The day we returned from China, I went to the Apple Store to drop off my MacBook Pro for service. Kernel panics, sudden restarts, and crash on sleep were not things a brand-new MacBook Pro should be doing. I had to wait over a week for the service technicians to do their job, and today I picked up my MBP. It’s not quite the same MBP, as Apple replaced the logic board and RAM.
The first thing that I did when I got back home was to plug in my 250GB FireWire Hard Drive and perform a SuperDuper Clone of the drive. 7 minutes into the copy, I received yet another kernel panic! This was not building my confidence in the repair to say the least. Nonetheless, I restarted the computer, made my clone, wiped the computer and reinstalled OS X.
It’s 22:56 right now, and I’m just about finished installing all third-party software on to the machine: Aperture, Final Cut Pro, Transmit, Fusion, Yojimbo, etc. Here’s to an end to kernel panics, sudden restarts, and crash on sleep!