OS is stalling/crashing after complete wipe and re-build.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LDupepe, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. LDupepe macrumors newbie

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    I would really appreciate any advice on this. I have zapped PRAM, repaired disk on MAC HD (from startup disk), and erased and re-installed OS X.5 and still crashing. I brought it in and all the hardware checked out. I feel the Genius's at the Genius Bar half-assed it. I want to say my logic board is failing because, when I go to retrieve any files from my Back Up (time machine external HD) it crashes, when I go to load FCP software (from disk) it crashes. I even do a simple task as import an MP3 into iTunes and I get the pinwheel for 20-30 minutes before registering. I even just got one while typing this post.

    Is there any other solutions here?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Did you run the Apple Hardware Test from your boot DVD?
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    RAM problem?

    If you have more than one stick, remove them until you only have one and run it a while. Shut down and swap sticks. Does the same problem occur with all sticks individually, or just one?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Same happened on an older G4 Mini I have. Turned out to be a failing hard drive. I replaced it and all is fine now.

    As a test boot from an external disk and run off that for a while. If that fixes the problem then buy a replacement internal drive.
     

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