Hard Locks and/or Kernel Panics on late '10 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MikhailT, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. MikhailT, Nov 20, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

    MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Have anybody experienced any hard locks/freezes and or Kernel Panics lately on the new MBAs? I just had several today in the midday today, I couldn't find the cause behind it. It was out of nowhere, it reminded me of the Dynamic Switching freezes on my mid-2010 MBP.

    I really do not want to return this but so far I hadn't had another one after selecting MacintoshHD as the startup disk. It was suggested as a resolution at the Apple forums.

    Just a strange issue since it was perfectly stable for a day and a half but to crash like that due to the Startup Disk? Makes no sense to me, then again, it is the first time Apple's using the blade SSDs.

    I did update to 10.6.5 yesterday, so it's not fixed by updating to 10.6.5.

    Anybody else with the similar experiences?

    Update: 11.6"/4GB/128GB
  2. FAsnakes macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2007
    Zero issues for me so far and i've had this running non stop since release day!
    BTW - i'm running an 11.6 ultimate
  3. Adidas Addict macrumors 65816

    Adidas Addict

    Sep 9, 2008
    Still on 10.6.4 here and not had a single issue. Don't think I'll bother updating.
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    No kernel panics so far (though others have reported some), but I did have a hard lock while in Safari today. It was while loading a Flash ad but I'm not sure if it had anything to do with it. The funny thing is that I could still move the mouse and even open the Force Quit dialog box but it didn't do anything and I had to power down. When I powered back up and started up Safari again, it crashed again (a more typical soft crash with a report sent to Apple), but then automatically restarted. I'm assuming it's something software related that will get sorted out as bug fixes are released.
  5. MikhailT, Nov 20, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2010

    MikhailT thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    All of my hard locks were during Safari being open and only with the version 5.0.3. I do not have flash installed in Safari (I use Chrome for that).

    I have been running Safari since, no issues yet.

    Update: Now it started to do it again. Interesting, they both happened when I took the power adapter off the laptop and moved the laptop around. I disabled the SMS and hibernatemode. Hopefully that might be it.
  6. acron1 macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2008
    11.6", 4Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD here... no problems at all so far running 10.6.5...it's on all the time... letting it go to sleep by closing the screen.:)
  7. ProfMonnitoff macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008
    I've had two kernel panics in two weeks on my new Macbook Air 13". If it continues at this rate I'm going to get it checked out.
  8. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I just got a kernel panic, apparently caused by Safari, when I attempted to wake from sleep. As this is already my second MacBook Air, I'm guessing that this is a software or firmware issue that will be resolved once Apple gets enough reports.
  9. MikhailT thread starter macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    I was getting hard freezes which turned into KPs in 5 minutes half an hour. I made an appointment at Apple store today and the Genius looked at it in less than 2 minutes and went “yea, we’ll replace it for you”. Unfortunately, they won’t upgrade me to the 11” ultimate, so that I can get a brand new one in store. They were very apologetic about it. They took my MBA today and I’ll have to wait for a week for a new MBA to arrive before I can pick it up.

    This is the biggest disadvantage of getting a custom order, you can almost never get it replaced in same day at Apple.
  10. jeffg819 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2006
    One kernel panic thus far. My log suggested it was caused by Parallels. I'm running Win7 Ultimate in a virtual machine.

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