MBP keeps crashing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mantasis, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Mantasis macrumors member

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    My MBP crashes a lot, almost daily.....but it started only a week and a half ago... is this a hardware problem, cause I thought macs don't crash.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Check Console in the Utilities folder for any pertinent crash logs. What are you doing at the time of the crashes? What sort of crashes are they? What third party hardware do you have installed or connected? :)
     
  3. Mantasis thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick reply, anyways, I don't have any third party hardware. When it crashes this grey transparency drapes down over my screen and tells me to hold down the power button to restart.

    Programs that I was running when the crashes occurred include: amsn, azureus, itunes,tagebuch, firefox, usually i have a finder window open, and really that's all. If I remember correctly it usually occurs when I have a fair amount of programs running at once...like the ones above.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm... It could be Azeurus... There's an app called Console in your Utilities folder. Open this up and check crashreporter.log to see if it points to anything. Feel free to post the log(s) here if you're not sure what they're on about. They can be quite cryptic. :)
     
  5. Mantasis thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I get this list.....Here I attached a pic of it.
     

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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    does your fan turn on?

    actaully how do mac users monitor their CPU/board/GPU/hdd temps? does OSX have any kind of built in HW monitoring?
     
  8. Domofloge macrumors regular

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    Well there are a handful of 3rd party apps that you can download to monitor your Mac's temp. iCyclone is the program that I'm currently running. But, it is important to know that Leopard does automatically monitor the fans.. :apple:
     
  9. Mantasis thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm quite sure it's not a temperature thing...my fans are usually at 2001rpm and cpu 40 degrees C.

    Look at crashreporter under var/log?
     
  10. Mantasis thread starter macrumors member

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    Ths is odd my crashreporter log has the last entry as dec 29th, even though I had just crashed prior to posting this topic.....



    Sun Dec 23 20:50:02 2007 crashdump[278]: crashdump started
    Sun Dec 23 20:50:05 2007 crashdump[278]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Fire.crash.log
    Sun Dec 23 20:50:05 2007 crashdump[278]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Fire.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 02:19:32 2007 crashdump[348]: crashdump started
    Mon Dec 24 02:19:34 2007 crashdump[348]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Xtorrent.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 02:19:35 2007 crashdump[348]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Xtorrent.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 04:51:51 2007 crashdump[297]: crashdump started
    Mon Dec 24 04:51:53 2007 crashdump[297]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 04:51:54 2007 crashdump[297]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 04:56:42 2007 crashdump[311]: crashdump started
    Mon Dec 24 04:56:43 2007 crashdump[311]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 04:56:43 2007 crashdump[311]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Safari.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 05:45:56 2007 crashdump[179]: crashdump started
    Mon Dec 24 05:46:00 2007 crashdump[179]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/SystemUIServer.crash.log
    Mon Dec 24 05:46:02 2007 crashdump[179]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/SystemUIServer.crash.log
    Tue Dec 25 22:51:32 2007 crashdump[1089]: crashdump started
    Tue Dec 25 22:51:36 2007 crashdump[1089]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/DVD Player.crash.log
    Tue Dec 25 22:51:36 2007 crashdump[1089]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/DVD Player.crash.log
    Sat Dec 29 03:06:38 2007 crashdump[2036]: crashdump started
    Sat Dec 29 03:06:38 2007 crashdump[2036]: SampleAllThreads() returned no stacks for pid: 1893 name: firefox-bin
    Sat Dec 29 03:06:38 2007 crashreporterd[106]: mach_msg() reply failed: (ipc/send) invalid destination port
    Sat Dec 29 03:06:38 2007 crashdump[2036]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/firefox-bin.crash.log
    Sat Dec 29 03:06:39 2007 crashdump[2036]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/firefox-bin.crash.log
    Sat Dec 29 22:43:56 2007 crashdump[438]: crashdump started
    Sat Dec 29 22:43:58 2007 crashdump[438]: Started writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/firefox-bin.crash.log
    Sat Dec 29 22:43:59 2007 crashdump[438]: Finished writing crash report to: /Users/x/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/firefox-bin.crash.log
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Stop downloading torrents for a day and see if that's the culprit. :)
     
  12. Mantasis thread starter macrumors member

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  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    No worries. I'm not offering this as a long term solution so much as a test to see if it's your torrent app or settings. :)
     

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