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comment diagnosing (likely) hardware fault on MBP 15'' (early 2011)
Thanks for this; even though I don't have the old MBP at hand anymore to be able to check out the serial number (it's in a different country), it's worth it if I were able to get it repaired for free to use as a backup laptop.
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
I'm observing the same thing in my logs.
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
@Buscar웃 I'm pretty sure there is nothing relevant in the logs. Often there is nothing logged for several minutes before the crash.
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comment Is it safe to delete ~/Library/Caches?
Note that "sort -n" doesn't play well with the "human readable" option (-h) in du. See for example, serverfault.com/questions/62411/…
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
@JBRWilkinson As I stated in my question, "rarely do I play a downloaded video file with a media player app", so all I can say is I haven't experienced it.
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
Interesting; I've had problems due to bad sectors in my (magnetic) hard disk on my previous MBP (IIRC there's a thread of mine on this very forum on that issue.) My current laptop has an SSD though, but I have absolutely no idea how the system responds to bad "sectors"(?) in an SSD.
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
That said, I could've missed something, so next time it happens I'll keep a copy of the action before the crash happens.
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comment MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?
@Buscar웃 while I don't claim to be an expert at reading the console logs, but when I looked at events around the crash time, I did not see anything out of the ordinary - the messages I saw were to do with apps running in the background I recognise (nvAlt, Preview, iTunes, etc.) and the same messages are peppered throughout the logs. The main thing is I wasn't able to detect any obvious correlation between the logs for two different crashes - like if the same message(s) had popped up right before each crash, that would've been telling. But I found nothing of the sort.
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comment diagnosing (likely) hardware fault on MBP 15'' (early 2011)
That wasn't my problem; besides the environment I use my laptop is fully air-conditioned. BTW, The HDD overheat problem that you seem to be experiencing often happens if the vents of your laptop get blocked with "dust bunnies"; perhaps you should have it opened up and cleaned out - might solve your issue (it's happened to several of my laptops over the years). Anyway, I got a new laptop now.
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comment installation stuck in a loop due to damaged HD
@Andrew If I remember correctly, I used rsync
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