a few issues with macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by torero23, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    Snellville, GA
    Hi everyone. I've had my MacBook for 2 and half years now. Its an aluminum MacBook from late 2008. I'm having a few issues with it. First, it has started to run slow. I get the little beach ball icon very often. Second, Safari keeps crashing on me. This has gotten a lot worse in the past two weeks. It has crashed 5 or 6 times today alone. Third, it runs extremely hot even if I've only been using it for a few minutes. My question is: is there anyway to fix these issues without it costing me the price of a new computer? Should I just consider buying a new MacBook? I know next to nothing about troubleshooting/fixing computers... Thanks for any help.

  2. macrumors demi-god


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
  3. macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Repair your permissions in disk utility.

    If that doesn't work, back up all your data and reinstall osx.

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