maintenance for mac os x?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by i-unit123, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. i-unit123 macrumors member

    i-unit123

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    hello,

    recently my macbook pro 17" (Core Duo), decided that neither my airport card or my firewire ports existed. Eventually, after restarting around 5 times, this fixed it. However, during this time even in "about this mac" it said there was no airport card. anyways, that problem is fine now, but my question is this:

    What can i regularily do to maintain the stability of mac os x? its generally pretty good, but im sure there is something i can do. other then restarting, and repairing permissions, what is there?

    thanks alot
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I don't know of any maintenance routines you could take up to prevent a problem like that. It sounds more like a hardware issue, but hopefully it's all resolved now. Aside from calibrating your battery monthly, I find OSX doesn't really need any maintenance. Since 10.4.2, all the daily, weekly and monthly periodicals are run regularly and automatically if you sleep your machine at night. :)
     
  3. i-unit123 thread starter macrumors member

    i-unit123

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    OK, i'll try that.

    thanks


    btw, the problem i was having has resolved itself, so yea
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    I'm always suspicious when problems fix themselves. If this happens again, I'd recommend talking to Apple about it, while you're still under warranty.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. Keep everything well backed up too. :)
     

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