MB problems. getting annoying PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yoyo5280, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    #1
    We have little problems, getting more frequent every day, with our macbook.

    SOme are:

    it does not like to wake up. We open it hoping it will wake up from sleep. Rather, it shuts down (sometimes) and we have to turn it on again.

    Also, we are constantly getting the beach ball and it occasionally randomly switches apps.

    Last (so far) finder crashed today, and when I relaunched it logged off.

    Please help!!
     
  2. tw0k1ngs macrumors newbie

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    Definitely would recommend downloading Onyx and doing a system clean.
     
  3. Toasties macrumors newbie

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    Could you tell us some of the speculations of this Macbook? For example, the spinning colour wheel (or beach ball) may be due to a lack of RAM, on top of other things.

    Thanks...
     
  4. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Onyx is already downloaded, I am running it now.

    It is a White Book. 2.16 GHz with 2gigs of ram
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Check Console in the Utilities folder and see if it has caught anything in its crash logs. What third party hardware do you have connected? What third party apps are you running? Do you have any system hacks or theme changers installed? Is some of that RAM from a third party company? :)
     
  6. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    No external hardware. Running Entourage and Yahoo! Messenger beta all the time. All apple hardware. No hacks
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Okay, so is there anything in Console that points to a problem? Have you tried verifying the drive in Disk Utility? :)
     
  8. yoyo5280 thread starter macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    Alerts Daemon
    Camino
    Dock
    iDVD
    iMovie HD
    iTunes
    Microsoft Database Daemon
    Entourage
    Safari
    Software Update
    System Prefs.
    SystemUIServer
    UserNotifactionCenter
    YahooMessenger

    Are the the things in the sidebar under Crashreporter
     

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