Screen freezes often

Politis

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Nov 10, 2010
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3 or 4 times a week my MacBook laptop freezes. When this happens, I can move the cursor around the screen but I cannot click on anything, or change anything on the screen. So I have to force quit by keeping the power button pressed down and then start up again.
The screen freezes when I am on the internet and clicking on something - like making the screen larger, or opening a site within a highly trusted site, or something else.
I called my internet service provider and there is nothing wrong with my line. Any ideas?
 

vmachiel

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Feb 15, 2011
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That's what I thought, i have the exact same thing and believe it or not i'm going to the apple store this saturday to have them take a look at it.

What I found it is, is that this happens because of the switching between the two graphics cards. After such a crash, the same console message always appears talking about Nvid (Nvidia) and Open GL. Since I turned switching off and thus always use the discrete graphics, i haven't had a single crash.

This is of course not a solution since this drains battery life when i'm not plugged in and it's supposed to work with switching. I hope Apple can replace the motherboard or something; that's where the hardware fault is according to other people who've had this problem.
 
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