ODD MBP issue.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tander, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Tander macrumors 6502a

    Tander

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #1
    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.
     
  2. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tander

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #2
    Just as an update:

    We but SL back on ( Second partition ) and there is no issues at all??
     
  3. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tander

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #3
    No one have any ideas on what's going on with this unit?:confused:
     
  4. shootist macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    #4
    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.
     
  5. Tander thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Tander

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Location:
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #5
    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.
     
  6. shootist macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    #6
    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.
     

Share This Page