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Kinda_Evil

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May 19, 2020
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I've had my MacBook for 2 weeks (and have left it on overnight most nights) and haven't had any issues.
 
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naturalstar

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Mar 9, 2012
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No panics. I had the 16” and experienced the kernel panics after I moved from 10.15.3 to 10.15.4. My 2020 10th gen 13” came with 10.15.4 installed, so I’ve been letting the laptop sleep at night, closing the lid while on power and coming back after a time. Happy to report no restarts and panic error messages waiting for me. Also owned mine for two weeks as of yesterday.
 

Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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No panics. I had the 16” and experienced the kernel panics after I moved from 10.15.3 to 10.15.4. My 2020 10th gen 13” came with 10.15.4 installed, so I’ve been letting the laptop sleep at night, closing the lid while on power and coming back after a time. Happy to report no restarts and panic error messages waiting for me. Also owned mine for two weeks as of yesterday.

Are you using both now or have returned the 16"? I have actually decided to get the 16" but with all the issues reported here, I don't wish to pay so much money just to live with those issues.
 
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naturalstar

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Mar 9, 2012
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Are you using both now or have returned the 16"? I have actually decided to get the 16" but with all the issues reported here, I don't wish to pay so much money just to live with those issues.

I ordered and returned the 16" 3 weeks before the 2020 13" was announced. I have a heavy 15" Windows laptop that serves as a desktop machine for me currently. My greater need (at least at the time) was a personal portable machine. I wasn't keen on the butterfly keyboard so when I spotted a great refurb deal on a 16", I decided to try it out. While not heavy by any means, the form factor didn't suit. The issues that crept up didn't add favorable marks either.

You can always try it out and return it if you find you are running into the same reported problems. There are people who don't have any issues, so you won't know until you at least get on to work with.
 

Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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I ordered and returned the 16" 3 weeks before the 2020 13" was announced. I have a heavy 15" Windows laptop that serves as a desktop machine for me currently. My greater need (at least at the time) was a personal portable machine. I wasn't keen on the butterfly keyboard so when I spotted a great refurb deal on a 16", I decided to try it out. While not heavy by any means, the form factor didn't suit. The issues that crept up didn't add favorable marks either.

You can always try it out and return it if you find you are running into the same reported problems. There are people who don't have any issues, so you won't know until you at least get on to work with.

Will I be able to know if my unit going to have kernel panic within the first 2 weeks?
 

Cyprino

macrumors newbie
Sep 28, 2011
6
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East Sussex, UK
Constant KP here on a 2020 13”, i7/16/512

Tried all kinds of apparent fixes, even a clean install of macOS but nothing has worked. Case is currently escalated to AppleCare engineers. I really don’t want to have to send this thing back as it’s literally 4 days old...
 
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Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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Constant KP here on a 2020 13”, i7/16/512

Tried all kinds of apparent fixes, even a clean install of macOS but nothing has worked. Case is currently escalated to AppleCare engineers. I really don’t want to have to send this thing back as it’s literally 4 days old...

Seems like it can affect all models of the MacBook Pro.
 

matram

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Sep 18, 2011
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Sweden
I believe it is purely SW related. My KP only happen when resuming fro sleep with a Caldigit TS3 connected. But they also occur on my 2016 15” which does not even have the T2 chip.
 

Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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I believe it is purely SW related. My KP only happen when resuming fro sleep with a Caldigit TS3 connected. But they also occur on my 2016 15” which does not even have the T2 chip.

Thanks for sharing! :)
 

matram

macrumors 6502a
Sep 18, 2011
781
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Sweden

I believe we are talking about more than one type of KP. Apart from the AMD dGPU related KP where I agree with you, we also seem to have other KP related to waking equipment connected via the TB interface, these KP are the ones I have experienced on both my 15 an 16”, they seem to be purely SW related.

The discussion in this forum sometimes become a bit confused as people refers only to KP or bridgeOS. I think it would help if more people provided logs.
 

joseph_k

macrumors newbie
Jun 24, 2020
1
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My experience with a MacBook Pro 13" (2020 Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) - i7 2.3 GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB
I am on 10.15.5. The device came with 10.15.4, which I upgraded immediately after setting up the device. I also synced my iCloud during the setup process.

Arrived 2 days ago, at the time of writing it's literally 50h in my hands, has crashed 11 times, of which 10 have given me a kernel panic related error, and one just restarted unexpectedly without giving me the error notice after booting and without using the fans at full speed to cool down as all other times.

Called yesterday Apple support, they walked me through the SMC followed by the NVRAM resets.

The next steps they suggested if this kept happening is to do boot in recovery mode and even try with a new user on the system. They did leave open the room for repair or replacement.

I personally suspect something going on with Adobe CC or a version of Paragon NTFS for Mac handed out to Seagate HDD customers, provided of course a third-party software is responsible for this and not a completely faulty laptop device.

Hope my detailed account helps others. I'm personally thinking of returning the device within the 14 days. I can't afford to live with a faulty device.
 

earlyadoptermakeshistory

macrumors member
Jun 4, 2020
39
8
no kernel panics here.
I had to force restart the system about 5 to 10 times in the two weeks of ownership and intensive use, I believe for software related reasons. Catalina is much less stable than Mojave, but this is well known by now.
 

BlueseaApple

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2018
22
21
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff7fa281d81c): "Graphics firmware encountered an exception (eip: 0x13912, fault #: 0xd)\n"@icl/sched3/IGGuC.cpp:993

Got the following! New MBP 13" 2020
 

genekl

macrumors newbie
Jul 13, 2020
1
0
4 days old New MBP 13" 2020 happened too.

Having type-c hub with external HDMI display

Researched and found some people are having issue when waking up with type-c hub connected
 

BlueseaApple

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2018
22
21
Returning both new 13" MBP 2020 back to Apple. I trust the Apple Silicon version will be a lot better!
 

coffeeplease

macrumors 6502
Sep 28, 2019
468
328
Had the i5/16/512 for about a month, had a kernel panic for the first time from BridgeOS (touch bar?) the other day.
 

petermpls

macrumors newbie
Aug 4, 2020
1
0
I have MBP 13" i5/16/512. Getting kernel panics multiple times per day when waking from a closed lid. This is absurd!!
 
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