Crazy crash - Mac Book Pro 2011 (photo)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacBookProDK, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. MacBookProDK macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    I got a serious problem.
    My MacBook Pro from 2011 has crashed now 4 times with the same "crash style".
    Here is a picture.

    Is it a "virus" or a "problem" with the mac/graphics card?[​IMG]

    This happened when I was editing some photos.

    What do you guys think?:confused::eek:

    All best fromLloyd:):apple:
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    It seems like a Logic board or GFX related crash. Take it to Apple to have to checked out.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's likely a graphics issue or an issue with a particular app. Look at to see what log entries show.

    No, it's not a virus, as no Mac OS X viruses exist in the wild. It's not any other form of malware, either.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
    1. Make sure your built-in Mac firewall is enabled in System Preferences > Security > Firewall

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    6. Never let someone else have access to install anything on your Mac.

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    That's all you need to do to keep your Mac completely free of any Mac OS X malware that has ever been released into the wild. While you may elect to use it, 3rd party antivirus software is not required to keep your Mac malware-free.
  4. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    I second jav6454's recommendation. That looks like a graphics card overheating/problem. Don't mess around -- take it to the Apple store.
  5. Bazzy macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009

    I had a June 2010 17" UMBP that suffered the same problem - Apple ended up replacing the logic board as they confirmed it was faulty graphics chip - hope that helps!

  6. MacBookProDK thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    Thank you guys!

    Hi Guys,

    I got some other problems.

    I've changed the RAM once from 2x2 gb to 2x4 gb. May this be the problem?

    The crash is not happening like when I open a specific application it's happening randomly. I got Lion.

    Should I download mountain lion (when it arrive) and see if something good would come out of it.

    I don't got an apple store in Denmark. - What to do?

    What does it cost to change the logic board/or graphic card.

    Thanks guys!
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    What kind of problems?
    That shouldn't cause the graphics problem you're having.
    Roughly $750 in the US.

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