MacBook Pro Retina freezing/crashing

Just a little over 2 weeks ago, I got the new 13in Retina MacBook Pro, which is a great machine. I brought it home, moved over the files from my previous Air, and then proceeded to work as usual, etc… However, every few hours, seemingly at random, the computer would freeze and just stop working. Seemed a bit unusual for a brand new computer. I figured it might be a software issue with one of the programs I use and/or an issue with the migration from my old computer, so I just ignored it at first. It became more and more frequent after a few days, so I looked into it some more. The internet (aka the Apple support forums) recommended I do a SMC reset and a PRAM reset. Did both, and am happy to report that it’s been almost a week and no more crashing and freezing.

Goes to show that despite their reputation, Apple computers aren’t without problems. Also a good reminder, that Google is always there when you experience an issue, and is often a good first sanity-check/self-troubleshooting method before visiting the genius bar or other tech support 🙂

6 Comments on “MacBook Pro Retina freezing/crashing

  1. Has the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display been a satisfactory solution for you as a WordPress Developer?

    I am shopping for one for myself and would love your input on this Joachim.

  2. So odd that I saw this post tonight, because I had problems with this once before and today I had the first incident of it starting to happen again.

    If you run into problems when you’re using Chrome, it’s worth resetting your user profile (make sure you have it synced first):

    That fixed me up the last time. We’ll see if it helps this time as well.

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