Browsers continue to freeze...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g0uads, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. g0uads macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    My first post here--if I'm in the wrong forum, please (politely) let me know. I have a MacBook that I bought in early 2008. Recently, both Mozilla and Safari browsers have been freezing every time I go to espn.com. I've only noticed a problem with espn.com and up until this week, ESPN has been my most-frequented website. The spinny ball comes up and I have to "force quit" the application.

    I tried disabling Javascript as someone suggested in a different thread, but this hasn't fixed the problem. I also downloaded the Opera browser and this also freezes on espn.com.

    Thank you for help!
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I believe it is a flash problem, one known with mac for a long time. There is also a plugin for safari (and maybe firefox) which disables flash until you really need it, therefore, fixing the problem. But since I have had no trouble, I don't know the name of it or where to download it from.

    Try posting your problem on the Mac OS X or the Mac Applications forums.
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Apple Care will trouble shoot for you if you got it.
     
  4. g0uads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No apple care for me...
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Java Script isn't your problem. Which version of the Adobe Flash plug-in do you have installed?
     
  6. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    hmm, espn is very well known, maybe their server is overloaded.
     
  7. g0uads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just downloaded version 10 and this doesn't help. :confused:
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  9. robert05au macrumors regular

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    I just tried with flash player 10 also with just espn.com which for me was slow but it changed to this espn.go.com

    and that worked normally for me on Firefox 3.6RC2

    I have a quick question do you have with firefox any extension/s which allow flash blocking?

    Does your browser/s fail to load the site and or crash also?
     
  10. g0uads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! This seems to work for me on Safari.

    I have had my computer for over a year and a half and this problem only began recently. Does anyone know how to reverse this and achieve a permanent fix (on Firefox, too)?
     
  11. g0uads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    espn.go.com doesn't work. Not sure about the flash blocking extension, although I just downloaded roadbloc's flash blocker, so yes I guess. My browsers load the websites like normal, but then it freezes.
     
  12. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    I'd give this a shot. It might work:

    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).

    10.6 Snow Leopard Link:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582

    10.5 Leopard Link:
    http://pagesperso-orange.fr/joel.barriere/dl/105/OnyX.dmg

    10.4 Tiger Link:
    http://www.titanium.free.fr/dl/104/OnyX.dmg

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, within the Cleaning Tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs, within the Cleaning Tab, are done. THEN REBOOT.
     

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