Re: Since 12/29/2021 afternoon PST, MacBook Pro (MBP) froze hard twice minutes after waking up.From: AntNewsgroups:
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Fri, 7 Jan 2022 11:45 UTC
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I have no idea if this new symptom is related to the earlier/previous
lock/freeze issue. I connected a year old 5 TB ext. USB HDD to AUSKEY
hub to do a Time Machine back up into its encrypted APFS partition. It
prompted me its password and failed so I had to re-enter it (used the
touchbar's unlock button instead of enter key and mouse click), and then
it never mounted. I tried to force mount it in macOS Big Sur v11.6.2's
Disk Utilty app, but nothing. Not even an error.
I ran First Aid on the drive and its partitions (also have exFAT and old
macOS extended journal (HFS+). No isssues. I disconnected and
reconnected the drive for APFS partition. No password prompt this time
even though the other Time Machine drive/partition did which was fine. I
told Disk Utility to mount that same APFS drive/partition and then
finally got an error -- "Could not mount ???APFS (Encrypted) Black Seagate
HD???. (com.apple.DiskManagement.disenter error 49218.)". That's not good.
So, I decided to unplug the HDD with all drives unmounted again and
rebooted. The shut down took like a minute and then finally rebooted by
itself. I logged in and retried the external USB HDD with its APFS
drive/partition. It worked fine this time. Hmm, weird/odd. I'm seeing
lots of random (weir/od)ness these days! :(
In comp.sys.mac.portables Ant <email@example.com> wrote:
Since 12/29/2021 afternoon PST, MacBook Pro (MBP) froze hard twice minutes after waking up.
First one was when MBP was asleep (lid closed) and moved (cables were still connected) from the desk due to cleaning the room. Opened its lid up, relogged in the current standard(not admin)-level account, and used it for a few minutes. It was fine and then it froze hard.
Second one was about 30 minutes ago after MBP was asleep for hours from its idle time. Logged in just fine and then log out of this same standard account back to the login screen with multiple accounts. And then, it froze hard right away.
When MBP was frozen, its cursor (both external USB mouse and internal trackpad) and keyboard navigations (including LED lights) didn't respond. Closing and reopening lid, and disconnecting and reconnecting external powered USB devices didn't help at all. I even tried to reproduce this hard lock ups from what I remember. I doubt it is temperature related since it had been in the 60-70 degrees(F) indoor from the outdoor cold weather and rain. Right now, I'm running Disk Utility app's first aid to see if its internal 2 TB SSD is OK.
I'm wondering if there is a hardware issue in this year old (12/29/2020) 13" 2020 A2251 model (MWP62LL/A) MBP. It has Intel Core i7 (2.3 GHz; quad-core 10th gen. i7 CPU; 8 MB; L3 cache (Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz)), 32 GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X RAM, 2 TB PCIe-based SSD, Intel Iris Plus graphic, macOS Big Sur v11.6.2, etc. Using AUKEY USB C Hub 12-in-1 Type C Adapter for ASUS VA27DQSB 27??? 1080P monitor's HDMI and a very old MS USB mouse.
Is there anything else to try before going to an Apple store to diagnose and fix? I assume warranty extended since it was from 12/29/2020. :( Thank you for reading and hopefully answering soon. :)
So tired and achy even without COVID-19. Need more tree and hair cuts! 2022 isn't any better and different so far. :(
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