Software or hardware issue? Cursor can move, everything else frozen!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by logicstudiouser, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

    logicstudiouser

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    I've had a bit of a frustrating issue on my 2011 MBP recently. The computer will randomly during tasks (in various applications) freeze up the entire computer. Keyboard doesn't work, time on mac stops, applications and all computer operations seize, except for trackpad movements (but I cannot click on anything). I am forced to restart everytime this happens!
    Does this sound like a hardware or software issue? What would you recommend I do? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Do you happen to have a 15" variant of the 2011 cMBP?

    The exact same issues happened to me when Radeongate struck my Mac.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

    brand

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    I would recommend reinstalling the OS and then only a small subset of applications and see if it continues to happen.
     
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