MB problems. getting annoying PLEASE HELP

yoyo5280

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Feb 24, 2007
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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!!
 

Toasties

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Aug 9, 2007
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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...
 

yoyo5280

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Definitely would recommend downloading Onyx and doing a system clean.
Onyx is already downloaded, I am running it now.

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...
It is a White Book. 2.16 GHz with 2gigs of ram
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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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? :)
 

yoyo5280

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

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