MacBook Pro UNB crashing, heat related?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ltcol266845, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. ltcol266845 macrumors regular

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    So I have had a bit of a sorted history with MacBook Pros of late. Currently my model's battery is giving me no end of anger and bewilderment...

    Anyway, it has been crashing, a lot, lately. Its not a Kernel Panic crash, its the kind where when you listen to music or play a game, the last moment of audio repeats over and over again. Complete failure.

    It usually has been happening while playing Call of Duty 4. Its not consistent, its doesn't crash every time I play, just now and then. I was just editing and exporting some video with Premiere Pro and Quicktime Pro and just tanked. I think it is heat related since its always after getting an intense workout. I know the fans are spinning up, I can hear them. Using SMCfancontrol, I always keep the fans at a minimum of 3000...

    Anyway, I know the first gen UniBodies still struggled with the nVidia chipsets. I didn't get mine at launch in October, it wasn't until January that I got it. Also, about a month after I got it, the logic board was replaced for the battery related issues.

    Is it possible they put a defective logic board in? Wouldn't all their stock have been replaced with better ones by now?! Is there something else I can try, or is it going to need another logic swap? I really can't be without this machine for very long, again...
     
  2. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    How high are the temps after a session? 100°C or higher? If not, probably not heat related.
     
  3. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Take it in, get a new one.

    I hate having a dud apple when its new.
     
  5. ltcol266845 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Under OSX, don't use Boot Camp all that much. Not sure of the temperture, since the machine crashes. Not sure about the temperture, since it usually happens in a game. I know it's towards the top end of the 70C, 80C range because the fans were goin wild.

    I'm concerned they will want to give me a new machine, the new ones don't have the expresscard slot, which I need because I have a 5bay eSATA rig...
     

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