Kernel panics on a 2010 Macbook Pro

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  1. irishgrizzly, Jun 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012

    irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Yesterday when using my 15" Macbook Pro under a heavy load (watching a HD movie + several background tasks) the display froze on a still image, couldn't forse quit, so had to hold down power button to restart.

    Now when I use it, it does the same a random intervals.

    So far I've tried;
    • Formatting the HD and reinstalling the OS.
    • Booting from the CD and doing a HD repair/check. It comes up OK.
    • I've tried to do a hardware test (holding "D" on the install disk), but it always freezes before it can fully boot.
    • Booted with just the 2GB stick of RAM installed, then wit just the 4GB stick to see if I had bad RAM.

    I'm thinking that it's either a problem with the logic board or the RAM. Thinking it's not the RAM or I wouldn't be able to run it for any time.

    Any ideas what I should do next? I'm tempted to try another HD in it just so I can rule it out.
  2. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Here's the start of the crash report. I'm thinking it's the graphics card or the logic board...

    Interval Since Last Panic Report:  3 sec
    Panics Since Last Report:          1
    Anonymous UUID:                    B1E770EB-F045-4BD4-AB1B-FD38CFE55BDE
    Tue Jun  5 18:57:16 2012
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x5b541dc6): NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0x7e692000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P0/4
    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x5a7ebbd8 : 0x21b449 (0x5cf3c8 0x5a7ebc0c 0x2238a5 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebc28 : 0x5b541dc6 (0x5b74931c 0x5b7b6d60 0x5b756b60 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebcc8 : 0x5b65194b (0x7a82804 0x6dd7004 0x100 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebd18 : 0x5b649623 (0x6dd7004 0x100 0x5a7ebd48 0x5b532c76) 
    0x5a7ebd48 : 0x5bd6bb4e (0x6dd7004 0x100 0x438004ee 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebe88 : 0x5b66f272 (0x6dd7004 0x81ef804 0x0 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebec8 : 0x5b54ae70 (0x6dd7004 0x81ef804 0x0 0x0) 
    0x5a7ebf08 : 0x548873 (0x0 0x8207700 0x1 0x29d54e) 
    0x5a7ebf58 : 0x5478a4 (0x8207700 0x863ea0 0x0 0x2a1596) 
    0x5a7ebf88 : 0x547cfe (0x7a1b540 0x7aaa680 0x85696944 0x2a7e5f) 
    0x5a7ebfc8 : 0x29e6cc (0x7a1b540 0x0 0x10 0x77f2be4) 
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 10.3.1: Thu Feb 11 13:26:12 PST 2010; root:xnu-1504.3.51~4/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro6,2 (Mac-F22586C8)
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I had thought it may be this;

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010): Intermittent black screen or loss of video

    Apple has determined that a small number of MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) computers may intermittently freeze or stop displaying video on the built-in display or on an external display connected to the MacBook Pro. In this situation, you may also see a restart warning message before the video is lost or the display turns black or gray. Affected computers were manufactured between April 2010 and February 2011.

    So I called Apple and they advised me to bring it into the nearest authorised repair center. After leaving it with them I got a call from them saying that it passed all their hardware tests and that they couldn't replicate the fault, even after putting it under heavy tasks and leaving it on overnight. Said they applied all the updates and that that may have done it (I was running a full updated Lion before installing SL from the discs).

    I'm not sure this will be the end of it :confused:

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