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malibuboats91

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
226
13
I purchased a 15" MacBook Pro back in January and am experiencing some issues. I've tried doing SMC/PRAM reset along with disc cleanup and nothing seems to help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Computer:
15" MacBook Pro
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
SSD: 162GB free of 249.8

Problems Include:
1.) Computer goes to sleep and when I wake it up the screen will turn on but then go black but I can still see the cursor. If I wait 30ish seconds then it will start working
2.) When flipping through desktops it sometimes gets stuck between two for awhile, but then will go back to just one
3.) At times the computer starts running very slow and I see the beachball
4.) The computer shows my iPod is connected even though it is not. I've tried ejecting it and it won't eject
5.) Intermittent internet connectivity issues
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
7,729
2,153
Reinstall yosemite

I purchased a 15" MacBook Pro back in January and am experiencing some issues. I've tried doing SMC/PRAM reset along with disc cleanup and nothing seems to help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Computer:
15" MacBook Pro
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
SSD: 162GB free of 249.8

Problems Include:
1.) Computer goes to sleep and when I wake it up the screen will turn on but then go black but I can still see the cursor. If I wait 30ish seconds then it will start working
2.) When flipping through desktops it sometimes gets stuck between two for awhile, but then will go back to just one
3.) At times the computer starts running very slow and I see the beachball
4.) The computer shows my iPod is connected even though it is not. I've tried ejecting it and it won't eject
5.) Intermittent internet connectivity issues

An OSX reinstall usually fixes these issues.
 

AustinIllini

macrumors G5
Oct 20, 2011
12,686
10,518
Austin, TX
I purchased a 15" MacBook Pro back in January and am experiencing some issues. I've tried doing SMC/PRAM reset along with disc cleanup and nothing seems to help. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Computer:
15" MacBook Pro
2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
SSD: 162GB free of 249.8

Problems Include:
1.) Computer goes to sleep and when I wake it up the screen will turn on but then go black but I can still see the cursor. If I wait 30ish seconds then it will start working
2.) When flipping through desktops it sometimes gets stuck between two for awhile, but then will go back to just one
3.) At times the computer starts running very slow and I see the beachball
4.) The computer shows my iPod is connected even though it is not. I've tried ejecting it and it won't eject
5.) Intermittent internet connectivity issues

Definitely reinistall OS X like tonight (particularly if you didn't purchase Apple Care). Use the machine for a couple of months. If the problem persists, contact Apple or go to the nearest store if you're fortunate enough to live close to one.
 

FrtzPeter

macrumors member
Aug 11, 2014
77
3
It sounds like it could be a drive or system problem. SCSC, the guys who make Scannerz have a write up on drive and other problems here:

http://scsc-online.com/How-To.html

Go to the article titled something like Bad hard drive symptoms. They also have other info on other problems that can also cause delays.
 

malibuboats91

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
226
13
Thanks for the replies! Now last night I tried shutting it down and just got the spinning wheel for 10 minutes. I held the power button and upon start up it came to the screen wanting me to select language then instal OS X. I restarted it again and it was fine but after some use the fan came on really loud. That's never happened before.
 

Samuelsan2001

macrumors 604
Oct 24, 2013
7,729
2,153
It may be....

Thanks for the replies! Now last night I tried shutting it down and just got the spinning wheel for 10 minutes. I held the power button and upon start up it came to the screen wanting me to select language then instal OS X. I restarted it again and it was fine but after some use the fan came on really loud. That's never happened before.

.....indexing spotlight in the background if you reinstalled OSX this can stress the CPU if you are using it at the same time take a look in activity monitor and it'll show you what is being used on teh CPU to cause the fans to spin up.
 

malibuboats91

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 30, 2011
226
13
Definitely reinistall OS X like tonight (particularly if you didn't purchase Apple Care). Use the machine for a couple of months. If the problem persists, contact Apple or go to the nearest store if you're fortunate enough to live close to one.

How do I go about reinstalling OS X?? I just got back from vacation so I backed up everything to my time capsule and can to it over the weekend. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 

AustinIllini

macrumors G5
Oct 20, 2011
12,686
10,518
Austin, TX
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