My iMac randomly freezes and crashes on me. Most of the freezes occur when scrolling with my trackpad on websites with Google Chrome. I get the pinwheel and have to use the power button to turn off and on the iMac. I haven't noticed any particular connection to Flash websites or video related sites. It just seems kind of random. I've also been careful to have absolutely nothing else running and it still does not prevent it.
Also, from time to time the iMac will crash and go to a solid color screen. Either Blue-Gray, White or Black. It seems to be random colors. When this happens, I have to use the power button to cycle it off and back on again.
Some info about my iMac: Model Identifier: iMac7,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Mac OSX 10.6.8
What could be causing this or how can I diagnose the problem? I can give more info if needed.
I have a 2006 imac (1GB memory) with tiger that had been having some issues last year with crashing so I ended up and installing snow leopard and it worked great for about a year and now its acting up again. It freezes at least 2 times a day and I can't open the force quit window so I shut it off manually, but when I turn it back on it has these weird lines on it like a line of pixels got corrupted or something, but sometimes they go away. I save everything to an external drive so I don't think it has to do with it being overloaded. I did notice it mostly happens when I'm multitasking (more than one tab open, or word and firefox open at the same time) or watching a movie. Occasionally it will crash and the screen goes a peach color with white lines and I have to manually restart.
I have a problem with my iMac 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (2 GB 667 MHz DDR 2 SDRAM), running OSX 10.6.5. OSX crashes and freezes all the time. Nothing works anymore. Sometimes it just freezes, and I can only move my cursor, but nothing reacts anymore. Sometimes the screen blacks (or sometimes blanks) out or shows the weird moving colours as shown on the photo I just took below: After restart, it often happens again and again. Then the iMac is fine for a couple of days, before it freezes again. Can anyone diagnose the problem from the info above?
My screen freezes from time to time and CPU overheats.I have increased the fan speed with SMC download but still happens 2-3 times a day when downloading or watching video, also when using SKYPE worse when using both? BBC iPlayer does not make it freeze?
just recently on my mac pro any simple task causes the finder to freeze or crash, it then relaunches itself but with no menu bar and zero functionality. disk repair says disk ok, permissions repair complete, also tried trashing the finder preference file,and starting again.but to no resolution of problem.this morning though i got a crash report (first time) this is a screen shot from the first few lines, you may need to zoom in to read it properly.
I have a 2010 15" Macbook pro and I was wondering what information do I need to know to be able to upgrade from 4GB - 8GB. My macbook pro sometimes freezes, I did a clean install of OS X Lion two days ago, and now I am still having some crashes and freezes, I was just wondering if I need to add an extra ram. Also, I would like to know what's the maximum of Ram MBP could handle or be installed in.
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
A few months ago I had a problem with my Macbook Pro, (late 2009 model, 15" 2.53 ghz) that many users with Snow Leopard have, the random 30 second freezes. I simply reset the PRAM and SMC and I never encountered it again. Now, out of the blue, on Sunday (yesterday), I started experiencing these hangs again, but worse. The night before I had been browsing the web and my battery went to reserve and shut down, so I plugged it in and when I awoke and turned it on I started experiencing problems. I figured I would try the same fix, and it almost seemed to make the problem worse. Now if I shut down the computer via "apple -> shut down", then turn it back on and log in etc., from the first few seconds the machine hangs. If I open a folder I get the immediate beach-ball and the machine is un-responsive for anywhere from 1 minute - 5+ minutes.
I have read a lot of fixes for this problem, but most of the people's problems resulted from using Safari or Spotlight. I strictly use Firefox and very rarely even open Safari, and I think I've used Spotlight maybe 3 times total, none in the past few months. So far the things I've tried are:
- Reset PRAM - Reset SMC - Run Disc Utility and verify, repair etc. (from SL install disc)
So I'm wondering right now what can I do? Its finals week right now and im in college so wiping my HD is not an option. I feel like there is just something hanging the computer but I can't find the culprit.
Because of the many problems I heard about using FCS3 with Snow Leopard when they both first came out, I've held off upgrading my OS from 10.5.8. Now that some time has passed, is it safe to install Snow Leopard without worrying about freezes and crashes with using Final Cut Studio 3? Also, have most of the 3d party software developers updated their apps for 10.6? I'd like to install Snow Leopard for my other apps but not at the expense of FCS.
Information: MacBook Pro Core Duo 2 2.16 Mhz Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Since the last itunes update (May be a co incidence) , my 27" Mac keeps crashing with a white screen and flickering It then wont restart most times, even when using boot up options such as option, Cmd P+R. even removing power!waiting and restarting etc on most restarts wont work its a white screen.
