My MacBook Pro Keeps Crashing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Habusho, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    I've had my MBP for the past 1.5 years or so and it's been a dream. It's a 2.2 Ghz Intel i7 Quad core. I upgraded the RAM to 16GB myself later on.

    Lately when running apps, the screen either goes black needing a hard reset or the screen is black with green stripes or it distorts into 2 and the system is un-responsive again requiring a hard reset.
    When booting up, 2 out of 3 times it'll get stuck on the white, gray screen after the apple logo.
    Does anybody have any idea why this is happening?
     
  2. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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    Try booting it in safe mode to see if it still happens.

    When powering it on, hold the shift key until the Apple logo appears.
     
  3. Binomio macrumors member

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    Install the RAM that came with the laptop, and test again.
    If the issue perists you have a failing video card.
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Run Apple hardware test. I suggest the extended test, looped overnight.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

    I'd suspect bad RAM, but the stripes on the display could indicate a GPU problem. Do you know which GPU the computer is running when it happens?
     

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