Sudden death on MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wombatjuice, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. wombatjuice macrumors newbie

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    First of all, a good day to all MR members. Been lurking around but have this question I got to ask.

    Recently about a month ago, I bought the latest i7 15" mbp cto with the hi-res screen and 7200rpm hdd option. All was fine but there were some niggles with it.

    On occasions, while using the mbp or waking from sleep, I'll encounter this grey overlay screen where it asks you to hold down the power button for 10s to shut it off. I suppose this is some panic attack? For the record, before those moments, nothing intensive was running.

    Does anyone encounter this problem or have a fix to it? :confused:
    I've never seen this on my (abused) 12" PB running 10.3.9; it is THAT stable.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's a Kernel Panic. If it happens a lot, contact Apple and let them have a look at it.
    Have you added any RAM yourself?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. wombatjuice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi spinnerlys,

    Ah yes, it's that screen. Does 5 times in 2 months sound frequent?

    Nope, didn't add anything.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    It's not really that frequent. But I haven't had one in one or two months, and all in all, I had 20 or so Kernel Panics with 4/5 Macs in since 2006.

    If it keeps on happening, you still have warranty. You also have two months of telephone support left.
     
  5. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

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    Did you install anything new? Better yet did you install anything right before the kernel panics began to happen? Does it happen in a pattern? ex at start up?
     
  6. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    isnt this the equivalent to a windows blue screen of death?
     
  7. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    I've never had one (in over a year with my MBP)
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Yes, pretty much.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Except with the blue screen, you usually get an error message of saying what happened (even if it's obscure); with Macs, you get nothing… just a stupid screen that says you need to reboot and no explanation.
     

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