Bizarre OSX Issues..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SSpiro, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. SSpiro macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    Issues just started today on my MBP..

    Firefox started locking up on me while pages would be loading... then when I would go to force quit the app, OSX would give me the hanging beach ball. Dock wouldn't work, force quit wouldn't work, etc. I had to hold power button down.

    Restarted, reset permissions, cleaned logs, ran few ONYX maint apps, etc. Loaded up firefox, and used laptop for 5-10 minutes, and had the same problem again. Had to escape the same way.

    What is going on? Any thoughts?

    Details:
    * I'm at work on a new network using 64-bit encryption.
    * Just updated firefox yesterday with 2.0.0.5..
    * OSX is up to date on updates

    Let me know what other details you need..
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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  3. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    Will have to experiment and advise. Using Firefox right now, and things are fine..
     
  4. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    RAM

    I've had similar symptoms when ram sticks have died or become un-seated.
    Open the machine, remove the sticks, blow with a can of air, replace, and re-boot. Then run a memory tester.
     
  5. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    Just installed this RAM about 2-3 weeks ago... you don't think its bad, do you?

    Any recommendations on a memory tester?
     
  6. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes it takes a few weeks for flaws in bad ram to manifest, so it's certainly possible it's bad. If not correctly installed a few weeks of bouncing around can unseat the chip and cause trouble (far more likely than a bad stick).

    I use memtestosx, costs something like $1. Some linux live CDs also have memory tests on them, but I haven't used them.
     
  7. SSpiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    SSpiro

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    I'll try reseating tonight when I get home.
     

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