Saturday, February 22, 2014

Re: [Avid-L2] Mac Gurus, please help

Yep- tried a different GPU. I'll try the verbose method... John Moore just suggested (off list) pulling the internal RAID out, too - might be a dying power supply. Hadn't thought of that.

See, you're gurus!

Greg Huson
Secret Headquarters, Inc
Post Production / Production
Culver City, CA
323 677 2092
greg (at)

On Feb 22, 2014, at 6:41 PM, David C. Ballard <> wrote:

> greg, at this point the only thing i can think looks like you didnt try- bad gpu (have you tried a different gpu?). other than that something is probably wrong with a motherboard component, maybe the apple intel power management system, lots of stuff doesnt get initialized at safe boot like cpu and power management stuff.
> if a gpu swap doesnt work, find a used one somewhere, definitely not worth your time- you've got much more important things to do!
> David C. Ballard
> President & Creative Director | LAB 601, Inc.
> LAB 601 Digital Post
> 404.876.4601
> From: Greg Huson <>
> Reply-To: "" <>
> Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 7:46 PM
> To: "" <>
> Subject: [Avid-L2] Mac Gurus, please help
> I'm still having the 'lock up' trouble with my MacPro 3,1 - essentially,
> it runs for about 3 minutes, then rainbow pinwheels in perpetuity.
> It started doing this about two weeks ago- no known change in software
> at that time. It does NOT do this in 'safe' mode, which makes me think
> it's an OS or extension issue - but that doesn't seem right after
> today's attempts to repair
> I've tried the following, with no change in outcome (it always stalls in
> 2-3 minutes of operation when booted not in safe mode):
> - deleting the most recently added kext files (there was only one from a
> few weeks ago - everything else is months or older)
> - creating a new user
> - re-installing the OS
> - creating a 'fresh' OS install on a different hard drive - booting from
> that drive
> - removing memory in pairs, booting with minimal memory and different
> configurations
> - booting from a 'known good' HD from another machine
> - swapping in a 'known good' graphics card
> - removing all PCIe cards except gpu (although they all work correctly
> until the 'stall' happens
> and anything else I could think of and maybe haven't listed here.
> What am I missing? What else would cause this? Clock battery? It's a
> macpro 3,1 that's an assistant's station and if it uses much more of my
> time to repair, it may just have to be retired. I just don't want to
> spend the cash to replace it right now!
> Any clues or suggestions appreciated.
> gh
> -------------------------------------
> Greg Huson
> Chief
> Greg (at)


Yahoo Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo Groups is subject to:

No comments:

Post a Comment