MBPr complete freezes and hangs 10.10 (gremlin in the machine)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by sziehr, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. sziehr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
    So i have a strange bug and it is not very consistent. I have two accounts on a retina macbook pro 2012 with 8 gigs of ram. I have both accounts signed in or not it does not seem to matter for this bug however it happens in both accounts.

    I can be surfing the web and watching a video and all of the sudden the computer will stutter by that i mean it will lock up old school style and replay the last second of audio over and over and over. The computer then becomes non-responsive to input from the track pad or keyboard. I have tried the short cuts for force quit or log out etc. none of them work. If i then close the lid the system does not go to sleep it basically reboots. I see the black screen and the apple logo with the loading progress bar.

    The machine does not report back to me that it was in a crash and does not generate a crash reporter log for me to harvest and trace the source of the issue.

    So has this happened to any of you if so what was the steps you took to fix it.

    I will admit freely this macbook pro has been a real gremlin since the day i got it. It has a brand new SSD and all the hardware checks out at apple both in store and "off site". I had to fight to get a new SSD as it was having I/O errors in the crash logs.

    So i am looking for some new thoughts, directions, favorite exorcism chants.

    This did not happen in the previous OS of 10.9. I had other strange issues there as state with I/O issues that were fixed with SSD. The machine would corrupt on update of the OS. So if you say go from 10.9.4 to 10.9.5 it would corrupt all data during the update, to the point recovery console was of zero use and an external usb thumb drive was required to re-format the disk and start over from scratch. This happened numerous times and i finally traced it to I/O of the SSD with zero help from apple since there little magic in store test revealed nothing. So there is a history of issues but this is a new gremlin.

    I have attempted to document and submit to apple.
  2. katmeef macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    I've had this happen on my early 2013 13" rMBP twice while using Safari shortly after a clean install of 10.10, I went back to using Chrome and the problem has stopped. Were you using Safari when it happened?
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    There seems to be an issue somewhere deep within Yosemite that can occasionally lead to freezes. I have experienced them since the DP6 or so. They are very infrequent (occur around once per week), but still quite annoying. Apple is aware of that but they are probably having difficulties in fixing it because no debugging information is available and there is no apparent way to reproduce this problem.
  4. sziehr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
    Katmeef hit it right on the head i was using safari during each and every occurrence of my issue. It is like safari freezes up but does not crash like it would in the past.

    I just can not believe i have zero log on this error. I mean if when the computer should be going to sleep it rebooted you would think that would be improper action and generate some sort of log.

    I have reset the PRAM on this laptop a number of times and always after some sort of issue.

    I will try switching to chrome and see if that keeps the issue at bay till apple gets a solution.

    I had reported it to apple with not a peep.

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