Great way to start the day! ;(

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Josias, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    Man! I just woke up, and suddenly everything goes wrong with my brand new MB.
    1. I start the computer, and when I see on the MR frontpage that there are new Apple ads on their website, I open their website in a new window, and BAM!
    FireFox carshes, and I get the "You have to restart you computer" windows for the first time in my life on a Mac:mad: :mad:
    2. When I rebooted, I used Safari, though it's slower, it doens't crash, and I'm using it now. Suddenly, my Mighty Mouse won't scroll down on MacRumors frontpage:eek: . I fixed it by unplugging it, and the scrollball hard against a piece of paper, and got all the dirt out from inside the mouse.
    3. Now, my Wireless Sennheiser headphones (not junk, real good quality), start saying beep and poof noises all the time. They've never done this before:mad: . Not even on my old Windows or my shuffle (I don't believe it is the MacBook though).
    4. Now my MacBook said it's first moo. How cute!:mad:

    EDIT: None of this has ever happened before. Neither have I had any issues with anything else related/connected to my precious MacBook.
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

    FF_productions

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    Better visit that Apple Store...

    It's really late so I'm going to give you some random advice
    Run the Hardware Test that came with MacBook
    Zap that PRAM or whatever ram it is called
    Re-Install Tiger
    Have this MacBook replaced before it completely dies

    I'm off to sleep now..if I said anything stupid just ignore it.
     
  3. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    What? Replace my baby.:eek:
    1. It is only normal that FireFox crashes once every 2nd month or so.
    2. The Mighty Mouse had nothing to do with the MacBook, and it's fixed now.
    3. I found out it was because the Sennheisers had it's connector smudged with dirt. Cleaned it now, and perfect crisp sound.
    4. Because it mooed once for 10 seconds, doesn't mean I have to return it. He won't do it again, he promised!:D

    BTW, were you joking?
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The thing about OS X is that Firefox can crash, but it shouldn't give you a kernel panic. It's very rare that a piece of software running in OS X can do that to the system. I know it happens/happened in some versions of Windows, but in OS X, the program should go down, not the OS.

    But a few random KP's here and there are kind of a fact of life....
     
  5. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    I have been very unlucky since that terrible morning. 1: I opened FrontRow, and pulled put my headphone plug: You need to restart your computer. 2: I opened PhotoBooth, and there was just a green screen, then I quit PhotoBooth, and wam: You need to restart your computer:mad: I'm really mad and confused...:( :confused: :mad:
     
  6. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Is that smiley winking and frowning? I'm so confused! :D
     
  7. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    I wanted it to look real mad and confused. ;( looks better than :( . #2 just looks sad...:D
     
  8. someguy macrumors 68020

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    You nailed it! ;)
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    Just a couple of questions -

    1. Have you installed anything recently that might be impairing your MB's ability to perform its duties to the best of its abilities - like Boot Camp or something?

    2. Have you run Disk Utility to repair permissions?

    3. Have you zapped the PRAM?
     
  10. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    The only things I have installed 'cept for the stuff that came on it is MSN, Office, FireFox and VLC.

    I dunno what disk utility or PRAM is...:confused: :D
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

    emw

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    To get to Disk Utility, go to Applications > Utility > Disk Utilities. From their you can Repair Permissions on your hard disk.

    To "zap" the PRAM (Parameter RAM), hold down Cmd-Opt-P-R at startup.

    Here's a nice thread. It's probably a Guide somewhere here too.
     
  12. bankshot macrumors 65816

    bankshot

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    The Apple Hardware Test is mostly useless. Instead, just test the memory thoroughly. Given the number of crashes, I'll bet it doesn't pass the tester in that link.
     
  13. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Yup. This may not be helpful. I hate to breeaak it to you, but you have a truly messed up MB.

    I don't know how all of this could happen so quickly!
     
  14. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

    kalisphoenix

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    You can't coddle these little bastards, Josias. The boy's in need of some corporal punishment. Don't be afraid to let Mr. Hand turn into Mr. Fist.
     
  15. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    It never mooed again, and he's been nice. I zapped the PRAM, ran disk utility and did that memory test. There was nothing wrong with the memory, but neither have I had any further problems.:D
     
  16. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

    kalisphoenix

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    Well, you did brainwash him....
     
  17. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    Yeah, I also had a screen issue which I told about in this thread, but otherwise it's been good.:D
     

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