I was hella stoked when I got this new macbook air. It's got the 2.13ghz processor, 4gb ram, and 13" screen. Sweet. Worked like a champ for about 2 weeks, then all of a sudden, shite. Here's what happens:
- Flash crashes on all browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox). Firefox won't run at all.
- iMovie fails to launch, claiming I don't have the required Quartz graphics chipset.
- iPhoto fails to launch - "iPhoto quit unexpectedly"... but it never launched.
- Skype fails to launch - "Skype quit unexpectedly"... also never launched. Further, "Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to... send a report to Apple" doesn't work. Clicking Reopen fails the same way.
It seems as though either the graphics system has suffered a hardware failure, or that part of Snow Leopard is corrupted somehow. The computer worked perfectly for about 2 weeks and now is nearly useless. See attached screenshots.
iLounge offers a couple suggestions on fixing this problem, and they seem to have worked for some people, judging from the (extensive) comments. I tried 'em both, and no dice. Check out the article.
For my part, I have an appointment with the Genius Bar at the SF Apple store. I plan to bring home a new computer. This one is frucked.