MacBook re-occurring problems.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ryhno45, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Oct 13, 2008
    #1
    Good Afternoon MacRumors community!,

    I'm having an issue with my machine. :(

    Its a MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008), and I am have some problems that keep occurring.

    Firstly, the track pad will randomly get stuck (Will not click) and the hard crashed. This was about ~ 1 year ago.

    The second time, the hard drive failed again, ~roughly couple 6 months ago.

    The third time, the hard drive started to act real slow and stuttered a lot. Since I saw this previously, I knew what to expect so I backed up about a couple hours before the crash. ~roughly 3 months ago.

    Now recently, my track pad is again acting up. It will become unstable and I cannot click it. I am sure this problem can easily be remedied, but now the real problem occurs...
    My hard drive is stuttering randomly again!:confused:

    I'm a college student in my last year of engineering. That means a lot of reports, drawings, etc. The next 2 weeks will be hectic and I really need a computer to do my work. (The macbook seems to always fail when exams are coming....)

    What should I do? What would you do in my situation?

    Additional Info:

    This device does not have any water damage, and their is a light scratch below the "directional buttons." (Due to my watch, but it is very light.)

    I have not dropped my machine, played football with it, or jumped off a plane with it. :p

    Your suggestion(s) are greatly appreciated! Thank You!
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    USA
    #2
    To Much Gb?

    How much memory does your compter have left? If it doesn't have much left, that may be the problem. :apple:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oct 13, 2008
    #3
    According to Activity Monitor, I have 1GB of memory free of 3.75GB total. (When running AutoCAD, Word)

    For extra info, I currently have 160/250 GB free for hard drive space.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Fubar1977

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    Location:
    North Yorkshire, UK
    #4
    The trackpad "click" can be adjusted by turning a screw underneath it I believe but it might be an involved job getting to it depending on your model.
     

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