iMac Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kingshrubb, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. kingshrubb macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    I started using my iMac today (not this gen the last gen) and it was fine yesterday but today it has been extremely slow. Its only a year old and now its suddenly taking 30 seconds to open up Finder and Mail and Chrome take a long time to start up. Also I noticed that the 3 buttons (red, orange, and green) at the top left of every window are grayed out.
    Do I have to make a Genius bar appointment or is there something I can do on my end to fix this perhaps?

    Thanks guys! :)
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    Boot off your OS X disks and try repairing permissions.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Have you tried rebooting it? Ran Disk Utility? PRAM and SMC resets?
     
  4. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

    kingshrubb

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    I've tried rebooting it. How do I reset pram and smc? Can you give me some steps please. Thank you very much for your help both of you it is much appreciated.
     
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  6. kingshrubb thread starter macrumors regular

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    The SMC reset fixed it right away. Thanks all!
     

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