Start up issues, crash, weird graphics, fsck, HELP!!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mac4ten, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. mac4ten macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    A couple of days ago I had to force shut and restart my MacBook Pro during a routine software update - I was downloading java at the time i think. The screen was hanging there and I had no alternative. Since then I haven't been able to log back into my MacBook Pro for longer than five and that only happened once time - long enough to complete the software update and run disc utilities repair.

    During the repair it crashed again and I had to force quit and shut everything down.

    I'm forced to continually restart and now the graphics are beginning to fail. The picture looks similar to a Scottish kilt, horizontal and vertical lines of various colours - pink, green, red, black, blue etc.

    I've tried restarting in safe mode - don't work.
    Restarting holding down C, D, SHIFT, CMD S and running through /sbin/fsck -fy etc.... nothing works.

    My MacBook Pro is a month or two shy of two years - has anyone else experienced this, can anyone offer genuine advice other than buy a new one.

    I got a new MacBook in the flat but there's no firewire port to salvage my files off the old Pro.

    Pix attached.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    I've got the same model as you, that's your graphics card gone.

    If you can't boot normally, try booting into single user mode. You should be able to use UNIX commands to copy data off the disk with UNIX commands.

    If the OS was corrupted by the failing update and you can't boot into single user mode, you could try booting from a live linux CD, and using the command line to copy files off.

    Apple won't normally replace the whole computer, they'll just replace the logic board, leaving the hard drive intact.
  3. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    That multi-language restart message in your screen shot is a "kernel panic." Those are bad. They usually occur when you have a serious hardware and/or RAM problem. In this case, it appears to be hardware. Jethryn's probably correct.
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    Yeah, your GPU seems to be bad. You need to install a new GPU (video card). The Kernel Panic is caused by malfunctioning hardware, so I think until you get a new GPU installed, you won't be able to boot (I have never had this happen to me so I am not sure, can anyone verify?)
  5. terriblyjordan macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    Racine WI
  6. mikehoncho macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Hello I am having the same issue!!!
    It started to do this yesterday.

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  7. egold macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2010

    Im not a mack person by no means but I had the same issue with the red lines and reboot. I did some research on how to back up my files using single user. I launched single user still had the red lines but it did boot into single user. I had no how to do any commands there seeing this is my daughters mac. so i shut it down and decided what the hell and rebooted. it booted up normally but it's still running slow. when it did boot i got a screen that said the operating system was shut down and gave this is what it gave me

    Fri Nov 26 18:22:35 2010
    panic(cpu 1 caller 0x001AB0FE): Kernel trap at 0x363bbc1e, type
    14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x8001003b, CR2: 0x000000bc, CR3: 0x01bbb000, CR4: 0x00000660
    EAX: 0x2f5d1630, EBX: 0x04aa8004, ECX: 0x04aee800, EDX: 0x00000000
    CR2: 0x000000bc, EBP: 0x2f5d1668, ESI: 0x00000000, EDI: 0xffffffff
    EFL: 0x00010246, EIP: 0x363bbc1e, CS: 0x00000008, DS: 0x04ae0010
    Error code: 0x00000000

    Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
    0x2f5d1408 : 0x12b4c6 (0x45f91c 0x2f5d143c 0x13355c 0x0)
    0x2f5d1458 : 0x1ab0fe (0x469a98 0x363bbc1e 0xe 0x469248)
    0x2f5d1538 : 0x1a1713 (0x2f5d1550 0x9 0x2f5d1668 0x363bbc1e)
    0x2f5d1548 : 0x363bbc1e (0xe 0x48 0x2f5d0010 0x363f0010)
    0x2f5d1668 : 0x363c3baa (0xc1d0000c 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
    0x2f5d16c8 : 0x363b628f (0x2f5d1858 0x6 0x0 0x0)
    0x2f5d1828 : 0x363a7402 (0x0 0x600d600d 0x7027 0x2f5d1858)
    0x2f5d18e8 : 0x3659501b (0xc1d0000c 0x1000000 0x1000003 0x40)
    0x2f5d1918 : 0x365a07ac (0x2497e000 0x1000000 0x88100090 0x3e)
    0x2f5d38a8 : 0x3657c189 (0x2497e000 0x1000000 0x15 0x2497e01c)
    0x2f5d39a8 : 0x363a2b29 (0x2497e000 0x0 0x2f5d3ab2 0x80)
    0x2f5d3a08 : 0x3636869d (0x4b2f400 0x0 0x2f5d3ab2 0x80)
    0x2f5d3b38 : 0x36369f44 (0x4b2f400 0x3636d62c 0x2f5d3bec 0x4)
    0x2f5d3c08 : 0x36354c18 (0x4b2f400 0x1 0x0 0x13)
    0x2f5d3c68 : 0x3634dbe6 (0x4b2f400 0x2f5d3d2c 0x4938be4 0x4b2f400)
    0x2f5d3c98 : 0x415e83 (0x4b2f400 0x4938be4 0x4938be4 0x0)
    Backtrace continues...
    Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies):>0x365fdfff

    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: WindowServer

    Mac OS version:

    Kernel version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.8.0: Wed Jul 15 16:55:01 PDT 2009;
    System model name: MacBookPro3,1 (Mac-F4238BC8)

    System uptime in nanoseconds: 423148347158
    unloaded kexts:
    loaded kexts: 2.1 - last loaded 415556516713 2.0.2 6.0.3 2.8.15 5.4.8 3.4.0a17 1.6.0 1.7.4f1 1.7.4f1 1.7.4f1 2.1.9f10 2.1.9f10 3.5.2 2.1.1 2.1.1 2.7.91 1.2.2 1.5.3 3.1.13b2 3.4.9 3.5.2 1.1.0 3.9.7 3.4.6 1.7.0 2.0.1 1.2.0 3.5.2 1.2.3 1.4 158.10.5 1.2.5 1.2.5 1.4 1.2.5 1.4 3 107.12 1.8.77 199 30.4 76.2.0 5.4.8 3.4.0a17 2.3.1d1 1.7.3 1.7.3 3.4.6 2.1.9f10 2.1.9f10 3.2.0 1.5 2.1.1 1.5 1.5 2.1.1 1.6.1 3.4.9 1.5.0 2.0.1 3.5.2 1.2.0 1.1 1.5.5 1.5.6 1.2.5 1.2.0 2.6

    I have no idea what all this means I'm a windows guy but anyway this seems to be the only about this issue other than most saying the logic board is bad.

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