Your Mac encountered a problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rafithegreat, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. rafithegreat macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Yesterday, on my way home on the train, I had my Mac on and working with the following things running:

    USB modem connected to the internet
    WD external HDD with music playing from it in VLC (headphones attached too)
    Microsoft Word and One Note running through Parallels 9

    Twice during the journey, the music started stuttering, then the Mac screen went white with the display stating something like "your Mac encountered a problem bla bla.. wait a few seconds or press any key to restart".

    The first time I had sent the report thingy to Apple but wasn't clever enough to copy the whole error log.. Does anyone have a clue what might have caused this problem?

    The Mac I have is a 2013 MBA, 13'', 256 GB, i5 and 8 GB RAM.


    Any insight will be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Sounds like a failing USB connection or cable to the drive.

    Hope you keep backups of all your portable drives.
     
  3. Pakaku macrumors 68000

    Pakaku

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    I guess if youre really curious, you could try digging through the Console app...
     
  4. rafithegreat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not quite sure how to do that..

    TimeMachine was also running at the time. The stuff on the hard drive is mainly music that I have backups of elsewhere, and other files. None were harmed and nothing was corrupted after I rebooted. Just really, really weird as it's a powerful Mac and I see no reason why it would have happened.. Unless maybe the USB Modem was the cause of the problem..


    On another note -

    When I double click a OneNote or Word file in my DropBox folder, it does the animation as if it's about to open, but it doesn't. I need to copy the files to the desktop before I can open them. Any idea why this might be?
    Also, I can't scroll using 2-finger scroll in OneNote. It works in Word though..

    Any thoughts?


    Thanks :)
     

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