Macbook (10/08 release) 13" SLOOOW DOWN Help Please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rcmorgan540, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. rcmorgan540 macrumors member

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    I have had countless Macs. My newest is giving me some problems now. Everything was fine ... I was somewhat of a slacker on software update .. I did a whole host of upgrades at one time ... after that ... slowness set in. It takes a good while for the login screen to load ... after logging in .. it takes FOREVER to be able to use (5 mins) any ideas? I have run Verify / Repair disk permissions ... It seems waking from sleep sometimes forces a battery pull ... once everything is going, it seems to be ok 80% of the time.
     
  2. fcamilleri macrumors member

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    Check what programs start on startup.

    Or, something that you are using is causing an epic memory leak.
     
  3. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    Have you run Verify Disk? The drive could be going. Other than that, try re-installing 10.5.7 from the combo updater?
     
  4. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    Brace for impact.

    What I mean is that your hard drive may crash soon. Back up. You don't have much time before it happens. My hard drive crashed twice in 2008. I know what you are talking about. Your HDD is dying.
     
  5. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    How often do hard drives crash? I've never experience one before in over 15 years of computing.
     
  6. rcmorgan540 thread starter macrumors member

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    Backup!

    I am buying an external drive tomorrow. Should I use time machine or manual? I might just go ahead and replace the drive now. Where should I buy the replacement drive? I am assuming this is something I could do myself.
     
  7. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    If you're going to swap out the drive, I'd manually clone the partition with Disk Utility; otherwise, Time Machine will be fine. Newegg is probably the best place to buy a drive, make sure it's a 2.5" SATA HD.
     

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