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  • Reports of MacBook Air Problems Spread
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WxEsstiEMc]YouTube - MacBook Air 11.6" Problem (Video Card Glitch)[/ame]


    An increasing number of new owners of 2010 MacBook Airs are reporting random kernel panics, freezing and display distortion with lines across the screen, and inability to wake from sleep, but no issue has yet been acknowledged by Apple. There are already a couple of discussion threads on Apple's support forums, and one MacBook Air owner posted the YouTube video above showing the issues he's experiencing.

    The problem is getting a high profile as some Mac bloggers' Airs are showing similar symptoms. Cult of Mac staff writer David Martin "observed horizontal sparkling bands running up and down the screen," he writes, "but the computer did not freeze," writes David Martin. He also notes that in addition to editor Leander Kahney having two kernel panics on his 13-inch MacBook Air and one on his 11-incher, Martin has experienced one that he "attributed to my attempting to boot with an SD card built on a MacBook Pro." Also, Serenity Caldwell of Macworld is having trouble with her 11-inch MBA, saying that it "randomly cut to a gray screen during Screen Sharing and only a reboot could cure it." She's also seen the screen "turn a variety of colors: gray again, tan, gray-black, and - on Monday - blue." An unnamed Apple Genius who worked with Caldwell reportedly said that "the Air's logic board might possibly be at fault."

    The day the new models were announced, Apple released MacBook Air (Late 2010) Software Update 1.0, which fixed a problem where system became unresponsive while playing a movie trailer in iMovie or after waking from sleep when an external display is connected. Apple's general operating pattern is to not admit any problem exists until they have a tested and verified fix ready for release, but affected users should still head to the Genius Bar without delay.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Reports of MacBook Air Problems Spread started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Dreamer_d13's Avatar
      Dreamer_d13 -
      I think Mac has some great products, you'll never catch me without my iPhone 4 or my MacBook pro but I do have to say with all my Mac products I've had some kind of issue where as on my pc I've had 0 so far and I've had the same pc for about 5 years now... I can't complain tho, they do always fix the issues but the main thing I hate about apple is the try way to hard to control us!!! "if you jailbreak your iPhone on 4.1 you'll leave a water mark" hahaha I mean come on, we pay these huge prices for faulty devices that we can't customize? I just think they need to relax a bit...
    1. doctorvik's Avatar
      doctorvik -
      just returned my second macbook air 11 for a full refund -- completely unusable due to kernal panic "attacks" - needs some xanax or something - at least they gave me a full refund (I bought it the day it came out )
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Why is this under iPhone news?
      Because Paul doesn't understand that there's other sections to this site. All his news regardless of topic he posts them here. It's ridiculous and completely unprofessional. I mean, I'm all for a varied-range of articles but at least post them in the right section.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      Where should this be then? Its not news?
      It's not IPHONE news. This site has iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Mac sections, each with it's appropriate news section. I just don't understand how we're always reminding people when asking for help to post in the correct section when the writer themselves apparently can't grasp such a simple concept.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by DRFP View Post
      OK I'm tired of it too anyway

      I think a new Rule for MODMYI is ( since so many worship the Apple Idol)

      1. only happy positive Apple news and put it in the right section.
      The first part is so wrong - but the second part is so right.

      So overall a 'meh'
    1. gregcarolann's Avatar
      gregcarolann -
      Quote Originally Posted by mardinn View Post
      Hahaha. I love when something that Steve produces gets problems. This made my day!
      Except for the chassis Apple is using the same or similar hardware, allot of it's software is cheaper than PC's.

      Why do we have to pay 2 - 3 times the amount for the Apple laptop compared to Dell, HP Gateway etc. And the desk tops are even more , only thing close is the Mac Mini.