MBP keeps freezing, logs stall, constantly need to reboot
This is a 2.53 unibody from 2009, which has been having many issues. It seemed to start around the time of the 1.7 firmware update but the system has since been rolled back.
From a cold boot I can work (browse the web, email) for maybe 20 min, until safari or firefox will begin to start stalling. Almost like there is a network hang or disk hang. After maybe 30 sec it will resolve. But after a while the system will just completely lock and give me the pinwheel of death. If I reboot right away it will give me issues right from boot time.
If I let it cool (but it is not really even hot), it will work again from cold boot.
Hardware test came up clean and was able to perform the extended test. I have also been able to re-install the system a few times on different disks, so it is does not seem to be an overheating issue.
Any thoughts? Logic Board gone bad?
This happens on a fresh install. Cocktail would have nothing to address. Ran CPU tests on it today, and ran fine. Worked on it for a little but and all good. Put it into target disk mode, copied data to it, no issues. Rebooted into the OS, crashed (pinwheel of death). Rebooted, no longer saw the drive. Bad drive you say? This has happened with 3 separate, known working drives. Put the drive on a USB sled and works fine. Could it be a bad cable? really, if so, I would think it would just not work at all, not intermittent
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