Crash in Front Row on my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ToastMaster, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    So I just got my MBP last week, and have had no problems at all with it except for with Front Row. I played a DVD in Front Row, and once the movie was over, I pressed the menu button on my Apple Remote to get it back to desktop.

    The program went and froze on me. Nothing worked, but as a longtime Windows user, I was used to crashes (haha) and I rebooted my system. Nothing else has any problems at all on my MBP, just Front Row. Everything else runs just swimmingly.

    I've heard from a bunch of people that you should return a laptop if you have any immediate problems with it after recent purchase, and my MBP is still under warranty.

    The thing is, I really don't want to go through the process of returning my laptop (and maybe getting one with the oft-heard issues of "heat, noise, fan problems, peeling paint, etc.") now that I've got it working great with my music, homework, and bootcamp.
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Front Row is still crashing, or was it a one time thing? If it was a one-time thing, I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2006
    i don't think it's a hardware issue... maybe just Front Row.. does it happen all the time or just that one time?
  4. shakerbaby macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2006
  5. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    You can just press Apple Key + Alt + Escape.... that'll force quit you out of Front Row.

    Front Row is probably the most unstable app in OS X. Sometimes it will hang, eat up all your idle process cycles and ram. Force quit it when it misbehaves.

    I had to do it about ten minutes ago. I'm not sure why sometimes it misbehaves, but I've only had to force quit it maybe a handful of times since I've owned this laptop.

    Apple isn't going to accept a return for your laptop because a program locked up. It's not that big a deal.

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