Late 2008 MacBook Slow After Hard Drive Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by blackapple3, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. blackapple3 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2009
    Hey all,

    My 3 year old MacBook just got a new- replaced under AppleCare hard drive about three weeks ago. However, since then, the computer has been extremely slow. Programs won't load/close, websites are slow, stuff crashes all the time. I haven't been hardcore gaming ar anything, just Chrome and Word. Just wondering if any of you thinks this has to do with the hard drive, and if I should contact Apple before my warranty expires on Monday.
  2. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    Could be bad drive...could also be ram not seated right (maybe tech pulled ram when they replaced hd?)

    Try going into disk utilities and running "verify disk" and "repair disk" if needed...then run "verify disk permissions" and then "repair disk permissions"...
  3. unixperience macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    if they cloned the harddrive that could be the problem. I know sometimes when you clone a drive the cloned one is slower.

    it would be faster to maybe make a time machine backup and then install the os from scratch, and then restore docs and such from the backup. That may be faster

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