Problem browsing with safari on MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gospelSFX, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. gospelSFX macrumors newbie

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    hello, i have a problem browsing with safari on my macbook pro. i am able to launch safari and it loads my homepage. i can then browse from my homepage to a another page macrumors for instance. the problem occurs when i try to browse away from that page to another, macrumors to kvraudio for example. the page does not load. the blue progress bar across the address stops in the first position. safari then 'freezes' becomes unresponsive and then i have to force quit.
    i have never experienced a problem like this before. here are my macbook specs:

    17" MacBook Pro (May 2009)
    Dual 2.6 Ghz
    OSX 10.5.6
    Safari 3.2.1
    Network: Wireless to Airport to Satellite ISP Modem

    btw. i am posting this via my old G5 with the same network config. which doesn't have this browsing problem nor does another networked iMac.

    can anyone recommend a course of action?
    thanks, g
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Try this:
    1. Download OnyX (a free maintenance utility).
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11582

    2. Open OnyX and Click Cancel on these two Alert Panels:
    -Cancel the S.M.A.R.T. Box
    -Cancel the Startup Volume Box

    3. Enter your Password

    4. Click on the Cleaning Tab

    5. In each tab, within the Cleaning Tab, execute the command. Check all the boxes in each tab. When its finished in that tab, it will ask you to reboot. Say NO. Go on to the next tab and repeat until all tabs, within the Cleaning Tab, are done. THEN REBOOT.
     
  3. colettesaxby macrumors newbie

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    same goes

    I had the same problem. I even replaced the HD in my MBP and still had the same issue. Now I have upgraded to 10.5.8 it seems to have been sorted.. I hope!!!
     
  4. gospelSFX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the replies. after i posted i tried some stuff out. i did a hard line connection straight into the airport extreme. i was able to browse to different pages but safari still froze when i tried to quit it. i downloaded the airport client update but it didn't seem to help as i experienced same issues when connecting wirelessly with the MBP.

    @colettesaxby
    i think i will download the 10.5.8 update tonight and see if that helps.

    @John Doe 57
    i understand your directions. could you tell me what i would actually be doing if i follow your course of action and why i need to do it? i'd like to know what it is i am trying to do before attempting to do it. thanks

    still open to other suggestions. also may call apple support.
    -g
     
  5. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    It is erasing cache information that clogs up Safari. This was a problem for me with other versions of Leopard. I see you have 10.5.6, that may be the issue. I noticed that in 10.5.7 and 10.5.8, I don't get any "clogs ups."
     
  6. gospelSFX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for explaining. Slept through the alarm last night so didn't dl 10.5.8. I will report back.

    -g
     
  7. justmyopinion macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for this info.....I've been going crazy trying to stop the 'ball from spinning.':D I followed your instruction and 'Bingo'...all is well, the ball is gone and Safari is running as it should.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    No Problemo!
     
  9. gospelSFX thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wanted to report back. i downloaded the 10.5.8 update which also installed safari 4.0.2. i am now able to browse normally and i have noticed that safari is a lot faster and more responsive than before.

    thank you John Doe 57 and colettesaxby for your input.
    -g
     

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