macbook pro slow ( wheel of death)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dawee675, May 20, 2015.

  1. Dawee675, May 20, 2015
    Last edited: May 20, 2015

    Dawee675 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2014
    Hi Big problem
    Macbook pro late 2011
    8gb ram
    750gb Drive (not even near full)
    I keep getting the colour wheel every time i click on anything that from opening safari to even playing a song on itunes and the delay of anything happening can be from 10-60 seconds its incredibly annoying, this happened over night my mac ran like a galloping horse then the next day it was slower than a turtle can anyone help ? even on booting up the laptop i get a long gret bar and it can take from 2-50 minutes to get the laptop turned and logged on sometimes its freezes and has to be done numerous times
    thanks daryll
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    My bet is that spinning hard drive you've got... Put an SSD in there and be free!
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    What size MBP is it?

    Anyway, sounds like a dying hard drive to me. Hope you have a recent backup.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    As Snaky69 says, it sounds like a dying hard drive take a complete back up while you still can and replace it.
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Get an SSD. Problem solved.

Share This Page