Random gray screen and asks for reboot.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by VincentDB, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. VincentDB macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2015
    Hello, I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and recently I've got this weird thing going on.
    Sometimes (2 to 3 times a day) my mbp just freezes and gives me this gray screen (see photo). I really can't find anything to help me out, I'm using the Yosemite OS btw...
    Also it boots fine and does not freeze when I open a particular program or anything, it's like I said very random and therefore a hard problem to solve...

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    If it's a 15"/17" model, Radeongate hit it.

    Apple has announced a repair program for it, so you can repair it for free.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    This is called a Kernel Panic.

    Usually the computer stores a log of what caused the error. Seeing as your model is a 2011 you could very well be having logicboard problems as the poster above me stated.
  4. yukari macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2010
    I have 2011 MBP and had a similar problem.
    It turns out it was RAM that I had put in about 2 years ago. I purchased Crucial RAM, but after 2 years it failed causing that similar problem.

    At first I thought it was Radeongate also. How many chimes do you get on start up during that error?

    If you had put in third party RAM, I would have that checked out first.

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