Macbook Pro Freezing/ Graphical Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jeNanoon, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. jeNanoon macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    My 2nd Macbook Pro (the first one got replaced for constantly having kernal panics 3 days after I bought it) is having weird freezing/ graphical issues.

    It usually happens when I start playing Wow.When starting up WoW the fade in screen before the log in goes all weird, and It beachballs when I'm loading the game. Sometimes I am able to play and but it usually freezes. Usually the audio keep going but everything else in unresponsive.

    Anyone have any ideas what could be causing it? I've tried repairing permissions, and some other suggestions that I've seen in threads but still no luck.

    I'll attach some pictures of some other weird graphical instances.

    This is my first (2nd) Mac and I'm really starting to hate Apple. I've had nothing but problems since buying this laptop from the EDU store. This machine has totally locked up at least 5 times today.

    "It just works", My ass Apple.
  2. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
  3. jeNanoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    I live almost 2 hours away from one, thats why I bought it online.

    Pics are coming for reference.
  4. jeNanoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Just had a Kernal panic with a messed up grey boot screen like the one pictured above

    heres the Log

    Sun Apr 20 21:47:05 2008
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001A8C8A): Kernel trap at 0x42ae915b, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x000000bc, CR3: 0x00cf1000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x2e499630, EBX: 0x03cf2404, ECX: 0x040e1800, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x000000bc, EBP: 0x2e499668, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0xffffffff
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x42ae915b, CS:  0x00000008, DS:  0x040e0010
    Error code: 0x00000000
    Backtrace, Format - Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack) 
    0x2e499408 : 0x12b0f7 (0x4581f4 0x2e49943c 0x133230 0x0) 
    0x2e499458 : 0x1a8c8a (0x461720 0x42ae915b 0xe 0x460ed0) 
    0x2e499538 : 0x19ece5 (0x2e499550 0x9 0x2e499668 0x42ae915b) 
    0x2e499548 : 0x42ae915b (0xe 0x48 0x2e490010 0x42b20010) 
    0x2e499668 : 0x42af0f44 (0xc1d00001 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40) 
    0x2e4996c8 : 0x42ae5ecf (0x2e499858 0x6 0x0 0x0) 
    0x2e499828 : 0x42ad9012 (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7027 0x2e499858) 
    0x2e4998e8 : 0x42cac54b (0xc1d00001 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40) 
    0x2e499918 : 0x42cb598f (0x23aee000 0x1000000 0x88100090 0x3e) 
    0x2e49b8a8 : 0x42c99c6e (0x23aee000 0x1000000 0x15 0x23aee01c) 
    0x2e49b9a8 : 0x42ad3572 (0x23aee000 0x0 0x2e49bab2 0x80) 
    0x2e49ba08 : 0x2e7335a5 (0x3bbb800 0x0 0x2e49bab2 0x80) 
    0x2e49bb38 : 0x2e734d74 (0x3bbb800 0x2e738358 0x2e49bbec 0x4) 
    0x2e49bc08 : 0x2e69c133 (0x3bbb800 0x1 0x0 0x13) 
    0x2e49bc68 : 0x2e69593a (0x3bbb800 0x2407 0x2e49bd2c 0x47d8ba8) 
    0x2e49bc98 : 0x40ec35 (0x3bbb800 0x47d8ba8 0x47d8ba8 0x0) 
    	Backtrace continues...
          Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer
    Mac OS version:
    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar  4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386
    System model name: MacBookPro4,1 (Mac-F42C89C8)
  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Looks like the KP is due to some problems with the graphics driver. Better take it back again... :(
  6. jeNanoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007

    After doing some digging through these forums and the Apple support forums it seems that some people are having some problems with 10.5.2 and the Leopard Graphics Update. I'm going to try a Archive and install, and I won't install the updates. I'll post back with results later today.

    If that doesn't work then I'm giving Apple one more chance...
  7. jeNanoon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    I tired to do the archive and install and it right at the start of the operation...:rolleyes:

    I got on the phone with Apple and we did a number of tests. Hardware test said everything was fine same with Verify Disk. We did the thing where you unplug everything and the battery and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and we also reset the RAM.

    The last bit of advice that they told me was to make a new user, and if the freezing happens again to switch to this new user and try and replicate it. If it happens again then I'm to call them back and arrange to take it into a service centre.

    I just want my baby to work!
  8. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Don't worry. Not all mbps work like that. Get it replaced or fixed, and be happy. You have just been extremely unlucky.

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