Has anyone with a rMBP has this issue since Mavericks update? (Random Rainbow Circle)

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  1. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

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    Ever since I updated to Mavericks yesterday I've randomly had the "pinwheel of death" pop up in place of my cursor for a split second. Just real quick and then go away.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. BradCaldwell macrumors member

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    The same thing has been happening to me all day too.

    I have a 13" cMBP though, so it's definitely a software thing I'm thinking.
     
  3. prism macrumors 6502a

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    I seemed to have a similar issue on my 2011 MBP so I did a clean install and now everything looks good!
     
  4. EvOlso macrumors newbie

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    Same here. If I highlight a part of text, it happens half the time. Maybe they'll fix it in the next update.
     
  5. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad I'm not the only one. Did you two guys do updates or fresh install? I really don't feel like doing a fresh install :(
     
  6. yabot macrumors regular

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    ive had a few problems as well, including the one your on about. Hopefully the first patch will clear things like this up.

    Also my external HD has no icons, and even though when i click get info on a folder and it says say 7GB... i cant see anything.. annoying really.
     
  7. MDrollette macrumors newbie

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    brand new rMBP with Mavericks and I've been noticing this as well. Not doing anything CPU intensive, usually just command-tabbing between windows and I'll be stuck with a pinwheel cursor for a split-second.
     
  8. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I did a fresh install on my rMBP and I'm still experiencing it. I hope for a quick patch - this is annoying!
     
  9. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    Everyone should post whether its a 13 or 15inch.

    Same thing happening with my 15 inch, brand new has well. Typing this from Apple store getting an exchaNGE...
     
  10. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK this is an issue with all machine running Mavericks (both my 2011 MBA13 and 2013 rMBA13) exhibit for a split second.

    It's part of Mavericks. Maybe garbage collection, memory compression or whatever.
     
  11. MikesGravity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That won't help. If you have a good screen and everything is good - KEEP IT.
     
  12. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    I already exchanged it, but... mine was having severe hangs/unresponsiveness. It would not boot from a usb bootable drive, disk util said (when running a repair volume from recovery partition) that there was an issue with the efi partition or partition map and it wouldn't repair it. That's why I tried to boot from another drive, which didn't work.

    I also did a complete erase and reinstall of the OS and that didn't seem to help. I'll try the new machine later today...
     
  13. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Same thing is happening with my new 13" rMBP. Hope there's a fix soon, but glad I'm not the only one. I'm also suffering from trackpadgate :mad:
     
  14. iWeekend macrumors regular

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    How badly? I've only had it twice so far.
     
  15. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    Three time a few days ago, but it hasn't happened in a while. Apple has reported that they'll be coming out with a fix soon.
     

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