MacBook Air random and definitive freezings.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hyperipod, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. hyperipod macrumors member

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    My friend's MacBook Air randomly freezes completely. Even if I close the lid the screen is still open.

    When the crash occurred, I was testing Sauerbraten with the settings on maximum. Though, it probably isn't heat related because the freeze occurred 30 seconds after I launched Sauerbraten.

    Also, I checked in the crash log, and the last thing the computer said before booting (after the crash, of course):
    "11-10-21 20:27:59,382 loginwindow: Application hardKill returned -600"

    Anyone knows what the problem is ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. nexsta macrumors 6502

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    Probably faster to reinstall Lion than searching for the problem.
     
  3. vtyler98 macrumors member

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    I've had this same problem happen multiple times and it isn't a heat related problem. Someone suggested it could be a problem with the SSD but I'm not really sure, I'm also interested to see what some possible solutions are before I take this to the Apple store.
     
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    negative errors in console (-600) typically indicate hardware issues and not software issues in my experience.

    Not exactly on the -600, but the fact that it's a negative number. However in this case being that it's the loginwindow process, it is more likely software unless it's SSD related.
     
  5. hyperipod thread starter macrumors member

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    Did all the software updates Apple gave out and it is still regularly occurring…

    Guess he'll have to bring it to the Apple Store...
     

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