MBP Locking up and freezing constantly

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  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    #1
    I have never had an issue like this before, but my machine is locking up and freezing to the point where I have to do a hard reboot nearly once an hour. I initially ran disk utility and it told me I had an error and needed to run disk repair, so I did that and fixed the issue. But I am still having this problem.

    I don't want to reinstall OSX if I can avoid it, as I only have about 25gbs free on my HD. Ordinarily I would take it to the Apple Store, but I removed my optical drive for another HDD bay when I bought the machine a year and a half ago and am afraid they will refuse to help me.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    Look into your logs, see if there is a kernel Panic log, if so report it here.
     
  4. Modernape macrumors regular

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    What Apps do you have installed and running all the time (for instance 'tweaks' to restore the finder sidebar colour icons, or anything like that)?
     
  5. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am getting no kernel panics on the console. It crashed again just now after I left the machine idle for lunch. I had to force restart it. I usually have mail, safari, Microsoft Word and maybe iTunes running. I don't have any tweaks installed. The machine is freezing regardless of what I do.

    I did reinstall Mt Lion, not a clean install but just a reinstall, last night, but that changed nothing.

    Here is the last thing on my console before it crashed, but it seems to be different every time


    3/5/13 12:18:09.000 PM kernel[0]: considerRebuildOfPrelinkedKernel prebuild rebuild has expired
    3/5/13 12:18:11.376 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:18:11.379 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:18:59.506 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:18:59.509 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:03.908 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:03.910 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:15.889 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:15.891 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:33.092 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:19:33.096 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:43.545 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:43.547 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:50.868 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:50.869 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:59.006 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:20:59.008 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:23:30.764 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:23:30.766 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:23:46.738 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:23:46.740 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:07.321 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:07.323 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:27.704 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:27.706 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:49.510 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:24:49.512 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:25:10.195 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:25:10.197 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:25:30.675 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:25:30.677 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:27:25.876 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:27:25.880 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:03.969 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:03.971 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:14.720 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:14.722 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:20.009 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:28:20.011 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:29:00.214 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:29:00.216 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:29:57.634 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:29:57.635 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:31:03.016 PM WebProcess[843]: objc[843]: Object 0x7fc2e241c870 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    3/5/13 12:31:03.024 PM WebProcess[843]: objc[843]: Object 0x7fc2e241c870 of class NSUserDefaults autoreleased with no pool in place - just leaking - break on objc_autoreleaseNoPool() to debug
    3/5/13 12:31:18.018 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:31:18.020 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:31:32.457 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:31:32.458 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:33:00.421 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:33:00.423 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:33:04.747 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:33:04.749 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:19.678 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:19.680 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:36.574 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:36.576 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:54.357 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:34:54.359 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:36:24.402 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:36:24.404 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:32.806 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:32.808 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:37.618 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:37.620 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:55.129 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:37:55.130 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:11.206 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:11.208 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:32.710 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:32.712 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:54.282 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:38:54.284 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:39:24.115 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:39:24.116 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:39:39.987 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:39:39.989 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:40:01.595 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:40:01.597 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:40:23.099 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:40:23.101 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:40:47.000 PM kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=955[GoogleSoftwareUp] clearing CS_VALID
    3/5/13 12:41:04.161 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:04.163 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:19.931 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:19.933 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:36.389 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:36.391 PM ath[700]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:41.462 PM iTunes[696]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 12:41:41.464 PM ath[701]: _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD (thread 0x7fff73d52180): Unexpected connection closure...
    3/5/13 1:01:09.000 PM bootlog[0]: BOOT_TIME 1362506469 0
    3/5/13 1:01:10.000 PM kernel[0]: PMAP: PCID enabled
     
  6. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    #6
    It happened again, but no signs of it in the console. Usually a program I am using quits. Then the icon in the dock will be shown as a generic one if I reclick on it. The beachball starts and the whole system locks up.

    One thought: could this mean my RAM is going bad? Activity monitory still shows all of it present. But I cannot find anything else that is explaining this trouble. I just repaired permission on my second internal drive, but I doubt that is what is causing this issue.
     
  7. FuLL macrumors newbie

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    Backup everything important and buy a new HDD.. it's broken already.
     
  8. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #8
    I'm using an SSD. My secondary drive is an HDD. What is suggesting the drive is going bad?
     
  9. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll run the SMART tester when I get home to see. I hope it's not a bad drive. I haven't backed up in a few weeks.
     
  10. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    SMART Utility says my HDs are fine, so it's not the hard drives.
     
  11. lsh macrumors 6502

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    Can you say more about your hardware?
    My daughter's Macbook Pro mid 2007 17" is also locking up. It's on ML and has been for a couple of months.

    We had another problem a couple weeks ago where it wouldn't boot that we got thru by a safe? boot (can't remember now exactly) and I suspected RAM then.
    Now we're having a problem similar to what you describe.

    I'm on here trying to figure out how to trouble shoot.
     
  12. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    #12
    I actually figured it out. I had installed a Crucial M4 SSD a year and a half ago into my MBP and taken out the CD Drive for my HDD.

    I went to the Apple Store last night and the Genius ran a diagnostics. He told me my SSD had an error and needed to be wiped, but the drives were not dying, so I went home and did it, only to experience the same problem. I googled Crucial M4 freezing and discovered that because I had not updated its firmware in over a year and used the drive for 5000 hours, it would start doing that.

    So, I spent all afternoon taking the MBp apart, inserting the CD drive back in, updating the SSD's firmware and then taking the CDDrive back out again, and everything is back to normal. No freezing, nothing.

    Do you have an SSD installed on that machine?
     
  13. scstraus macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the exact same problem!!

    Hi, I googled the error

    _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD

    because that's what's causing this, and ended up here.

    I turn on my computer, open iTunes, and then 4 hours later it has used 66 GB of virtual memory and has locked the entire computer. Same exact log as you have.

    I'm running a Late 2009 mac mini server with 8gb RAM, Lion 10.7.5, and SSD's with my home directory on an external disk.

    I'm fairly sure iTunes is the culprit in your case too. I wish I knew why. I'm working on solving this. PM me if you are still interested and I will keep you up to date if I fix it.
     
  14. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Unless you have a Crucial M4 SSD that you installed over a year ago, and didn't update its firmware, I'm pretty sure that you're not having the exact same problem as the OP.
     
  15. scstraus macrumors newbie

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    Mine is solved


    Okay, so mine is fixed. I turned off wireless syncing to my iPad and that fixed it. It started right after I jailbroke my iPad, so that appears to be the issue. The _NotificationSocketReadCallbackGCD error does not seem to be the issue because I'm still getting it although the problem is fixed.
     

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