macbook air revived itself from the dead but so slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by apples22, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. apples22 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    I am using my macbook air and it's been revived from the dead!
    It shut off and wouldn't start earlier this spring, now it just turned on again!! I didn't loose a thing, I'm thrilled, it was a Christmas miracle, it just runs slow so I am wondering what to do. Well Christmas is now over.

    It was kind of slow running finder and even typing, moving folders around, just basic things like that, I then ran disk utility a few times.

    The main thing that's slow is just typing--I type way faster than it can appear. Drives me crazy.
    It's been off for 8 months or so, a long time, tried to give it a bit of TLC and time but it's still slow, has been on for a week or two now. Internet is very slow too. It's a macbook air, it shouldn't be so slow. It's slower than a imac desktop I have.

    I ran something called "Maintenance" which I downloaded online and it is so slow now, whatever this maintenance is, it screwed everything up, it was semi-okay before this.
    What can I do?
    I'm not near any repair shop and don't have money for repair have to do it myself right now.
    I have no idea why Maintenance screwed everything up or how to fix it.
    Have run Disk utility constantly.
    I'm going to get another one some day but right now don't have the money.
  2. elf69 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2016
    Cornwall UK
    why did you download a "maintenance" app, 99% of them are BS an slow down your device.

    Throw away that app, install malwarebytes an check nothing got in.
    Make a Time machine backup and try a clean fresh install.

    If then all ok try migrate your data back from the back up.

    Glad your machine recovered itself!
  3. akadafni macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2015
    Prob need to clear system cache. You can check activity monitor so see what is running in the background. Have you reset the NVRAM or tried Safe Mode?
  4. Orizence macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2014
    Also what year is your Macbook and what OS are you running?
  5. thomasareed macrumors member


    Aug 24, 2015
    If a machine won't boot at all, not even into recovery mode (which it should do automatically if it can't boot in any other way), that's a hardware problem. You should get that machine checked out by Apple. You could also try Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics (depending on the age of your Mac):

    If that finds a problem, you've got a hardware issue, but not finding any problems doesn't mean problems don't exist. It's generally preferable to let Apple take a look in the latter case.
  6. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular


    Sep 20, 2015
    hi I wonder what can have cau-sed your Mac to run slow . My Mac has never ever done that . Perhaps you were tinkering in Applications and made mistakes . I dont know . Their system software is built so that it can almost not have any difficulties of functioning; of course there are difficulties of style like the ugly blue face on the Finder application which causes me to look at an ugly blue face each time I see it on the dock where it has to be; due to Finder being useful for storing my also ugly blue colored and necessary to keep around folders where I keep .txt files .

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