mac mini 2011 freezing?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jmwalton, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. jmwalton macrumors newbie

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    hi all,
    just like the title says, my mac mini is freezing!
    when it freezes it leaves graphical artifacts on the screen and you have to hold the power button down to restart it.
    anyone have an idea what i should do?
    thanks
     
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

    YanniDepp

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    Check the Console for errors. Post anything interesting in a reply here.
     
  3. jmwalton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, how do i check the console for errors?
    thank you.
     
  4. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

    YanniDepp

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    It's not the most non-techie friendly application, but if you open Spotlight and type 'Console', you'll open it.

    Next time a crash occurs, open Console, and under 'All Messages', copy everything that happened a minute or two before the crash. Post it here.

    To copy them, use Cmd to select the first one and last one, go to Edit -> Copy, then paste it in here.

    If a Crash Report window opens up, copy and paste the error text from that here. That's actually a bit more useful than the Console output, because that shows things directly related to the crash.
     
  5. jmwalton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok,
    i managed to get the console opened up,
    here we go with a problem!
    it stops showing data yesterday when it crashed at 5:15 data stops showing in the log at 5:13.

    the last entry is about my time machine backup.
    no other information then that. when it freezes it really freezes.
    my phone will stop charging.
    everything will just go away.

     
  6. jmwalton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    8/5/11 12:55:00.000 PM kernel: add_fsevent: unabled to get a path for vp 0xffffff8018e988b8. dropping the event.
     

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