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MacBook Freezing at OS X Utilities

My MacBook Air had its main logic board replaced a few weeks ago. After I got it back, it was crashing all the time whilst using the internet browser etc. I decided to wipe the laptop and try to reinstall from new.

When it boots, it boots to a folder with a question mark, then I press command and R, it loads to internet recovery fine, no crashing. I get to disk utilities and I press on reinstall OS X and I get so far to pressing reinstall but it then crashes and the only way to turn it off is to fully shut it down.

I have tried every single solution, but every single time we get to OS X Utilities, the computer will just freeze.

I have done this around 20 times but every single time, it freezes. I just can't find anything that works.

Thanks in advance.

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2 questions. Who replaced your board, and why did they replace your board?

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Hi there everyone,

Stormfront in the UK, an authorised apple provider, replaced my logic board and they did this as the computer before just died and wouldn't turn on.

When I got it back with the new logic board, that's when the crashing began.

I have a USB that has MAC Sierra on it, however, when I try and boot up the computer with it, it won't show, only internet recovery shows.

I have done the test booting up with D and it says everything is fine in working order.

As I said before, computer turns on fine, boots into internet recovery, loads fine and then as soon as I get to OS X Utilities, that's what it automatically crashes.

Just don't know what to do anymore as I am stuck on an island for a few weeks with no Apple Store.

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You may want to create a memtestx86 usb stick for Mac and check your ram to begin with. I've seen Windows and Macs both crash after memory starts filling up to a point.

https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

Next, I would run a Apple Hardware test:

Power on the mac then immediately press and hold the D key on your keyboard. Keep holding the D key until you see the Apple Hardware Test icon. Follow through the steps.

Another option, if the above tests work, is create a USB installer for OS/X -- once created power on holding the Option key and boot from the USB installer. In the case, for example, say El Capitan, you should get to a dialog that will let you run disk utility -- it may be that the copy of disk utility on the hard drive is corrupt.

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