Info: iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)
i have an imac intel core duo late 2006 model... with a 20 inch display... it has 128mb vram and i'd like to add another display. i run my mac with the highest resolution of 1680 x1050 and i'd like to keep this resolution and add another display maybe another 20" screen. has anyone done this? and what are the performance results... will there be any lag or problems?
I have a 'aging' 2006 mac pro with dual 2.66 mhz cpu's. The system is snappy enough for most tasks on the mac side but when running windows 7 pro 64 bit and ripping some of my bluerays the cpu's peg at 100% and it takes a while. My question is how does my 2.66ghz dual cpu mac pro compare cpu wise against the new intel core i7 930 cpu family? I know I cannot drop one into my mac pro but I have been thinking about building a new pc with the i7 and picking up a mac mini for my wife who refuses to leave the mac camp then sell my old mac pro.
As the title suggests, I am after info on anyone who has a 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac and has upgraded the hard drive to be a SSD. My iMac is going in for repair this weekend due to a broken power supply, I had the original 500GB hard drive taken out, but I'm thinking about upgrading the hard drive to an SSD, however as the current SSD's are SATA-III I'm not sure if it would work. Ideally I would like to keep the 500GB hard drive in there as well as the SSD.
Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6), First Gen Intel (2006) 2.16Mhz
I can't do anything longer than 5 minutes before it freezes and I have to restart it. Its really annoying. Also yes it is in a well ventilated area and I downloaded a system prefs add on to control the fan.
I have an IMac, early 2006, A1174. Went to awake it from sleep last night, and the power was off. I hit the button to turn it on, no response. I tried different outlets and power cords, same results. The front light doesn't come on, but I do hear the spinning for a split second. I've never had this problem before. I tried leaving it unplugged for several minutes, and I also unplugged my printer, keyboard, external hard drive, everything! No different results.
I Have a 17' iMac 2006 It has had lines in it for a while and i have called Apple Support and they have not helped me at all and no my entire screen has went out it makes it impossible to do anything I am having to try to use my dads Macbook to do my College homework?
Info: iMac (17-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.7.4), With crapy screen lines
I have a 2006 White Intel Imac and I recently replaced the Superdrive with a non apple Panasonic Superdrive Model: UJ-85J-B from a used Acer Laptop. The replacement drive has no sensor circuit board. After putting it back together there was a loud humming noise and I assumed it was the new drive but when I took it out and started the Imac without it the noise remained? Now I am thinking it is the fan just below where the Superdrive sits? I blew out as much dust as I could from this fan and around the bottom of the case and that made the noise just a little less annoying. It sounds like it is about to take off like an jet airplane?
Apple keep telling me I need to update to icloud but I'm not sure if Lion will work on my Mac. I've upgraded to snow leopard which seems to have knackered my .me or .mac account (whatever it's called now), so I don't seem to have any option but to upgrade to Lion if I every want to see my emails again. Apple say I must have a Intel Core 2 processor for Lion to work. at least I think that's what they say. I have a mac book pro, 2006 with an 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, can I update to Lion?
... after upgrading from Tiger to Leopard. Did a straight upgrade from install (not an archive & install).
It gets to the login screen quickly, enter password and then endless beachball.
Started in single user mode and did fsck, restarted from install disk & repaired (no problems) and repaired preferences. Restarted with PRAM reset. Restarted in safe mode.
No problems booting from DVD.
ONE TIME I rebooted after single user mode and it worked, I used that opportunity to run the combo updater (downloaded today from Apple).
I did find a support page that spoke of a similar condition in early aluminum (2007) iMacs, but this file would not install on my machine.
I did an archive and install of Leopard and then updated via Software Update, which should have gotten any updates needed for this machine. Now again, it only boots as far as the blue screen (on auto login). I did not see a similar update file needed for THIS iMac.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), model 5,1 2.16GHz 20" core2Duo 4GB
The internal optical drive (MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-846) for my Intel iMac (late 2006) stop working after listening to a music CD. I inserted another music CD and the drive will try to read the CD, but after awhile, it would eject the CD. I inserted the last music CD I listened to and it did the same thing. Then I inserted several other data cds into the drive resulting in the same problem.
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Recently my iMac had been experiencing problems, I took apart and checked everything and put back together. Problems were gone but the screen suddenly started gradienting from brighter on the top to darker on the bottom. Brightness overall is also lower now.
My question is what can be creating this? The black tape that was around was ripped, I've heard it's creating static isolation, can that be it? Also I possibly pulled power cord too hard, can it be possible that display is not getting enough power?