Safari crashing constantly

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Haifisch, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Haifisch macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    I have a 2012 MBP Retina 2.6Ghz, 16G, 256. I have all the latest updates from Apple, even the latest iTunes as of Wednesday. For the past month, Safari has been crashing constantly and usually relates to "webkit2.frameworks". I have tried repairing permissions, and verifying disks, but it is no help. I have reset safari, uninstall Java 7 but neither helps. I have tried Restore by following the instructions to hold Command-R when booting and then restore by Time Machine backup but that's no help. Also, it is frustrating to have Disk Utility tell you that you need to restore (in red font) and then tell you "HD appears to be ok" (in green font) when you run it a second time.

    I do run 1password and AbBlock but I have been doing so for many months and this is a new problem. This is the fourth mac in the household and I have never encountered anything like this.

    I have screen cap posted so maybe you guys can help. Can people get personal info off of me if I cut&paste the entire crash report?

    I do have an appointment with Apple in a few days but I thought I would try MR first. Thanks for your help.

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  2. Captpegleg macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2009
    I'm having the same problem. Firefox is my solution for now. If I reinstall the system it will work for a while. And then starts dying again.
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    The OP uses Safari, so the IGP (Intel HD 4000) should be enough. If yes, the OP can use gfxCardStatus to disable the automatic graphics card switching.

    It is also possible, that a web browser plugin or extension causes the crash. In some cases the dGPU (NVIDIA) causes the problem. At the moment, this looks like a software incompatibility issue, not like a hardware-related problem.
  4. Captpegleg macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2009
    Still crashing does this help to identify problem?

    Process: WebProcess [44231]
    Path: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/WebKit2.framework/
    Version: 8536 (8536.30.1)
    Build Info: WebKit2-7536030001000000~9
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: ??? [44229]
    User ID: 502

    Date/Time: 2013-09-24 13:44:33.922 -0400
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.8.5 (12F37)
    Report Version: 10

    Interval Since Last Report: 245834 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 5
    Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 215515 sec
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 3
    Anonymous UUID: 73089334-F32C-BFBC-0402-E996E77702C0

    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
    Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000

    VM Regions Near 0:
    __TEXT 000000010f707000-000000010f708000 [ 4K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/WebKit2.framework/
  5. Haifisch thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2012
    Issue solved

    Took it to Apple Store and they ran a full Diag test and it was bad RAM on the logic board. It would have been a $600 part + labor repair but was covered by AC. They gave me a clean ML install and I upgraded to Mavericks without a hitch.
    I could not get the 10.8.5 Supplemental Update or upgrade to Mave prior to the repair.

    Now, my machine is running as smooth as it did on Day 1.

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