Macbook pro 2010 takes forever to respond.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alexus39, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. alexus39 macrumors newbie

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    Dec 22, 2010
    #1
    My new macbook pro 2010 has always taken a little longer than normal to respond to my commands, but nowadays it has become unbearable..
    Whenever I try clicking on a link, scrolling a page, typing, or basically any command, that little rainbow wheel will show up and it will be stuck for about 20 seconds.. Anything I try to do on this computer now takes a very long time..
    As I type this thread it has already stopped to "think" 4 times..
    Does anyone have any idea of what could be wrong?
    Any steps I can take to try to fix it?
    Please help... My macbook is everything to me... lol
    Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Launch Activity Monitor and look at what's eating up system resources.
     
  3. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    #3
    Run the Apple Hardware Test. (hold D when booting)
    Reset Pram
    Reinstall OSX.

    When did you buy your mac? Do you have Apple Care?
     
  4. jtcedinburgh macrumors regular

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    Sep 26, 2010
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    Another thing to check - could be a dodgy hard drive. I had this problem - incredibly sluggish MBP, forever showing that spinning wheel of despair - turned out that my WD 'green' 500Gb HDD (a 5400rpm) was spinning down all the time when it shouldn't have. Meant that I had noticeable pauses whenever I wanted to do anything - and it seems that in OSX, hard drives are accessed a lot, hence lots of pauses.

    A swap to a Seagate Momentus XT 500Gb seems to have given the machine a real kick into line, and then some :)
     

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