MacBook Pro 2010 freezes?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by -mattias-, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. -mattias- macrumors member

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    So I was just sitting doing some homework, when my MacBook Pro suddenly froze.

    I was using the following programs:

    Adobe Photoshop
    Messenger for Mac 2011 Beta 6
    Skype
    Safari with like 3-4 tabs opened
    iTunes playing a song

    So suddenly the song stopped playing, and I couldn't move the cursor or anything. Everything was frozed, so I had to hold down the power button.

    Why does this happen, and is there anything I can do to prevent it?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not enough information to tell you what happened exactly. With the exception of Messenger and depending on whatever version of the other applications you're running, I've had a similar setup many times with no problems.
     
  3. -mattias- thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, but why does it happen? Is there a specific reason, and is it something I should look out for? It has happened like 3 times this week?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can check the Console for any error messages, but it's likely something that only happens when you're running a particular application.
     
  5. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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  6. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Dont want to be a dick but you have not supplied us with enough information.

    What are the specs of your MBP?
    What version os OSX are you running?
    Did you do the afore mentioned EFI firmware update?
    What version of flash are you running?
    Is Automatic Graphics switching enabled or disabled?
    Were you plugged in? or on battery?
     

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