my macbook pro has something wrong

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by defer09, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. defer09 macrumors newbie

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    for about 2 weeks now my macbook pro mid 2009(2.53 GHz 4 GB RAM, 10.5) has been lagging really bad and getting random spinning color wheels when doing nothing more then typing this.... i have nothing else running and istat says that i have over 2 GB in unused ram.

    I reinstalled osx this morning after getting fed up and it did nothing but make it worse... when i called apple care they had me restart the mac while holding command option "P" and "R". she told me it should reset the RAM and fix the problem.....it didnt.

    just wondering if anyone has come across this problem and if anyone has a solution. if not then does anyone know how long i would be without my mac if i send it in. thank you
     
  2. joehahn macrumors regular

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    my MBP had similar issues as well. Initially I went and looked at apple's available download to increase performance. There was a hard drive one there and I downloaded that which made a hell of a difference. Also I havent had many problems since upgrading to snowleopard, except for it occasionally pages out like nobody's business.
     
  3. defer09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would u mind posting the link to that?
     
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  6. scrapple macrumors regular

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    your ram could of went belly up..
    you can try replacing the ram with someone else's ram to see if thats it
     
  7. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    It could be bad RAM or a bad hard drive. Run the Apple Hardware Test.
     
  8. defer09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    or take it to the store...
     
  10. defer09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  11. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    I'd check the RAM. It may be faulty.

    Habitus :apple:
     
  12. Rafalski24 macrumors regular

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    I had a similar problem with a non unibody MBP 2.4ghz, after apple replaced the hard drive they decided it must be something on the logic board. Anyway after a bunch of trips to the apple store and them sending it off they just replaced the whole laptop.
     
  13. Winters macrumors member

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    Maybe its the hd, did you check to see if its coming from there ?
     
  14. sharkync macrumors regular

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    Start activity monitor and see if one or more processes are hogging cpu time. I've had a couple of instances where an application had gone screwy and needed to be reinstalled due to conflicts. I was able to pinpoint the culprit(s) using activity monitor.

    good luck.
     

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