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macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2014
Good day guys ,

I am having a sort of weird problem .
Alot of the preinstalled software that comes with Mac OS ,are not working .
For example : Facetime , preview , photobooth ....Terminal ....
All of the above programs are doing the exact same problem ,
after being clicked , they appear to be about to open , (icon jumping etc )
but nothing happens , due to the fact that preview is not working , i cannot view any photos on the macbook.

I have tried creating new user and trying to open them but again same issue .

Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions please .


macrumors Haswell
May 3, 2009
Perhaps something in the OS was corrupted and you may want to reinstall the OS. Be sure to back everything up first.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2014
Everything else is working fine .

Something i forgot to mention is that this is the 2nd laptop now .
The 15 inch had this problem ,
i restored with Time machine on the 13th inch and problem appeared on the 13inch as well .


macrumors 65816
Nov 19, 2006
Birmingham, UK
Perhaps there is something in your Time Machine back up that is corrupt which is being restored to the new machine/install.

Perhaps try a new user account?? If that works, move your files over?
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