I need some advice, my iMac has been acting very strange, freezing etc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kiaora, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. kiaora macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I purchased this mac last year in october... Since then I have had many issues. These include..

    -Slow to start/shut down
    -Applications freezing
    -Keyboard issues, random letters running out in front e.g tttttttttttttttttttttttttt
    -Mouse freezing, or lagging.
    -CD drive runs very loudly
    -Safari will not open any more.
    -Freezes from waking up.

    But... This doesn't happen in safe mode. What's wrong? Help would be much appreciated
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Run an archive & install / preserve users and network settings. If it's still acting up after that, take the machine in to the shop.
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Run the Apple Hardware Test to search for faults.

    Safe mode runs the computer with only the essential hardware active.
     
  4. Davy.Shalom macrumors 6502

    Davy.Shalom

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    Back up the files you need in a folder on an external, then reformat and reinstall. Works every time. The only problem is then you have to reinstall all of your programs again.
     
  5. tominated macrumors 68000

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    usually a repair permissions works wonders for this stuff, google it, it isn't hard and won't effect personal data
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Definitely run the hardware test and repair permissions before reinstalling.
     

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