New MBP Crashing Constantly, Could it be a USB Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jsfuller, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Jsfuller macrumors newbie

    Jsfuller

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    So i Just bought a new MBP ordered it on the 14th and it has constantly been crashing, i have 3 external hard drives connected to it through a belkin usb hub, could that be the source of the problem, i also have about 120000 songs on my itunes (on external 1 TB drive) would that be bogging down my computer? it seems like the computer just crashes at random times, ive had to reinstall OSX once already because none of my apps were running properly, this worked for about a day. And when ever i plug my Time Machine HD in it says that it is read only and erases it nearly every time i try to back up. it crashes 4-6 times daily when its pluged in to my hard drives and my 22" display, Could it be the usb hub or something like that, do i just need to take it in and get a new one?

    any help is mucho
    ~jake
     
  2. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    you have 120,000 songs? faaaack. how does one even have the time to make such a library?
     
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Run Console (Applications/Utilities) and look in the Panic Reporter section for clues.

    Here's an example of something you may see if it's to do with USB - note the reference to the IOUSBHIDDriver


    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver(3.1.0)@0x3516e000->0x35172fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily(3.1.5)@0x34404000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily(1.5.3)@0x2e373000
     
  4. Jsfuller thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jsfuller

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    this is all i found when looking in there, that was close doesnt seem to be usb related then? a graphics issue?

    Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0xbfffc3e8
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):
    com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl(2.8.0)@0x1119000->0x1124fff
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(1.6.1)@0xbb4000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.5)@0x635000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(1.6.1)@0x783000
    dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.2.0)@0x5ce000
     
  5. Jsfuller thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jsfuller

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    oh and on my first post the last part should say mucho appreciated, not just mucho
     
  6. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Looks like a problem with the graphics driver, have you loaded all the latest software updates? Frequent crashes can also be attributable to dodgy memory, you could run diagnostics if you have some time.
     

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