2009 macbook advice please

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  1. elf69 macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    My macbook did some strange things this morning.

    I upgraded to Sierra the other day and it been running great.

    But this morning got to work and booted up.
    The apple logo with loading bar took ages, bit odd (8GB RAM and SSD)

    the was unable to move mouse or input password, after a moment it said no keyboard connected.
    So held power button and then turned on again.....

    Same, so one more try...
    Faster boot and keyboard and mouse works.

    Opened an excel sheet, would not load fully only the tool bars at top.
    Beachball and Command+Q not work, locked up the machine.

    Held power for 2-3 seconds and selected shut down.

    Restarted and seems ok at min.

    Should I be worried?

    Is there a keyboard combo like in windows (Windows+ALT+Del) for mac to see what running and disable selected processes?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    13" Mid 2009 Unibody MacBook Pro or 13" Late 2009 MacBook White? In either instance, it sounds like the HDD SATA cable is faulty. If it's the former machine, you can try install an earlier OS as the '09 13" MBP is not officially supported for Sierra.

    You can always check Activity Monitor if you want to bring up the equivalent of Task Manager.
     
  3. elf69, Sep 26, 2016
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    elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    it is a 13 inch 2009 unibody. is sierra supported, just

    is there keyboard shortcut for monitor as mouse would not work no matter what clicked on.
    and command Q not work either.

    was working fine but after weekend sat in works bag not happy.

    been ok so far after the issues this morning.

    will not hurt change sata cable.

    But if sata cable how come it loaded OS ok but at first said no keyboard and mouse and turned on my bluetooth to find one.
    Then failed to load excel but again OS OK.

    surely sata cable ok if loaded os fine.
     
  4. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well today again booted and loading bar took a lot longer than normal.

    Then showed login screen.

    But no mouse and no keyboard but mac did not tell me keyboard not detected like before.

    So held power button and rebooted, again same result.
    So on 4th try keyboard and mouse working.

    Does mac have something like "chkdsk /r" to check and repair corrupt system files like windows?

    Been running great since my last post on this thread.
    I know it an old model now and just cannot afford to replace it.
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Boot into single user mode by holding command+S during boot up. When the command prompt appears, type fsck -fy .

    This will take a few minutes to run. If it comes back and says that errors were repaired, run fsck -fy again and keep doing so until it reports repairing no errors.

    Then, reboot.
     
  6. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks, will give that a go sometime tomorrow.
     
  7. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

    elf69

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    The scan found zero errors

    This morning again first boot keyboard and mouse not work, second boot was fine.

    I know it is old machine but why randomly stop but then work on a reboot or two.
     
  8. elf69 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    My 2010 model this morning took ages to boot, strange as has an SSD and usually quite fast.

    but this morning at work, keyboard and mouse not found on boot.
    had hold power button down and then turn in on again.

    are these models prone to this?

    It's two i had do it now but rarely and seem have no real reason why.

    the one I sold to friend has not done it with new owner yet.

    And this is first time on my 2010 model.
     

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