a hardware related problem, like a faulty memory module that garbles data if it overheats. More info here:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1509
thanks for the suggestion. will try that.

i doubt it is a memory module issue though as it happened before i upgraded RAM and after the upgrade.

Exactly what are you doing when this happens? Is there any correlation when running a specific app?

Without any more info it could be anything from a memory leak due to badly written code or even hardware related.


exclusively from cmd+q ing apps - so far firefox, safari and vlc.

maybe a graphics card issue / gfx switching
 

ChemEChic

macrumors newbie
Jun 25, 2012
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Same :(

I have the same thing happen to me about once a week now. My mac seems to crash when I am using FireFox, usually when typing into the google toolbar. Any tips?