My iBook G4 is screwed up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nazmac21, Mar 13, 2007.

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    nazmac21

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    GarageBand does not open (says its missing Quicktime content), Firefox freezes and crashes every 5-10 minutes and keyboard and trackpad do not work from time to time (not responsive at all sometimes).
    What should I do?
     
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    mad jew

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    Create a new user account in System Preferences and see if the troubles carry over. Do you have plenty of free space on your hard drive? :)
     
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    nazmac21

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    I have 27.8 GB(40GB Harddrive) of Harddrive space left.
     
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    mad jew

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    ...And the new user account? :)
     
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    nazmac21

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    There are still problems in the new user account. Should I just re-install clean?
     
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    mad jew

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    A reinstall might help, but firstly lets look at your third party apps and peripherals. Also, do you have any third party RAM? :)
     
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    nazmac21

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    I have stock RAM but I have a lot of third pary apps like Google Earth, HoltPuzzle Pro, Logger Pro 3, Macromedia Suit, Marble Blast Gold, Stuffit Expander and USB Shot.
     
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    mad jew

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    Get rid of the system changing apps and hacks for a start. Better?
     
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    nazmac21

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    I am goint to back up right now (at 5:40 AM Minneapolis/Saint Paul Time) and re-install Mac OS X clean.
     
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    Sun Baked

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    Is there any way we can replicate the problem on his other computers. :p
     
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    nazmac21

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    My MacBook is fine and I installed the 10.4.9 Update that was released today on the MacBook and iBook G4. Both are working good:).
     

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