Multiple little issues - Good candidate for a reinstall of ML?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neoben, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. neoben macrumors member

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    Howdy..

    I have a 15" Retina MBP. Over the last year, I've noticed an increasing number of little errors... These include:

    1) Menu bar stops updating (clock stays the same)
    2) Bluetooth mouse has issues when 2nd monitor plugged in (usually TBD)
    3) Trackpad stops responding for 10-15 seconds after USB device is plugged in
    4) After sleep, the built-in webcam is no longer recognized

    These are all fairly minor on their own, but it seems to be getting worse. Tried zapping P-Ram, etc...

    I'm thinking of doing an over-install of the operating system via the Recovery partition... Is this a good idea? Or is there something you'd tried prior to this step?

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Ben
     
  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    I know this normally does nothing but Repair Disk Perms??
     
  3. neoben thread starter macrumors member

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    Good thought. I've also tried that too..

    Best,

    Ben
     
  4. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... How much stuff do you have one there? Will it be a lot of bother for the reinstall?
     
  5. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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  6. neoben thread starter macrumors member

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    Howdy...

    It would be awesome if the SMC + PRAM would solve this. I have already tried that once before, but I'll try it again before reinstalling...

    It's a bother to do it, but I understand it doesn't wipe out your HD, so my files and such should survive... I'd try and over-install before I resorted to a clean-format-install.

    Any other thoughts? Really appreciate the ideas... :)

    Best,

    Ben
     

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