Random Restarts

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  1. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68000

    bladerunner2000

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    My friend's laptop is getting the following popup:

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    The laptop later that day had it's screen go black and took a while to restart. Anyone know what could be going on?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If your friend's MBPro is a 2011/2012 model, then that would be simply another graphics failure, and Apple will replace the logic board at no charge.
    Check this article for more info...
     
  3. bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Checked the link, the laptop is unfortunately a mid 2012 model with a 650GT and a 1440x900 resolution screen (non-retina).
     
  4. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    It would be helpful to have the full log - look in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports. The file will start with the word "Kernel" and have the .panic extension. I did a quick search and found a couple of articles in different forums from people that had a similar kernel panic report (yours is incomplete, though) with the 2012 15" non-Retina (9,1). Ominously, there were no replies to the OP's.
     
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    It seems to be a kernel panic, not something related to the GPU....
     
  6. lowendlinux Contributor

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    It's a panic related to the GPU

    Whether is SW or HW is the question
     
  7. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Do you mean because of the drivers involved ? It could also be bad ram... We need the complete report to say
     
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    The graphics driver is whats causing the panic
     
  9. bladerunner2000, Mar 7, 2016
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    bladerunner2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way to recover the full report after that window has been closed and the laptop restarted? The laptop *IS* using aftermarket RAM, but it's been fine for over a month. This is the RAM:

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_309&item_id=047350

    She's on OS 10.10.5 (if that helps).
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    Also, the laptop's screen went black while it was playing back a DVD movie.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You can view your panic logs in the Console app.
     

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