ODD MBP issue.

Tander

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Oct 21, 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Hey all,

So I have a friend with a 2011 MBP.

He had SL on there and the machine run perfectly. He then upgraded to Lion and ever since then - when ever he opens the lid and the machine comes out of sleep - the mouse pointer is 'frozen' for 4 seconds before it can be moved.

I have tried everything I can think of (Besides loading SL back on)

Even formatted the HDD and reinstalled a fresh copy of Lion. Same issue.

I also changed the HDD and loaded Lion on there (Granted a TM restore, but still) and got the same issue.

We also put he MacBook to sleep while it was in the recovery HD. Same problem.
Anyone got any ideas?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

shootist

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Dec 8, 2011
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I suspect that the upgrade didn't go well and even the supposed wipe of the drive didn't get ride of some things on the drive. The next option is to have a Lion install USB thumb drive, that you create, and do a complete secure erase of the internal drive, including the Recovery partition that is now on the internal drive, and a Real Clean install of Lion.
 

Tander

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Oct 21, 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Okay - will make a USB Lion disk later on.

Would I just use disk utility to completely wipe Lion and all partitions from the hard drive?

Lastly - if the above doesn't work - where to next?

I appreciate your reply.

Thank you.

R.
 

shootist

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Dec 8, 2011
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Okay - will make a USB Lion disk later on.

Would I just use disk utility to completely wipe Lion and all partitions from the hard drive?

Lastly - if the above doesn't work - where to next?

I appreciate your reply.

Thank you.

R.
Yes once you make a Lion install USB thumb drive (use a nice program called LionDiskMaker to create this thumb drive) and boot the computer from that thumb drive repartition and then secure erase the drive using the included Disk Utility.
You will need to download the Lion install files and save a copy of it to an external drive. There are instructions all over the net to do this.

If it still doesn't work correctly then you have some type of hardware problem that should be look at by Apple.