Macbook sluggish, even after reinstall

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by blazerdude20, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. blazerdude20 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    i have an early 09 aluminum macbook.

    its been a pretty good machine until the last few months. its become very slow and i have to reboot sometimes just to get it to speed up/ stop freezing. tired of this i reinstalled osx using the disc that came with the computer. i chose the archive option. the macbook is now slower and almost unusable.

    any ideas of what i can do to fix it?

    just restarted and now my keyboard and trackpad/mouse no longer work.
  2. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Sounds like the hard disk is dying. Time to put a new hard disk in.
  3. blazerdude20 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    would disk utility be able to confirm that? or is just a wait and see type of deal?

  4. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular


    Jan 5, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV
    It could be a failing hard drive or maybe one of your sticks of ram is going bad!

    Best way to check is in disk utility and see if you have to repair permissions, and if it doesn't repair all or at all I would suggest a new HDD.
  5. ibuyufo, Oct 2, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 4, 2011

    ibuyufo macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    It's possible that your hard drive is failing or the CPU is overheating. The first thing you should do is to run a hard drive diagnostics.

    Try this link and it explains what you need to do to do a hardware diagnostics.
  6. eman, Oct 3, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 4, 2011

    eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    Try to run "permissions" and "repair disk" in disk utility, if no joy try to start your mac from an external hard drive and see if your problems are gone.
  7. StockDC2 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2011
    A failing hard drive will not cause the keyboard and trackpad to go bad. I am putting my money on a dying logic board.
  8. blazerdude20 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Thanks to everyone for the tips.

    i ran the disk utility and repaired persmissions, etc. finally reinstalled again and it runs great now. the track pad has also been replaced, it was getting stuck in the pressed position.

    good as new! :D

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