rMBP will not stop crashing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Walter Bell, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Walter Bell macrumors regular

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    Purchased my brand new rMBP yesterday. Did migration assistant from my MBA and waited for it to finish. Once done I began using the laptop with safari and Diablo 3 open (a game). Once I alt-tabbed to safari, the computer locked up and a forced reboot was required. After the reboot, the computer automatically launched safari, but then locked up immediately. Rebooted again but I never made it past a grey screen. So I booted into recovery, wiped my drive, reinstalled OSX, and transferred D3 over the network. Same thing just happened. Locked up while alt-tabbed out of D3, then locked up immediately once it was finished booting.

    Suggestions on what to do? Love the computer otherwise. The screen is amazing and beautiful. I want to exchange it but supply is tight and I don't want to have turn it in to the genius bar.
     
  2. akadmon macrumors 68010

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    Exchange it. It's not like you don't have another computer (MBA)! Make a stink at the genius bar and who knows, they might just throw in an upgrade (another 8 GB of RAM, 750 GB SSD?).
     
  3. strausd macrumors 68030

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    If a fresh install didn't fix it then yes, you should exchange it. You paid for a working product and should expect nothing less.

    However, do not expect an upgrade. Supplies are tight and it is not possible to "just throw in an upgrade" in a rMBP.
     
  4. dekka007 macrumors member

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    Nothing wrong with the macbook pro for sure.

    Sounds like something your doing with D3 transfer / migration.

    Don't install D3 does the machine crash?

    If you are transferring D3 from your old machine i suggest you do a clean install of D3.
     
  5. Walter Bell thread starter macrumors regular

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    No such thing as a free lunch and I don't expect one. I know every product that leaves the factory won't be 100% and if I happen to get a bad apple, so be it. Apple has a great exchange policy and I have always had great service.

    I am going to re-install D3 tonight and see if that fixes anything.
     
  6. dekka007 macrumors member

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    Like I said if the machine is not crashing without D3 then the machine is fine.

    I think you would be crazy to swap it and wait possibly 2 weeks for a replacement.
     
  7. Walter Bell thread starter macrumors regular

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    So far I have been surfing the web, running my day trading software, playing music through MOG, and downloading all my info through iTunes with 0 crashes.

    It must be something to do with running diablo at 2880x1800 resolution and then switching back to 1920x1200 resolution when alt-tabbed out of it.

    What would put more strain on the GPU, Windowed mode of full screen? I would think full screen, but not sure.

    Thanks!
     
  8. gokart mozart macrumors 6502

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    It could also just be a bug with tabbing out of D3 (possibly a Blizzard issue in this case). Although, your theory on the sudden change in resis seems plausible given the relative complexity of how Apple scales the OS.

    Either way, I don't think an exchange would be necessary, or that another rMBP wouldn't react the same way.
     
  9. Walter Bell thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I spoke to soon. D3 isn't even installed and the computer locked up. This is not normal. I run my laptop at 1920x1200 resolution. I had 4gb of ram free with very little strain on the CPU (monitoring in Activity Monitor). Time to find out how to pull Crash logs.
     

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