brand new mbp (2011) soo slow and freezing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by apecrazy, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. apecrazy macrumors newbie

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    i have had my mbp for about a month now. at the same time as me, my other 2 roommates got new mbp also. they go the standard config at the apple store, but i ordered mine custom with an ssd. myself and one other of them are having problems with the computer being super slow and getting a lot of the spinning pinwheel thing. sometimes i will be typing and the words will take about 5 seconds to show up. i have restarted, closed everything but the program I'm using and it happens in several programs. initially i thought it was a MS Word thing, but it happens in all other programs too.
    even web pages load super slow or not at all when i am in the same room as my router and had no problems in the past with my old mbp running snow leopard.
    before i go in to the store and have the people at the genius bar look at it, i thought id ask if theres anything i can do or check out.
    I'm seriously at my wit's end with this and I'm beginning to think that the worst thing i did was buy a brand new mbp with the new os when my old one worked just fine.
    thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a faulty hard disk. Back up your data, scrub the hard disk, and send it in for a replacement hard disk.
     
  3. myrtlebee macrumors 68000

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    This is the MacBook forum. You will have better luck over in the MacBook Pro forum.
     
  4. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried resetting your SMC and PRAM? I don't know if it will work for your MBP, but it I think it helped mine...
     
  5. JT123 macrumors member

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    Well there are three of you and two of you are having the same problem. Interesting either it was a batch that has something wrong with a certain component, maybe HDD or RAM, 2 in 3 Macbook pro's have this problem -unlikely, or you may have some sort of Malware that has been spread by using... maybe airdrop considering you are probably running Lion. Otherwise maybe by USB stick or Network. Maybe run a few scanning tools, Macs aren't completely immune from viruses. :(
     

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