Mid 2012 MBP colored bars on screen, freezing, and rebooting

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by magic man, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. magic man macrumors newbie

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    This seems to be happening once an hour or so. The bars will come up on the screen, it freezes, and about 10-15 seconds later it'll shut off and reboot. Has anyone seen this before? I tried to search for the issue, but I'm not really sure how to describe it well enough to search. Any help would be appreciated.


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  2. magic man thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Have you made any software or hardware changes recently?
     
  4. magic man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I replaced the RAM with 16GB about 2 month ago. This started in the last couple days.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If you put the original RAM back in, does the problem go away?
     
  6. magic man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No.
     
  7. DrJames macrumors member

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    This is crazy... I have the same Macbook and mine does the same thing!! I too changed out the RAM to 16gb a few months ago.
    I'm also looking for a resolution... if you find anything, let me know? I'm looking too!
     
  8. magic man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    While odd, mine hasn't done it the last 2 days. The only thing I did was run a Hardware Test. It didn't show any problems, but this hasn't happened since. Maybe just a coincidence. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257

    I'm sure as soon as I type this it'll do it again. lol
     
  9. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    If your machine is a 2012 13" than it's the logic board. You can force the issue by flexing the top case or knocking on the keyboard in the area of the 3, E and D keys. This will confirm the issue.
     
  10. magic man, Dec 7, 2015
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    magic man thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried that and couldn't get it to happen again. Hasn't acted up the past 3 days.


    Edit: So much for that. Just happened again.
     

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