Macbook Air 2011 13" Occasional Freeze

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by westislander, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. westislander macrumors member


    Aug 17, 2011
    Montreal, Quebec Canada
    Hi board!

    I have a 13" MacBook Air 2011. I bought this Mac originally loaded with Lion and cleaned installed Mountain Lion the day it was released back some time in the summer.

    I've noticed the system occasionally freezes and the only way to get it back up and running is to hold down the power button and boot it back up. I'm currently on the latest version 10.8.2.

    This has happened more or less 4 times since I upgraded to Mountain Lion. I never turn off my Mac and only do when my system freezes.

    Is this a known bug within Mountain Lion or a potential hardware issue.

    Many thanks!
  2. crazytrain macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2009
    Sorry, can't help but my 2011 11" has started with the same issue in the last week or so, hence I'll be watching this thread to see what transpires...
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
  4. FanBoyTroll macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2010
    I have been having the same issue for about three weeks now. It happens an average of once every 2-3 days. I have tried many things like changing settings on the hard drive, like not allowing it to sleep when possible. VERY FRUSTRATING.
  5. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    have you guys done an SMC Reset or rest the Pram?
    mine was freezing lately but its OK now
  6. quax macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2012
    MBA 2011 13" Occasional Freeze

    Hi, same problem here running on Lion 10.7.5. Has been ongoing since day 1. Have been through the complete program: HW test... ok, clean re-install, PRAM, SMC reset. Normally works for a while, then suddenly when you least expect it, the MBA just freezes. Only mode to recover is holding the power button. Recovery has always been flawless luckily, but it remains to be a major annoyance.

    I was under the impression that occurrence was "higher" when running MS Excel. No obvious trace in the console.

    I have reported the problem to Apple with no response.

    We also have a 2010 MBA 13" with 10.6 where the problem has never occurred.

    I was hoping that the upgrade to 10.8.x would resolve the issue. Will contribute my observations to see if this ties back to HW or SW.
  7. Seamaster macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2003
    Same thing affects my 2012 13". Maybe once a week. Total freeze.

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